Stock Stock Spotlight: Fidelity

Andrew Dowling puts the spotlight on one of the well performing stocks in the Fidelity Australian Equities Fund We regularly meet with best of breed fund managers to review, analyse and authenticate their offering with the view to building quality portfolios for our clients. Our stock spotlight series is a an interesting stock story that the fund manager can share with us and our clients. McQueen Financial Group is a corporate authorised representative of Total Financial Solutions Limited. AFSL No. 224 954, ABN 94 003 771 579 This information is of a general nature only and does not take into

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The New Payments Platform Is Here

  New Payments Platform The New Payments Platform (NPP) is a world-class payments innovation that will enable Australians to make real-time payments to each other 24/7, 365 days a year. Customers can use their mobile phone number or email address to receive and initiate payments, rather than BSBs or account numbers. These payments can be between two or more people.   How does it work? Customers will be required to register a PayID A PayID is an address for receiving payments, created by linking an account (e.g. Orange Everyday) to a recognisable alias such as a mobile number or email

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Part 2: Popular Diets Review

This article has been republished from AIA Vitality-Vlife August 2017 As a refresher, both obesity and the number of fad diets promising rapid weight loss are on the rise in Australia. To follow on from Part 1 of our review, we look at another five diets below, some ‘fads’, others backed by evidence (but not necessarily for weight management). 1. Juice cleanse/Detox What is it? Consuming only juices, powdered drinks or bottled tonics to “cleanse the liver”. Pros: Can help identify feelings of hunger. Can help cause mind shift. Cons: Likely to regain weight loss following the diet. Constipation, nutrient deficiencies.

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Fad Diets: Do They Work?

This article has being republished from AIA Vitality-VLife June, 2017 Obesity in Australia is on the rise, so too is the number of fad diets promising rapid weight loss and other health advantages, without any backing by solid science. Fad diets are often highly restrictive, low in energy and contain unusual, expensive and unnecessary foods and ingredients. But, do some of these ‘fad diets’ actually work? We’ve reviewed nine of the most popular to find out – check out the first four in this article, with the rest to follow in Part 2. 1. Paleo Diet What is it? A diet

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The importance of recovery

This article has been republished from AIA Vitality-Vlife September 2017 There’s a lot of emphasis on the right way to exercise, so why don’t we talk about the right way to recover? With so many things competing for our time, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the demands of work, family and maintaining our health. But this doesn’t mean that we should neglect the need to refuel and rest. “I think people look at their training how they look at their finances: they have a training budget and they have to decide where they will spend their training energies,” says National

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Travel Destinations To Get The Most Bang For Buck

  Aussies love travelling overseas – it’s a simple fact. According to ABS stats, more of us head abroad for our holidays than ever before. So how do you make sure you get to have the holiday you want at a price you can afford? It’s not necessarily about resorting to hitchhiking and staying in backpacker hostels. Rather, it’s about being smart with your choice of destination. There are a number of countries around the world where luxury hotels, shopping and local activities are still affordable for Australians.   Vietnam According to those aforementioned statistics, visitors are flocking to Vietnam. This

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Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs) and Insurance

Key types of insurance available via super Three types of insurance are usually available within a superfund, including an SMSF. A member can generally purchase the following types of insurance via a super Fund: Life Insurance Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Insurance; and Income Protection Insurance. There are a number of issues to consider when insuring via the super environment: The sole purpose test A SMSF must be maintained solely for at least one or more core purposes and (optionally) for one or more ancillary purposes. A core purpose is to provide for: member upon retirement a member upon reaching

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Magellan Strategy Insight & Update

We caught up with Dom Giuliano (Chief Investment Officer) for an overview and extra insight into the Magellan Global fund. We regularly meet with best of breed fund managers to review, analyse and authenticate their offering with the view to building quality portfolios for our clients. Our meet the manager series is a snapshot of these meetings designed to share interesting insights with our clients. McQueen Financial Group is a corporate authorised representative of Total Financial Solutions Limited. AFSL No. 224 954, ABN 94 003 771 579 This information is of a general nature only and does not take into

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Stock Spotlight – Platinum Asia

Douglas Isles (Investment Specialist) puts the spotlight on one of the well performing stocks in the Platinum Asia. We regularly meet with best of breed fund managers to review, analyse and authenticate their offering with the view to building quality portfolios for our clients. Our stock spotlight series is a an interesting stock story that the fund manager can share with us and our clients. McQueen Financial Group is a corporate authorised representative of Total Financial Solutions Limited. AFSL No. 224 954, ABN 94 003 771 579 This information is of a general nature only and does not take into

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Quarterly Update (Sep 2017) – Presented by Dom Giuliano from Magellan Financial Group

Following the end of the September quarter we asked Dom from Magellan to provide an economic update on the past quarter. Given the global nature of this fund, the focus of this update is on the USA. We regularly meet with best of breed fund managers to review, analyse and authenticate their offering with the view to building quality portfolios for our clients. On a quarterly basis we select one of our fund managers to provide a quarterly update for our clients. / McQueen Financial Group is a corporate authorised representative of Total Financial Solutions Limited. AFSL No. 224 954,

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