Preparing for June 30

It is that time of year again; too late to do any in depth tax planning but the perfect time to ensure everything you planned for last July has happened. Below we have included a few things you might want to check in on before June 30 rolls around: 1. Topping up your superannuation On July 1st 2018, super laws are changing to encourage empty nesters to downsize. Those over 65 who meet the eligibility requirements will be able to contribute up to $300,000 from the sale of their primary residence towards their super, without that money counting towards their contribution

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What we can learn from exercises around the world

This article has been republished from AIA Vitality-Vlife 2018. Whether it’s speedy ballet-based workouts in London or laughing sessions in India, exercise trends always develop for a reason – and they usually say something about who we are as people. We take a look at fitness trends across the world and the important lessons they can teach us. Exercise trends come and go as people across the world try out different methods of keeping fit. Right now, global exercise trends fall in favour of wearable tech, body weight training and high-intensity training (HIIT) – but customised, mixed-discipline classes continue to rise. Whatever

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How will the Government’s childcare changes affect your family?

Packing lunches, changing their clothes, coordinating the pick-up and the drop-off, weighing up the cost of childcare and the rewards of going back to work – it can be tough enough simply being a parent, let alone deciphering childcare funding reform. The good news is we’ve done all that for you, so that you and your family can prepare.   What’s changing? From 2 July 2018, Commonwealth support for childcare costs will be delivered via a single, means-tested subsidy. Under the current system, the Child Care Benefit (means-tested) is usually paid directly to the approved childcare service provider. The Child Care

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2018 Budget Update

Buoyed by a stronger economy, the 2018 Federal Budget promises to deliver income tax relief, more jobs, guaranteed essential services and the government living within its means. So what does this mean for you?   Encouraging tax cuts The centrepiece of the budget is income tax relief. There’s immediate relief for Australians on low to middle incomes, as well as light at the end of the tunnel for higher-income earners. Those earning up to $90,000 will get a tax cut of up to $530 via the introduction of a new, non-refundable Low and Middle Income Tax Offset from 1 July

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Meet the Manager: We chat with Paul Moore from PM Capital Global Companies 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 account your investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs. You should not act on any information in this report

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Quarterly Update March 2018 presented by Paul Moore from PM Capital-Global

Following the end of the March quarter we asked Paul Moore from PM Capital-Global to provide an economic update on the past quarter. 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, ABN 94 003 771 579 This information is of a general nature only and does

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Old Scotch Football Club Kicks off the Season

  Last year McQueen were very proud to sponsor the Old Scotch Football Club (OSFC), it was a big year with 3 of the 5 teams making the Grand Final. We are very excited to announce that we have renewed our sponsorship for 2018 and are excited for a fantastic year of football. The start to the season has been particularly exciting as the first ever OSFC women’s team, the “Stars”, was formed. In their debut match the Old Scotch Stars played brilliantly, winning by 5 points. The Senior’s started strong in their Grand Final rematch but unfortunately went down

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McQueen Group – Brisbane

  It has now been a year since we expanded into Brisbane, QLD. Given this milestone, it is timely that we provide you with an update on our activity in Brisbane and how we can help those located in South East Queensland.   What we are doing Having the ability to see more people and start servicing the Brisbane area more proficiently is the goal for the remainder of 2018. Establishment of an office and foothold in an area when you are starting with a small base can often be hard, but we have made our way through the first

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McQueen Group gets behind its own in support of the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation

We are very proud to announce that our very own Dylan Verney will be competing in the 2018 Noosa Triathlon later this year and has committed to raising $2,000 for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation in the process! In our efforts to continually give back to the broader community and support worthwhile causes, we are delighted to show our support for one of our team members as he trains for and competes in Australia’s most famous Olympic distance Triathlon. The event will take place on 4 November 2018 and involves a 1.5km swim, 40km cycle and 10km run. If you

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Meet the Manager: We chat with John Valtwies from PIMCO Diversified Fixed Interest 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 account your investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs. You should not act on any information in this

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