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Market Update – Presented by Shane Oliver AMP Chief Economist

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. Following the end of the quarter we asked Allan Evans from Magellan to provide an economic update on the past quarter. 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

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How much does it cost to raise a child in Australia?

Raising a child will provide you with countless experiences that money can’t buy. But it is still an expensive business. Here’s your guide to the likely cost of raising a child in Australia. With over 300,000 babies born in Australia every year according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, more and more families are adapting to life with little ones. We run through a few of the big milestones to help you calculate the likely cost of kids. Parental Leave Generally, the financial impact of having a baby begins before it is born. A fantastic first step for

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Market Update presented by Paul Moore from PM Capital Companies Fund

  We regularly meet with the best of breed fund managers to review, analyse and authenticate their offering with the view to building quality portfolios 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 not take into account your investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs. You should not act on any information in this report without first consulting a professional investment adviser in order to ascertain whether the information and any investment decision

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International Women’s Day with Business Chicks

  In celebration of International Women’s Day this week, we invited ten of our amazing female clients to join our table at the Business Chick’s luncheon at Crown Palladium. The event was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the fantastic achievements of women around the world, represented by three incredible guest speakers; Marita Cheng, Susan Alberti AC and JoAnna Ferrari.   Marita Cheng, founder of Robogals & aubot, shared her inspiring journey of persistence which led her to be named the 2012 Young Australian of the Year at a tender age of 23. Along with running robotics workshops for

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McQueen Brisbane Office Grand Opening

  As some of you may recall, our goal in 2018 was to establish a new Brisbane office where we could provide a proactive & personalised service to our Brisbane client base. After finding the perfect location, last week we held the Official Opening Party for our brand new Brisbane office located on Eagle Street. It was a wonderful night, with our Chairman Angus McQueen and our very special guest James Tomkins cutting the ribbon and officially opening the office.     Our Brisbane team – Mitch Raabe, Ben Warren, Jackie Crane & Lucy Noye were thrilled to host the evening

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Quarterly Update December 2018 – Presented by Allan Evans from Magellan

  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. Following the end of the quarter we asked Allan Evans from Magellan to provide an economic update on the past quarter. 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

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Planning on a New Year’s revolution!

  It happens every 31st of December. Millions of people all over the world promise themselves to improve at least one important aspect of their lives and make it their New Year’s resolution to do so. The most popular resolutions remain unchanged year after year, drawn from a list that includes getting fit, reducing stress and importantly, saving money so that you can reach your dreams sooner. Sound familiar?These are all important and worthwhile goals, but here’s the sad thing. Research indicates that by January 7th, 25 per cent of these resolutions will already be broken. And this attrition rate

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How to Budget during the Silly Season

The Christmas holiday period is one of the hardest times of the year to stay within your budget, with presents to buy and parties to attend and host your spending can easily spiral out of control. This is why they call it  the “silly season” because people do silly things at this time of year which they may wind up regretting. Last year alone Australians spent over $45 billion on retail in the period leading up to Christmas and this year the total is likely to be even more. So where does all of this money get spent? The holiday

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