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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First Home Super Saver (FHSS) Scheme

To assist first home buyers in entering the property market, the Government announced the First Home Super Saver (FHSS) Scheme in the 2017 Federal Budget. As of 13 December 2017, this scheme was legislated and became law. Through this scheme, first home buyers are encouraged to use superannuation as another form of maximising their savings to secure the purchase of their first home.   What is the FHSS scheme? From 1 July 2017, first home buyers could begin making voluntary concessional (before tax) and non-concessional (after tax) contributions into super for the purpose of purchasing their first home. You can

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Meet the Manager: We chat with Julian Beaumont from Bennelong ex-20 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 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 without first consulting a professional investment adviser in order to ascertain whether the information and any investment decision is appropriate. This information is believed to be accurate however no warranty of accuracy or reliability is given in relation to any advice or information contained, and neither TFSA or its Representatives and officers, agents or employees of either of the aforementioned shall not be held liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising in any way for any representation, act or omission, whether express or implied (including responsibility to any persons by reason of negligence).

Meet the Manager: We chat with Dr. Shaw from Orbis Global Equity 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 without

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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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Thinking about finances in your thirties

Whatever the goal, reaching age 30 is a turning point for many of us. Whilst it may mean life is getting more serious, by the time we’re in our 30’s we’re keen to retain our individuality and remain determined to have fun. With a little planning you can make this age even more enjoyable.   The following stories may inspire you to start now to build a stronger financial future. And now there are three Jake and Sara have just had their first baby and two salaries are now one. Expenses have shot up and together with the emotional challenges

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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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