McConachie Stedman moves to a new home at 160 Hume Street, Toowoomba

McConachie Stedman moves to a new home at 160 Hume Street, Toowoomba

Mar 27 2024

After 20 years of business operations at 619 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, we have relocated to our new premises located at 160 Hume Street, Toowoomba.




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Market Snapshot: February 2024

Market Snapshot: February 2024

Mar 13 2024

In this month's market snapshot, we take a glimpse at what the market has been up to and what the key developments were for February 2024.




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Toowoomba Office Relocation

Toowoomba Office Relocation

Mar 6 2024

We are excited to let you know that the renovations at our new Toowoomba office located at 160 Hume Street have been completed and over the coming weeks, we will be progressively moving across to the new office.




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Proposal to increase the value of a penalty unit

Proposal to increase the value of a penalty unit

Feb 20 2024

The Government has proposed to increase the value of a penalty unit which is just another reason to consider a corporate trustee for your SMSF.




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Market Snapshot: January 2024

Market Snapshot: January 2024

Feb 13 2024

In this month's market snapshot, we take a glimpse at what the market has been up to and what the key developments were for January 2024.




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Can you afford to retire early?

Can you afford to retire early?

Feb 13 2024

Many Australians caught in the nine-to-five grind of working for a living dream of the possibility of taking early retirement, spending their days travelling or playing golf or doing nothing much at all.




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5 tips for starting your own successful business

5 tips for starting your own successful business

Feb 6 2024

Many people have great business ideas but are often overwhelmed when they look to turn their idea into a thriving business. Here are 5 tips for translating your dream into reality.




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A Self-Employed Superannuation Guide

A Self-Employed Superannuation Guide

Jan 22 2024

Often, self-employed people prefer reinvesting back into their businesses, hesitant to stash money away in superannuation. Yet, there's a compelling case for setting aside a slice of your earnings.




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Market Snapshot: December 2023

Market Snapshot: December 2023

Jan 15 2024

In this month's market snapshot, we take a glimpse at what the market has been up to and what the key developments were for December 2023.




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Five Tips to Improve your Financial Wellbeing

Five Tips to Improve your Financial Wellbeing

Jan 15 2024

In these ever-changing and uncertain times in society, there has never been a greater emphasis on our health and wellbeing.




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Market Snapshot: November 2023

Market Snapshot: November 2023

Dec 14 2023

In this month's market snapshot, we take a glimpse at what the market has been up to and what the key developments were for November 2023.




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How much should I have in my emergency fund?

How much should I have in my emergency fund?

Dec 14 2023

It’s the most common story financial professionals hear. Unfortunately, too many people fail to set aside emergency savings to see them through life’s hiccups.




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Record-keeping checklist

Record-keeping checklist

Nov 15 2023

The ACNC has released a record-keeping checklist to promote good record-keeping practice and to support charities in meeting their ACNC obligations.




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Charities must disclose their related-party dealings

Charities must disclose their related-party dealings

Nov 15 2023

New questions in the recently launched 2023 AIS require charities to disclose their dealings with related parties.




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ACNC releases AIS findings

ACNC releases AIS findings

Nov 15 2023

The ACNC has released findings from 250 annual information and financial statements submitted for the 2021 reporting period.




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Market Snapshot: October 2023

Market Snapshot: October 2023

Nov 14 2023

In this month’s market snapshot, we take a glimpse at what the market has been up to and what the key developments were for October 2023.




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Superannuation - It's not a case of set and forget

Superannuation - It's not a case of set and forget

Nov 14 2023

The government regularly reminds us that each Australian must take responsibility for funding their future.




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Roadmap to retiring young

Roadmap to retiring young

Nov 14 2023

The dream of retiring young is one that captivates many peoples’ imaginations. The freedom to live life on your own terms, doing what you want, when you want is undeniably appealing, but is it attainable?




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Market Snapshot: September 2023

Market Snapshot: September 2023

Oct 9 2023

In this month’s market snapshot, we take a glimpse at what the market has been up to and what the key developments were for September 2023.




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Achieving Financial Freedom

Achieving Financial Freedom

Oct 9 2023

We all have different desires and goals in life, but most of us share the dream that one day we would like to achieve our particular version of ‘financial freedom’.




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Don't wait until your 60's to see a Financial Adviser

Don't wait until your 60's to see a Financial Adviser

Oct 9 2023

Ask most 30 year olds who their financial planner is and the typical response might be ‘huh?’ After all, financial advisers are for older people with plenty of money to invest, aren’t they?




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GST Misunderstandings

GST Misunderstandings

Sep 12 2023

This article looks at some of the common traps small business operators can fall into when calculating and preparing their BAS returns.




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Market Snapshot: August 2023

Market Snapshot: August 2023

Sep 10 2023

In this month’s market snapshot, we take a glimpse at what the market has been up to and what the key developments were for August 2023.




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The Pillars of Retirement Income

The Pillars of Retirement Income

Sep 10 2023

While older Australians are reportedly among the wealthiest retirees in the world, much of their wealth is tied up in their family home, leaving many to worry about how they will find the money to pay for their day-to-day expenses when they stop work.




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Estate Planning is not just for retirement

Estate Planning is not just for retirement

Aug 22 2023

Many people think that Estate Planning is only for people who are close to retirement, especially if we fall into the trap of thinking that Estate Planning is just about getting a will. But did you know that Estate Planning addresses key protection strategies whilst you’re still alive?




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Unlocking the potential of Aged Pension and Superannuation benefits

Unlocking the potential of Aged Pension and Superannuation benefits

Aug 22 2023

The Australian Aged Pension scheme provides a wonderful safety net for those with limited assets in retirement, although many remain confused by how their age pension entitlements differ from so called superannuation income streams.




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Market Snapshot: July 2023

Market Snapshot: July 2023

Aug 22 2023

In this months market snapshot, we take a glimpse at what the market has been up to and what the key developments were for July 2023.




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Reporting related-party transactions

Reporting related-party transactions

Aug 17 2023

In 2023 annual information statements, all but basic religious charities will be required to report their related-party transactions to the ACNC due to changes announced in November 2021.




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Adhering to ACNC's governance standards

Adhering to ACNC's governance standards

Aug 17 2023

The ACNC's governance standards is a set of core principles dealing with how a charity should be run. It's timely to review your compliance with them.




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Six Steps to a Happy New Financial Year

Six Steps to a Happy New Financial Year

Jul 7 2023

The new financial year provides an opportunity for a fresh start for your finances. Make this the financial year you get on top of yours… for good! 




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Market Snapshot: June 2023

Market Snapshot: June 2023

Jul 6 2023

In this months market snapshot, we take a glimpse at what the market has been up to and what the key developments were for June 2023.




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Total Super Balance and Transfer Balance Cap Indexation

Total Super Balance and Transfer Balance Cap Indexation

Jun 19 2023

Along with increasing term deposit and savings interest rates, one of the few benefits of the recent rise in inflation is that some important superannuation thresholds are increasing from 1 July 2023.




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Planning for your future retirement

Planning for your future retirement

Jun 16 2023

Millennials in Australia are facing an unprecedented challenge when it comes to planning for retirement.




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Market Snapshot: May 2023

Market Snapshot: May 2023

Jun 15 2023

In this months market snapshot, we take a glimpse at what the market has been up to and what the key developments were for May 2023.




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Four Time-Tested Investment Strategies for Young Investors

Four Time-Tested Investment Strategies for Young Investors

Jun 13 2023

Young investors have greater access to education around investing, more diverse opportunities for investing, as well as a rise in social media content creators creating communities around building wealth – making this topic much more popular among younger generations. 




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ATO Focus Areas for 2023 Tax Year

ATO Focus Areas for 2023 Tax Year

Jun 13 2023

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has announced its top key focus areas for the tax year, basing the list on the priority areas they often see mistakes being made.




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How to plan for the longest “holiday” of your life

How to plan for the longest “holiday” of your life

May 18 2023

Budgeting for retirement is like preparing your suitcase for an epic journey! Packing the right items and planning ahead is essential to ensure you don't run into any unexpected surprises along the way.




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Minimum pension limits set to revert to normal levels

Minimum pension limits set to revert to normal levels

May 17 2023

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent impact on global economies and financial markets, the Government reduced the minimum pension drawdown rate for account based and transition to retirement pensions by 50% for the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 financial years.




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Manage your cyber risks

Manage your cyber risks

May 15 2023

With reports of cyber crime on the rise, the ACNC is reminding charities of cyber-security risks, giving guidance and practical tools to help to reduce them.




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New guide arms charities to combat fraud

New guide arms charities to combat fraud

May 15 2023

To arm charities to combat fraud, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand in collaboration with Social Business Consulting have released Charity Fraud: Tools for Prevention.




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Top tips for charity directors

Top tips for charity directors

May 15 2023

One of the best ways to bolster transparency and accountability in the sector, says acting commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Deborah Jenkins, is through education. 




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Market Snapshot: April 2023

Market Snapshot: April 2023

May 14 2023

In this months market snapshot, we take a glimpse at what the market has been up to and what the key developments were for April 2023.




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Market Snapshot: March 2023

Market Snapshot: March 2023

Apr 12 2023

In this months market snapshot, we take a glimpse at what the market has been up to and what the key developments were for March 2023.




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Business Name Scam

Business Name Scam

Apr 3 2023

Not all scams come from far off distant places, and they aren’t all trying to empty your account as quickly as possible. 




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Why millennials should be mapping their retirement today

Why millennials should be mapping their retirement today

Mar 28 2023

While millennials have for decades been treated like ‘the children of Neverland, who never grew up’, reality is fast catching up with this generation, who are now young adults between the ages of 24 and 40.




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How to create a debt repayment plan

How to create a debt repayment plan

Mar 28 2023

Debt can be overwhelming and stressful, but creating a plan to pay it off can help ease that burden.




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The Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

The Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

Mar 22 2023

In late 2022, the government announced some fairly significant changes to the income test threshold for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card.




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Protect your bank account from scammers

Protect your bank account from scammers

Mar 20 2023

According to research by the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) (September 2022), 60% of Australians reported having personally been a victim of a scam, or knew someone who had, and 57% of Australians reported becoming more concerned about scams over the last 12 months.




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