Predicting the Future – The Compelling Insights of Personal Financial Modelling

In our library, you will find the latest financial news, valuable insights and ideas, tips and tricks we've learnt over the years and other helpful educational pieces.

Predicting the Future – The Compelling Insights of Personal Financial Modelling

28 July 2021
By Richard Marsden
In this paper, Richard Marsden explores how financial modelling can add clarity to financial decision-making, assist in planning retirement, and improve the prospects of achieving a financially successful retirement.

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2021 BSB Showcase

26 July 2021
In early June, the 2021 Business South Bank (BSB) Showcase took place in the Plaza Ballroom at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Here is an overview of the event.

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2021 RDAQ Conference

26 July 2021
Recently, the Rural Doctors Association of Queensland (RDAQ) hosted their annual four-day conference. Here is an overview of the conference.

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2021 Queensland Chain Reaction Challenge

8 June 2021
Recently, following months of dedicated training, John Barton and Brett Schmidt rode as part of the MGD/TRACTION Team in the 2021 Queensland Chain Reaction Challenge. Here is an overview of the ride.

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Working Mums, you are worth it!

7 June 2021
By Mikaela Holmes
Whether you are working part-time, full-time, or not at all, mothers are a valuable asset for any household and one worth insuring. When undertaking an insurance needs analysis for clients, we consider various financial impacts, such as caring for someone who is sick or injured, or caring for children and running the household. These can all have a monetary value assigned to them and should be considered a need in the case of various insurable events.

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Wealth management team expands at boutique financial services firm MGD

18 May 2021
MEDIA RELEASE
Boutique financial services firm MGD has welcomed three highly experienced wealth management professionals to its expanding Brisbane-based team.

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Federal Budget 2021 | Overview

12 May 2021
On 11 May 2021, the Government handed down the 2021/22 Federal Budget. Whilst this marked a return to the traditional timing of the budgetary processes, the content of the 2021/22 Budget continues to remind us that our economy and way of life has still not returned to full normality post the events of COVID-19. Here is an overview on the announcement.

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Federal Budget 2021 | Taxation

12 May 2021
Federal Treasurer, Mr Josh Frydenberg, handed down the 2021/ 22 Federal Budget at 7:30 pm (AEST) on Tuesday, 11 May 2021. With the virus still a threat to the global and domestic economy, the Budget contains various measures to support businesses and individuals with job creation, incentives, tax relief, and superannuation changes. The tax highlights are set out in this post.

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Federal Budget 2021 | Superannuation

12 May 2021
Federal Treasurer, Mr Josh Frydenberg, handed down the 2021/ 22 Federal Budget at 7:30 pm (AEST) on Tuesday, 11 May 2021. With the virus still a threat to the global and domestic economy, the Budget contains various measures to support businesses and individuals with job creation, incentives, tax relief and superannuation changes. The superannuation highlights are set out in this post.

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Federal Budget 2021 | Aged Care and Social Security

12 May 2021
Federal Treasurer, Mr Josh Frydenberg, handed down the 2021/ 22 Federal Budget at 7:30 pm (AEST) on Tuesday, 11 May 2021. With the virus still a threat to the global and domestic economy, the Budget contains various measures to support businesses and individuals with job creation, incentives, tax relief and superannuation changes. The aged care and social security highlights are set out in this post.

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MGD Tax update | February 2021

25 February 2021
Here is our MGD Tax update containing up-to-date, relevant, and practical tax-related information, updates, and news. Our update contains helpful information specifically related to COVID-19 measures, what the ATO has been up to, other news, and key tax dates. Read on to find out information related to the JobMaker Hiring Credit, JobKeeper, two temporary measures to encourage business investment, varying PAYG instalments, and more.

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Shout out to the working mums

27 January 2021
By Mikaela Holmes
In my experience, working mothers have an ever-growing list of things to do and think about - and they usually all relate to their children. With this in mind, it is important to make sure we take time to think about ourselves too (mentally, emotionally, physically and financially), both for the now and for the future. In this article, I want to share some information on two government benefits that may help the financial side of things.

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Merry Christmas from MGD

21 December 2020
We will once again be taking a short break over the festive season. Our office will be closed from 1:00 pm Wednesday 23 December and we will reopen on Monday 4 January. From all of us at MGD, we wish you and your loved ones a very happy and safe Christmas and we look forward to working with you again in 2021.

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MGD Tax update

17 December 2020
In light of the recent Federal Budget announcement and the ongoing economic stimulus measures for individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19, here is our MGD Tax Update containing up-to-date, relevant, and practical tax-related information, updates, and news. Our update contains helpful information specifically related to small- to medium-sized businesses, including budget measures now law, a JobKeeper update, business tax tips, boosting apprenticeship commencements, and key tax dates.

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Death and divorce: be prepared

16 December 2020
By Michelle Dall'Alba
The two most stressful circumstances a person can experience are divorce and the death of a spouse, according to the Life Change Index Scale (The Stress Test). We don’t want to contemplate either; however, if we face the prospect of both, we can develop a plan to ensure our financial position is protected. These two experiences have their own unique challenges, however there are common financial considerations.

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Tired of paying rent? You could consider buying your business premises in an SMSF

11 December 2020
By Brad Hoffman
You run a successful business, you are already contributing the maximum deductible amount into your superannuation, and each year, you pay a significant amount of rent for your business premises to your landlord. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could buy your own business premises and pay that rent to yourself?

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A Biden world

30 November 2020
By Ronan Zille
As the world shrugs off the uncertainty of one of the most divisive US presidential elections in history and watches on as president-elect, Joe Biden, assumes office, the question everyone is now asking is; what does a Biden administration look like for markets and the economy? The answer should largely lie in the history of Biden’s political scorecard and whether his administration will lean towards a pro-market and pro-economic outcome.

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