Library

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.

Post-election outcomes and considerations

4 June 2019
By Andrew Albury
With the uncertainty that comes with the lead up to a Federal Election now softening, now is an ideal time to consider the new avenues of opportunity that may emerge for investors. Adopting a policy of continual observation of the post-election market landscape could be beneficial.

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Navigating 2019 Forum

21 May 2019
Recently, we hosted our Navigating 2019 Forum where we heard from David Hudson and Dr Michael Drew. The event took place at The Grove in the CBD. Read on for more information, photos and a summary video from the event.

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How to avoid infobesity

16 April 2019
By John Barton
In the past, lack of reliable information was traditionally the main challenge when it came to making decisions. This was true in most areas of life - especially with personal finance and investing. But we’ve come a long way in the last 20 years. Now, our challenge is reversed - we have too much information.

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Federal Budget 2019: Tax

2 April 2019
The Federal Treasurer, Mr Josh Frydenberg, handed down the 2019/20 Federal Budget at 7:30 pm (AEDT) on 2 April 2019. The budget focuses on “restoring the nation's finances”, further strengthening the economy to create more jobs and to “guarantee the essential services”. The tax highlights include...

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Federal Budget 2019: Super

2 April 2019
The Federal Treasurer, Mr Josh Frydenberg, handed down the 2019/20 Federal Budget at 7:30 pm (AEDT) on 2 April 2019. The budget focuses on “restoring the nation's finances”, further strengthening the economy to create more jobs and to “guarantee the essential services”. The superannuation highlights include...

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Federal Budget 2019: Social Security

2 April 2019
The Federal Treasurer, Mr Josh Frydenberg, handed down the 2019/20 Federal Budget at 7:30 pm (AEDT) on 2 April 2019. The budget focuses on “restoring the nation's finances”, further strengthening the economy to create more jobs and to “guarantee the essential services”. The social security highlight include...

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Changing perspectives

12 March 2019
By John Barton
By changing your perspective and adopting a few key techniques from your personal health management to your personal wealth management, you may come to realise that the two practises aren’t so dissimilar

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Strategies for retiring in uncertain times

11 February 2019
By Richard Marsden
After the last decade of economic and asset price growth, it is common for investors to remain optimistic or become complacent and assume the good times will keep rolling...

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Getaway ideas without breaking the bank

25 January 2019
By Alec Berry
The Australia Day long weekend is almost upon us, and whether you’re keeping it local or going to Fyre Festival 2.0 (see Netflix if you don’t know what this is), there are always expensive and less expensive ways to travel...

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MGD welcomes the New Year with new appointment

17 January 2019
MEDIA RELEASE
Boutique Brisbane-based financial services firm MGD has welcomed experienced wealth management specialist Graeme Del Favero to its expanding team.

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What do you really want?

15 January 2019
By John Barton
I came across some interesting research last week that suggested there is a significant gap between “the goals investors initially think they want and the goals that are truly relevant and important to them.” This gap is caused by goal “blind spots”...

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What Labor’s franking credit overhaul means for you

14 January 2019
By Stanley Feng
Last March, the Labor Party announced its highly controversial plan to axe cash refunds for excess franking credits from 1 July 2019, if elected. In this article, we look at how franking credits work and what investors can do.

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2019: Think like a CFO

14 January 2019
By Alec Berry
To help you break the cycle and get a handle on your cash flow so you can hit your personal, business and lifestyle goals in the face of a challenging and volatile future investment environment, we have shared four tips that you can implement today.

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Merry Christmas from MGD

17 December 2018
We will once again be taking a short break over the festive season. Our office will be closed from 5:00pm Friday 21 December and we will reopen on Thursday 3 January however, we will still be available if required...

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Bitcoin: twelve months later

14 December 2018
By Stephen Furness
Last December, Stephen Furness penned an article exploring cryptocurrencies, more specifically Bitcoin. Now, twelve months later, he reflects on how the digital currency market has fared.

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Undisclosed offshore income and assets? It’s time to get some advice.

20 November 2018
By Brett Schmidt
The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is the latest weapon available to global tax authorities in their fight against international tax evasion...

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MGD Portfolio Solutions: commentary on overnight market falls

11 October 2018
By Stephen Furness
We have seen some significant falls overnight in the US (around 3%), and the Australian equity market is down today (around 2%).

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