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

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How to Avoid Infobesity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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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BSB Thought Leadership Breakfast

The 2018 BSB Thought Leadership Breakfast took place last Wednesday at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Moderated by ABC Radio Broadcast and Presenter Steve Austin, the discussion focused on "Leadership: taught, talent or experience?"

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10-years on… the balance of greed and fear

By John Barton
Ten years ago, we saw the bankruptcy of global investment bank, Lehman Brothers. In this article, John Barton reflects on the events that unfolded in 2008 and what investors can take away from it.

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