Asset classes
Knowing what the various asset classes are is a prerequisite for any budding investor or business owners. So, let’s take a look at what asset classes are.  American businessman Robert Kiyosaki famously once said,“money doesn't make you rich – assets make you rich.” But what does that...
Caveat on property explained
Often considered the “red flag” of real estate, here is everything you need to know about Caveats on properties.  A caveat in real estate is an expression of interest in a property that prevents any new dealings from occurring that relate to that property. The term Caveat derives from...
Australia’s lauded COVID-19 strategy is wearing thin.  Australia has been the envy of the world for most of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s no surprise why. Effective testing strategies and lockdown measures have helped to keep the virus at bay, yielding the lowest death rate per capita of...
With more than half of the country now in lockdown, the threat of another recession looms over Australia.  Prior to COVID-19, Australia had developed a reputation for avoiding recessions, which is defined as two consecutive quarters of economic decline.  Australia hadn’t experienced a...
Sydney’s Lockdowns have been extended for a further 4 weeks - and that might be just the beginning. Here’s the support that’s available to help you get through it.   Table of content Australian Defense Force to be Deployed Could the lockdown be extended further? JobKeeper...
What is asset protection
We all want to build a collection of assets to increase our wealth, but it’s just as important to learn how to protect your assets.  Table of contents What is asset protection How does asset protection protect you Protecting your assets from creditors What can you...
As Australia is plunged into multiple lockdowns, it’s time for businesses to brace themselves again for impact.  Just weeks ago, the Australian economy was making a remarkable recovery with unemployment returning to pre-pandemic levels and the booming housing market helping to cut budget...
Putting assets into a trust
Trusts are a great way to secure your assets and manage your taxes. Without protection, your hard-earned assets are vulnerable to creditors, lawsuits and even a partner after a separation – meaning that you could lose your assets quicker than you accrued them. If you get into a car accident...
What is a trust and what is a company? A trust is a private arrangement created by a person to meet specific needs. It’s terms and conditions are contained in a tailor-made specially crafted document called a ‘deed of trust’. The deed of trust sets out the purpose of the trust, its terms and...
Lord Vestey Asset Protection Strategy
With Britain’s Vestey family again in the news, light is being shone on the ingenious wealth-protection strategy they devised to help build one of the greatest family empires in the world. When British Lord Samuel Vestey died in the UK in early 2021, much of the space in his obituaries focused...
4 Types of trusts in Australia
Once used predominantly by the very wealthy, trusts are now being put to use by large numbers of regular Australian families. The reasons are simple. As well as delivering potential tax advantages, these clever legal arrangements can help protect family assets for many years to come. DGI Founder...
5 Scenarios Where You Need A Testamentary Trust
Increasing numbers of Australians are waking up to the benefits of ‘testamentary trusts’ when drawing up their wills. As well as offering potential tax benefits, such trusts can protect the inheritance you pass on to your children, long after you are gone. DGI Founder and CEO Dominique Grubisa...
Banks reveal the truth about the coming economic storm
Still don’t believe that the COVID-19 crisis has the power to crash the housing market and threaten your personal wealth? Startling figures from the major banks may just change your mind, writes DG Institute Founder and CEO Dominique Grubisa. It’s the narrative many Australian homeowners and...
A combination of good luck and good management has so far helped Australia avoid a COVID-19 housing crash. But beware because the market is changing. With the economy reeling again from fresh outbreaks, the housing market may be set to fall, writes DGI Founder and CEO Dominique Grubisa. We were...
What is a recession
It’s official. Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced that the Australian economy had entered a recession. But what does the term ‘recession’ actually mean? And how will the ongoing downturn affect you and your family? DGI Founder and CEO Dominique Grubisa explains. What is a...
Trade wars between australia and china
If you think COVID-19 is the only major threat to Australia’s economy in 2020, think again. Increasing tension in our relationship with China has the potential to cost the country tens of billions of dollars in exports – with devastating impacts for ordinary Australians. DGI founder and CEO...
Worldwide efforts are helping to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but there’s no stopping the massive economic downturn that COVID 19 is causing. Now is the time for those with significant assets to move to protect them, writes DG Institute Founder and CEO Dominique Grubisa. Up until now,...
Coronavirus wills and estate planning
The importance of safeguarding your assets only really seems to make sense when there’s something to safeguard them against. The current Coronavirus pandemic is proving to be one such event – unprecedented times mean potentially unprecedented risk, writes DG Institute’s Founder and CEO...
Coronavirus protecting your finances
The situation with COVID-19 is changing daily, with new impacts on our health, society and the economy. While much is uncertain, you can be 100-percent sure that those who stay informed and take decisive action to protect their wealth will do best during the crisis – and during the recovery that...
Are you interested in creating a trust to protect assets? DG Institute’s Dominique Grubisa tells you what kind of trust will really protect your assets. (Many of them don’t.) Creating a trust to protect assets Don’t Buy into the Myth of Trusts Set Up a Vestey Trust Use the...
The Seven Key Steps For Discretionary Trust
Have you thought about creating a discretionary trust? Australia offers several ways to protect assets, and this is one of them. DG Institute’s Dominique Grubisa explains what it is and how it can protect you. How To Set Up a Discretionary Trust? Select a Trustee Write the Trust...
Asset protection mistakes to avoid
High cost assets like property require a lot of protection. DG Institute founder, Dominique Grubisa explains the mistakes you should avoid with your asset protection strategy. You’ve bought an investment property and now you’re looking for the best way to protect your asset. This is a smart...
bad asset protection strategies you need to avoid
The mark of smart property investors is that they protect their assets. Avoid these strategies if you want to make sure you don’t lose yours. Whether you’re investing or running a business, you face a certain amount of risk. There’s always the possibility that something could go...
Now is the time to protect your assets
Storm clouds are forming over the Australian economy. With annual economic growth at its lowest point in a decade and trouble brewing internationally, many experts believe a recession is on the way. Whether or not that happens, now is a great time to lock in an asset protection strategy to keep...
bullet proof yourself against bankruptcy
With bankruptcies on the rise, DGI Founder and CEO Dominique Grubisa explains how with seeking help early and carefully structuring your finances, You can avoid becoming any one of the over 32,000 personal insolvencies in 2017-18, with bankruptcies accounting for 16,811 of them alone in...
EOFY 11 tax planning tips to save money
DG Institute founder and CEO, Dominique Grubisa explains how to prepare for tax time and save a LOT of money as we approach the end of financial year.  Some people would rather hear the words ‘root canal therapy’ than ‘tax planning’, but they might never be wealthy. (Though they might...
how to negotiate with creditors and reduce debt to a fraction
DG Institute founder and CEO, Dominique Grubisa explains how to negotiate down debts to a fraction of what is owed, to as little as 20%.   When I work with people in debt and having helped thousands of people become debt free, the one thing that really blows me away is that people don't know...
The best way for you to protect your wealth
What is the best way for you to protect your wealth? DG Institute Founder and CEO, Dominique Grubisa is going to share with you what you need to do to make sure that you're in the best position to protect yourself, why other people fail, and how it's possible that you can lose your shirt sometimes...
8 tips for dealing with debt collectors
Just about anyone can run into trouble with debt. DG Institute Founder Dominique Grubisa explains that should your finances take a turn for the worse, there are guidelines governing the behaviour of debt collectors. Being aware of those rules can make your debt recovery process less...
why registering properties in your own name puts your assets at risk
DG Institute Founder Dominique Grubisa explains why investors who have all their properties registered in their own names could actually be putting their assets at risk and why this is a crucial time for every homeowner in Australia to have asset protection strategies in place. Many of us dream...
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