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Independent financial advice – The ONLY way forward!

Independent financial advice – The ONLY way forward!

Team Maddern
26/Apr/2018
With the banking royal commission underway, financial planning institutions have been facing a grilling. As more and more is revealed, the Australian public are becoming increasingly horrified. Dr. Dennis J. Maddern, one of only 37 truly independent financial advisers in Australia and Chief Executive Officer of Maddern Financial Advisers,  sat down for an interview with […]
Home and away with super

Home and away with super

Team Maddern
16/Apr/2018
Australians buying their first home or downsizing in retirement are about to receive a helping hand thanks to new superannuation rules which come into effect on July 1. From that date, first home buyers will be able to contribute up to $30,000 into their super fund towards a home deposit while downsizers can put up […]
It’s time to talk about debt

It’s time to talk about debt

Team Maddern
09/Apr/2018
Debt in Australian households are among the highest in the world and rising, thanks largely to worsening housing affordability and plentiful consumer credit. So how do we measure up and should we be worried? Most global comparisons measure total household debt as a percentage of net income. At last count, Australia’s household debt to income […]
Franking credits facing the chop

Franking credits facing the chop

Team Maddern
03/Apr/2018
Here we go again. Superannuation could be about to undergo more change with the federal opposition announcing it will end cash refunds of franking credits on share dividends if it wins the next election. The change would have a significant impact on people paying little or no tax, especially self-funded retirees in pension phase. Seniors […]
Opportunities in the cooling property market

Opportunities in the cooling property market

Team Maddern
26/Mar/2018
Things are looking up for first home buyers for the first time in years as house price growth begins to slow across the country. While prices have been on the slide for some areas in the West and the North since the end of the mining boom, the housing market in Sydney and Melbourne also […]
Maddern Financial Advisers named a finalist for the Fintech Business Awards 2018

Maddern Financial Advisers named a finalist for the Fintech Business Awards 2018

Team Maddern
19/Mar/2018
Maddern Financial Advisers has been shortlisted for the prestigious Fintech Business Awards 2018. A local firm based in the prestigious leafy suburb of Malvern, in Melbourne, is in the running to take out one of Australia’s top industry awards. Maddern Financial Advisers has been shortlisted as a finalist to win one award in the Accounting […]
Weighing up the value of life insurance

Weighing up the value of life insurance

Team Maddern
19/Mar/2018
It probably comes as no surprise to anyone that there is a significant underinsurance gap between what we would need to maintain our standard of living should the unthinkable happen, and what we are actually covered for in the way of insurance. Australia is one of the most underinsured nations in the developed world, ranking […]
Tax Alert March 2018

Tax Alert March 2018

Team Maddern
13/Mar/2018
Several significant tax changes are on the horizon, with most employers soon required to report payroll payments electronically to the ATO and new home buyers to pay GST on purchases directly to the tax man. Here’s a roundup of the latest tax news. Electronic payroll reporting to commence As of 1 April 2018, employers with […]
Making the most of redundancy

Making the most of redundancy

Team Maddern
26/Feb/2018
Redundancy can come as a shock but in reality it often presents an unexpected opportunity. Not only can you look at pursuing a totally different career, but you might consider using the financial windfall to set up your own business or maybe retire altogether. Redundancies can come with a healthy payout, but to make the […]
Visualise your success

Visualise your success

Team Maddern
12/Feb/2018
Have you ever turned down an invite or a challenge and said something like “I could never see myself doing that!”? Do you see people around you achieving amazing things, and wonder how they were able to take the plunge to start trying in the first place? If you’re having trouble reaching your goals, there’s […]