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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The changing face of DIY super

The changing face of DIY super

Team Maddern
27/Nov/2017
Move over baby boomers, younger Australians are taking to self-managed superannuation funds in ever greater numbers. While the face of DIY super may be changing, the reasons for flying solo remain the same. Flexibility and control are the main drawcards, along with falling set-up costs. The latest statistics from the Australian Taxation Office show that […]
Managing big life changes

Managing big life changes

Team Maddern
20/Nov/2017
You’ve probably heard the saying ‘change is as good as a holiday’. And sure, in some situations, altering your circumstances can be refreshing. But not all major life changes make you feel immediately clear, secure, and ready to take on the world. When everything you know is turned upside down, moving forward successfully is not […]
What are the differences between ETFs and LICs? And why are investors flocking to them?

What are the differences between ETFs and LICs? And why are investors flocking to them?

Team Maddern
16/Oct/2017
One of the golden rules of investing is diversification, but that can be difficult to achieve when you are just starting out or have limited funds to tap into a world of opportunities. Which is why investors have been flocking to exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and listed investment companies (LICs). ETFs and LICs are like managed […]
Smart investing: using dividends to increase returns

Smart investing: using dividends to increase returns

Team Maddern
09/Oct/2017
The study of behavioural finance tells us people prefer a small certain reward today than a bigger uncertain one in future. That’s certainly true of share investors over the past decade. Against a backdrop of low interest rates and slow economic growth, investors have looked for dividends in ‘safe’ companies rather than big capital gains […]