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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 […]
Transition to retirement still a smart move

Transition to retirement still a smart move

Team Maddern
05/Feb/2018
They say 60 is the new 40. And while it’s true that today’s over-50s are healthy and active for longer than previous generations, many in this position begin to dream about scaling back their work commitments so they can start ticking off their bucket list.  You may want the flexibility to travel more, volunteer or […]
Tax relief for start-ups

Tax relief for start-ups

Team Maddern
22/Jan/2018
To encourage innovation and new small businesses, the government offers a range of valuable tax incentives and concessions designed to help start-ups. There are even tax deductions for expenses you incur before you start trading. Here’s a roundup of some of the tax concessions on offer: Start-up expenses Most new businesses face some hefty start-up expenses […]
Investing to achieve your goals

Investing to achieve your goals

Team Maddern
15/Jan/2018
How are your New Year’s resolutions progressing? Many of us start out with the best of intentions – to get fit, improve our diet, drink less, travel more, get out of debt or get ahead financially. But without clear goals and a plan to achieve them, our good intentions are likely to remain just that. […]
Separating needs from wants

Separating needs from wants

Team Maddern
18/Dec/2017
Even those of us who have been paragons of responsibility for 51 weeks of the year can be tempted to take a budgeting holiday when Christmas and the summer vacation roll around. Unlike overindulging at the Christmas lunch, this has more than short-term consequences. Last December, Australians spent $25.6 billion in retail stores. A survey […]
The 12 tips of Christmas

The 12 tips of Christmas

Team Maddern
11/Dec/2017
Ever wonder what Christmas carols would sound like if they were written today? There’d probably be a lot less about piper’s piping and partridges in pear trees, and a bit more about the madness of trying to put on the perfect Christmas without breaking the bank – or going a bit mad. Perhaps an urban […]
Opportunities in the cooling property market-1

Opportunities in the cooling property market-1

Team Maddern
04/Dec/2017
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 […]