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Keys to de-stressing your mortgage

Keys to de-stressing your mortgage

Team Maddern
22/Sep/2016
“Don’t sail out farther than you can row back.” This Danish saying is sound advice for anyone thinking of borrowing to buy a home, particularly now that interest rates are low and house prices are generally rising in most metropolitan centres of Australia. According to a paper1 for the Centre of Policy Development and University […]
Financial Commentary and Investment Opportunities for September 2016

Financial Commentary and Investment Opportunities for September 2016

Team Maddern
21/Sep/2016
Today, in our monthly video newsletter, Dennis speaks about current economic issues and three major investment opportunities for Australian investors.
What makes a good financial adviser?

What makes a good financial adviser?

Team Maddern
15/Sep/2016
Qualifications There was once a time where becoming a financial adviser was relatively simple; complete a Diploma of Financial Planning, find a licensee who will have you and off on your way. Events such the demise of Storm Financial have led an incredible push to raise the industry professional standards over the past ten years, […]
Counting the lifetime cost of an unexpected illness or accident

Counting the lifetime cost of an unexpected illness or accident

Team Maddern
08/Sep/2016
It’s a pretty confronting scenario that thousands of Australians face the reality of every year: what would you do if the main breadwinner in your household could no longer bring in an income? Most people don’t have a backup plan. This is where insurance comes in. Curve balls. They’re unexpected, often deceptive and it’s impossible […]
Tax and the family home

Tax and the family home

Team Maddern
20/Jul/2016
Australians love property and for the property owners among us, it’s been a nice feeling watching market values rise. It’s worth remembering though, the tax man could want a share if you sell. Unless the property is your primary residence, you could find capital gains tax (CGT) taking a cut of your profits. CGT applies […]
Buying a business

Buying a business

Team Maddern
06/Jul/2016
Set yourself up for success Many of us dream of running our own business, with all the independence and satisfaction that offers. While striking out on your own can be personally and financially rewarding, getting off to a good start is crucial to success. So if you are seriously thinking about becoming your own boss […]
Self worth = net worth

Self worth = net worth

Team Maddern
04/Jul/2016
How to build confidence and change your financial direction At the start of the year, many people reassess their finances in preparation for the year ahead. This inevitably involves a review of income sources. For many people, this is a bit of a sore spot as it can cause doubt or regret about career choices. […]
Australian growth resilient in tough times

Australian growth resilient in tough times

Team Maddern
01/Jul/2016
‘Resilient’ is perhaps the best way to sum up Australia’s economic performance over the past 12 months. That was the word used by Standard and Poor’s director of sovereign ratings, Craig Michaels, when confirming Australia’s AAA credit rating in mid-June.Australia’s strong performance is even more remarkable in a year characterised by ongoing uncertainty and volatility […]
Beware of Superannuation Scams

Beware of Superannuation Scams

Team Maddern
27/Oct/2015
We keep hearing from the media that money scammers are becoming more and more crafty. Both the ‘bank fee refund’ and the ‘ATO debt collection’ scams have garnered significant attention recently as a result of the sophisticated techniques and powers of persuasion used on unsuspecting victims. Superannuation scammers have been around for many years in various forms, and […]
How the financial system inquiry will impact you

How the financial system inquiry will impact you

Team Maddern
22/Oct/2015
On Tuesday, confirmation of the outcome of the most substantive review of the financial system in over twenty years was delivered by the Prime Minister and Treasurer. There are a few key policies which will impact almost every adult in Australia in some capacity or another. Our analysis on those that we think will have the […]