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Bankruptcy: Not the end of tax considerations

Bankruptcy: Not the end of tax considerations

Team Maddern
28/Aug/2018
With personal debt on the rise, many Australians are struggling with their finances. In most cases, a repayment plan can be worked out to get you back in the black. If that’s not feasible, another solution can be to declare bankruptcy, but this can have serious implications if you are running your own small business. […]
Millennials are FIRED up for financial freedom

Millennials are FIRED up for financial freedom

Team Maddern
03/Aug/2018
Millennials are often accused of living for the present and wasting their money on smashed avocado. So it may come as a surprise that younger Australians are at the vanguard of a growing movement committed to the old-fashioned virtues of thrift and saving, but with a modern twist.  Whereas the mantra of the Baby Boomers […]
A little adrenaline can be a good thing

A little adrenaline can be a good thing

Team Maddern
24/Jul/2018
We all know what it feels like to be stressed. For most of us, it is a hallmark of our daily lives. While the word has very negative connotations, stress can actually drive us forward. That surge of adrenaline we get when tackling something out of our comfort zone helps us to achieve our goals. […]
How to avoid common SMSF mistakes

How to avoid common SMSF mistakes

Team Maddern
09/Jul/2018
Running your own self-managed super fund can be time-consuming, but it’s about to get a little easier thanks to a change announced in the May 2018 Budget. From 1 July 2019 SMSFs will be able to move to three-yearly audits if they have three consecutive clear audit reports and lodged their annual returns on time. […]
Tax Alert for June 2018

Tax Alert for June 2018

Team Maddern
25/Jun/2018
Budget promises tax cuts now, more later While the May 2018 Budget delivered modest personal tax concessions for the upcoming financial year to Australian taxpayers, the big news was a new long-term tax plan that will overturn the existing progressive tax system. Here’s a roundup of the latest tax news: Tax offsets for lower income […]
Tax traps for expats

Tax traps for expats

Team Maddern
18/Jun/2018
Every year more Australians head overseas to work for an extended period. While it can be great fun and a boost for your career, it’s important to remember the tax man will be taking a keen interest in your offshore activities. Whether it is the capital gain on your former home, where your super contributions […]
Budget changes support a brighter retirement

Budget changes support a brighter retirement

Team Maddern
13/Jun/2018
With tax cuts grabbing most of the attention in the May 2018 Budget, some quiet tweaks to superannuation and retirement income were drowned out in all the noise. But these small changes could have a big effect on the amount of money that ends up in your nest egg when you retire. Here’s a rundown […]
Downsizing – is it right for you?

Downsizing – is it right for you?

Team Maddern
21/May/2018
Luxury inner city apartments marketed as ‘perfect for empty nesters’. TV shows where cool older divorcees live in luxury on the waterfront. The ‘grey nomads’ community selling up and taking off in their camper vans. Even twenty years ago, the idea of downsizing wasn’t really part of our culture. The parental home was something to […]
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