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The top 3 issues that every pre-retiree should be aware of

The top 3 issues that every pre-retiree should be aware of

Team Maddern
06/Feb/2015
For most Australians, a comfortable retirement is a long term goal that remains in the back of our minds for many years. Many of us (especially the baby boomers), watched our parents & grandparents struggle along on a Government pension and vowed never to do so ourselves. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey in […]
8 ways to transform your finances in 2015

8 ways to transform your finances in 2015

Team Maddern
08/Jan/2015
The start of a new year is an ideal opportunity to give your finances a makeover. Regardless of whether you are a young wealth accumulator saving for a house, a single or double income family educating children and slogging away at your mortgage, or a retiree slowing down to enjoy the simpler things in life, […]
Why independent financial advice is the best choice for successful professionals in Melbourne

Why independent financial advice is the best choice for successful professionals in Melbourne

Team Maddern
15/Oct/2014
With the average net worth of Australians growing beyond any levels we have previously experienced, higher income opportunities available to many and property prices in many capital cities growing at astronomical rates, it is more important than ever to seek the right financial advice. The right kind of advice can positively impact on so many […]
Can self-funded retirees access a concession card?

Can self-funded retirees access a concession card?

Team Maddern
24/Sep/2014
Many self-funded retirees are surprised to learn that they may qualify to receive a concession card upon ceasing work, despite not qualifying for any Government Age Pension or DVA payments. Most Centrelink benefits require applicants to meet income and/assets tests before they can qualify for a benefit, and whilst the Commonwealth Seniors Health Care card […]
Thinking about buying an investment property?

Thinking about buying an investment property?

Team Maddern
14/Aug/2014
Australians love nothing more than buying property. Investing in bricks and mortar is a comforting and often easy investment decision for many investors, particularly those who feel  at ease with buying something tangible. This love affair has only deepened since legislation changed to allow Self Managed Superannuation funds to borrow for property investment in 2007. […]
How do successful people start their day? An interesting insight

How do successful people start their day? An interesting insight

Team Maddern
30/Jun/2014
There has been much media focus recently on the habits of  highly successful people.  Articles have featured in the New York Times, the Economist and the Wall Street journal, questioning the über successful  on just how they start their day. Founder & Executive Chairman Dr. Dennis J. Maddern was recently interviewed by The New Daily, on […]
ABC program highlights the key difference between bank financial planning and boutique financial pla

ABC program highlights the key difference between bank financial planning and boutique financial pla

Team Maddern
12/May/2014
Those of you who viewed the Four Corners program “Banking Bad” last Monday night would be rightly horrified at the product-focused culture exposed within one major Australian banks’ financial planning arm. One journalist commented that “Every time the light is shed on this organisation, it seems, it spots a cockroach scuttling away to the safety […]
Dr. Dennis J. Maddern featured in ‘IFA’ magazine for valuable industry commentary

Dr. Dennis J. Maddern featured in ‘IFA’ magazine for valuable industry commentary

Team Maddern
14/Mar/2014
Dr. Dennis J. Maddern; Founder & Executive Chairman of Maddern Private Wealth and Maddern Financial Advisers, was honoured to be asked to provide valuable commentary in the nationally distributed financial magazine ‘IFA’. Dennis affirmed his opinion on an issue that he is particularly passionate about; ensuring that all clients have full disclosure of financial planning business ownership and licence. He believes that is absolutely essential that a […]
Maddern Financial team meet Federal Finance Minister, Superannuation Minister

Maddern Financial team meet Federal Finance Minister, Superannuation Minister

Team Maddern
26/Nov/2013
Several members of the Maddern Financial Advisers team recently contributed to the Association of Independently-Owned Financial Professionals onshore conference in Hobart. As part of his deep commitment to the non-aligned approach of our Advice business, Dennis sits on the board of this important association. The ideology of the event is to bring together in unity […]
Maddern Private Wealth Pty Ltd – Budget Wrap

Maddern Private Wealth Pty Ltd – Budget Wrap

Team Maddern
15/May/2013
Tonight, 15 May ’13 we will conduct a Budget Wrap for our Private Wealth Clients – https://www.maddernfinancial.com.au/private_wealth/seminar/ Our information session will present the highlights (and lowlights) of this year’s Budget. This Budget will prove to be interesting considering that a deficit is imminent and significant changes to superannuation have been proposed that would impact nearly […]