Declare what you share
With living costs rising every day, many people are keen to earn some income on the side using the flexible opportunities created by the new sharing economy. Digital platforms like ride-sourcing app Uber, or Airtasker for odd jobs and deliveries, are making it easier than ever for buyers and sellers to connect. Remember it’s income, […]
Property: Rent, buy or invest?
Buying a home has been heralded as the way to get ahead for generations of Australians. But with housing affordability a rising concern for would-be first home buyers and their parents, many younger Australians are beginning to weigh up whether it’s better to buy, rent or invest in residential property. Despite record low interest rates, […]
Maddern Financial Advisers shortlisted for Optus My Business Awards
Maddern Financial Advisers has been shortlisted as a finalist to win an award in the category: Professional Services Business of the Year, at the Optus My Business Awards 2016, hosted by My Business, Australia’s longest-running publication tailored to the small business community. Founded in 2003, Maddern Financial Advisers offers superior Independent Financial and Accounting advice […]
If you’re changing jobs, you should read this.
Changing jobs often sits up the top of the list of stressful life events along with moving house, death in the family, illness or divorce. Human beings are generally not designed well to regularly make huge changes like a job change in life, and so many of us stay in jobs for years and years. […]
Keys to de-stressing your mortgage
“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
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?
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, […]
Self worth = net worth
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
‘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 […]
SMSF Adviser feature – Dr. Dennis J. Maddern
Maddern Financial Advisers Founder and Executive Chairman; Dr. Dennis J. Maddern, was recently interviewed by SMSF Adviser magazine on what he has learnt from running a business and how to become a successful leader. Simply click on the image to reveal in a large readable format.