How much superannuation is enough?
We all like to think that when we reach retirement age, our superannuation will have enough in it from our employer contributions to start drawing an income that will keep us going until the end. For many Australians however, this sadly won’t be the case. It is never too early to start examining what you […]
Maddern Accountants – June 2014 Newsletter
With the imminent arrival of the new financial year, there are usually a few small changes in the tax system to get used to, but this year is an exception. We sketch out the post-July 1 tax and super landscape, but also list the government announcements from the Federal Budget that may also prompt a […]
Highlight of last nights Federal Budget – How does it impact you?
Major changes include Super contributions cap increased Super tax for high earners increased Baby Bonus abolished Income tax cuts on hold Medicare levy increased Childcare rebate frozen Superannuation The budget essentially confirmed previous superannuation announcements and in some areas provided additional clarification. The key measures previously announced include: Concessional contributions cap increased to $35,000 As […]
ABC program highlights the key difference between bank financial planning and boutique financial pla
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 […]
Maddern Financial team meet Federal Finance Minister, Superannuation Minister
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
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 […]
Not all Accountants are created equal. A guide on how to select a great one.
If you have ever wondered what sets a great Accountant out from the rest, then this video is for you. There are many different types of Accountant out there, and it is vital to choose one that is right for you – the cookie cutter approach is not always the best option. In this video, […]
Taking control of your superannuation is something that everyone can do – with SMSF knowledge from a
It is said by Australia’s foremost expert on taxation and superannuation that the SMSF is the world’s greatest retiree tax haven. Many people feel that SMSF’s are a complex subject, and beyond their understanding of taxation and superannuation rules and regulations. But whether you are a wealthy retiree or a young wealth accumulator, an SMSF […]
Keeping your money safe in volatile markets
With share markets moving up and down, many people and a few of our Clients wonder just how safe their super/investments are. Where you are in your life, will shape what you do with your Investments, especially in times like these, e.g. someone who is retired is in a very different position compared to someone […]
A fresh way to get the latest financial news
Dr. Dennis J. Maddern will use this area to project his voice about finance, private wealth, current news and affairs, as well as a personal take on everything within accounting, seminars, topics, personalities and more. Stay tuned!