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Neighbourhood, houses

Postives and negatvies of gearing

Team Maddern
08/Sep/2019
Negatively gearing an investment property is viewed by many Australians as a tax effective way to get ahead.
Super hero, protection

How super is your life insurance?

Team Maddern
31/Aug/2019
For most people, life insurance provides a safety net against unexpected events. This is particularly the case if you have a mortgage, debts or family who are dependent on you earning an income.
Apps on phone

Your life in numbers - the best apps to measure success

Team Maddern
24/Aug/2019
It should come as no surprise that we love numbers… and number crunching. Luckily for us, these days you can quantify just about anything by simply reaching for your phone and opening an app.
Stressed worker

Working together to combat burnout

Team Maddern
17/Aug/2019
If both your first and last task of the day is to check your emails, you’re not alone. Contemporary work culture, spurred on by advances in technology, has meant that we are expected to always be “on”. Gone are the days of the 9-5. Many of us work at all hours, possibly even holding down side gigs, and that’s before we take into account the labour we perform in other areas of our lives.
Australian money

Where is the best place to put your savings?

Team Maddern
11/Aug/2019
If like many Australians you’re looking for ways to put some cash away for a rainy day, a holiday or to earn extra income, the job has just become a bit harder. It’s also become more urgent if you are expecting a handy tax return.
Melbourne property

Is the tide turning for property?

Team Maddern
04/Aug/2019
For the first time in years, the planets seem to be aligning for homebuyers and property investors. Interest rates are falling, property prices largely appear to be stabilising and constraints on bank mortgage lending have been relaxed.
Scam artist

How to spot a scam

Team Maddern
28/Jul/2019
Con artists make entertaining subjects for Hollywood scriptwriters (think The Wolf of Wall Street, Ocean’s Eleven and Catch Me If You Can), but there’s nothing enjoyable about being conned and fleeced in real life.
Tune up tools

Time for an annual financial tune-up?

Team Maddern
22/Jul/2019
Checking in on your goals, finances and health We don’t think twice about taking our car in for a regular tune up. Why? Because we know it’s going to mean our car runs at its best and saves unexpected problems down the track. It follows then that we should take the same approach to other areas of our lives. From our goals, to our finances, to our health, there’s so much to be gained in checking in regularly to make sure everything’s tracking well.
Australian money

Making the most of falling interest rates

Team Maddern
14/Jul/2019
The Reserve Bank’s decision to cut official interest rates is good news for anyone with a mortgage or hoping to buy their first home, but presents a challenge for savers. Whatever your personal situation, the question now is how to make the most of falling rates.
Investing money

Smart ways to invest your tax return

Team Maddern
08/Jul/2019
Tax time can often feel like a hassle, but it’s all worth it when that tax refund lands in your account. So, what’s the best way to spend it? With last year’s average refund being $2,574, it’s no small question.i And if you are one of the lucky ones to receive a refund your options are endless. From paying down debt to investing in your future to blowing it all on a big holiday, the choice of how you spend your refund will depend on your goals and your circumstances.
Tax