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Grocery store shopping

Time to reassess your financial priorities

Team Maddern
23/May/2020
t a time of uncertainty about the economy, not to mention unexpected social isolation, people are rethinking their personal and financial priorities. Whether you are spending less by necessity or because you are living more simply at home, this could be a good time to reassess your spending and review your household budget.
working from home

Calculating your working from home deductions. New tax shortcut!

Team Maddern
16/May/2020
With many people now working from home because of COVID-19, some of the expenses your employer normally covers – such as electricity, heating and cooling – are coming out of your pocket instead.
Thinking man

Helping you to navigate unchartered territory

Team Maddern
10/May/2020
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in dramatic and unprecedented changes for many families and households, impacting social lives, workplaces and finances. As financial advisers, we are responding to the unfolding crisis to assist our clients to manage the financial repercussions. From looking at how the Government’s measures will impact your finances, to developing a plan to assist you to be positioned in the best possible way to make it through this period, we can provide support when it’s needed most.
Super fund

Is your super fund balanced?

Team Maddern
04/May/2020
The recent sell-off on global sharemarkets due to the economic impact of COVID-19 has highlighted the risks of depending too heavily on a single asset class. Even before the current crisis, the ATO was concerned about a minority of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) with up to 90 per cent of their money in a single asset class.
Small business

Temporary relief for financially distressed businesses

Team Maddern
13/Apr/2020
The coronavirus is first and foremost a health crisis, but as measures are being taken to reduce the spread of the virus throughout the community, many profitable businesses may temporarily suffer financial hardships.
Lifebuoy

JobKeeper Payment - Salary relief throws lifeline to businesses

Team Maddern
04/Apr/2020
If you’re wondering how you will manage the enormous business challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis, the Australian Government has announced unprecedented assistance to help businesses of all sizes manage their cashflow and retain their employees.
Social media distraction

How to achieve focus in a world of distractions

Team Maddern
29/Mar/2020
Feel like you’re running on a hamster wheel, beholden to the constant pinging of your phone, busier than ever? You’re not alone, with the trap of always being ‘on’ a curse of the modern day world.
Coronavirus medical staff

Covid -19 safety net expanded: What does it mean for you?

Team Maddern
23/Mar/2020
What does it mean for you? In a rapidly evolving response to the spread of COVID-19, the Federal Government’s second support package announced over the weekend has flicked the switch to more income support for retirees and workers. Between the first $17.6 billion package announced on March 12, and this latest $66.1 billion package, the emphasis has shifted from stimulus aimed at keeping businesses up and running, to support for individuals to get them through the crisis.
Economic growth

The Economic Stimulus Package: maintaining confidence, supporting investment, keeping people employed

Team Maddern
14/Mar/2020
Maintaining confidence, supporting investment, keeping people employed By now you’re probably aware that the Federal Government has announced a $17.6 billion stimulus package. One designed to “protect the economy by maintaining confidence, supporting investment and keeping people in jobs”.
Nest egg

Hatching your nest egg early

Team Maddern
08/Mar/2020
The summer bushfires have touched the lives of all Australians. For individuals who lost homes, businesses or livelihoods, the financial hardship lingers, prompting many to ask whether they can dip into their super to tide them over.