How to avoid unwanted ATO attention
Maddern Team
12/11/2018
Nobody wants to attract unwanted scrutiny from the ATO. Tax audits can be stressful and potentially costly. They are also increasingly well targeted, now that the ATO’s data matching capabilities are making it easier to pick up discrepancies. The b ...
Career growth through networking
Maddern Team
30/10/2018
Every professional has had it drummed into them that networking is important for their career development. While that’s all well and good, the challenge is knowing how to actually identify and utilise those networks.  The most efficient way to do ...
Throwing yourself in deep to improve productivity
Maddern Team
22/10/2018
A smartphone buzzes in your pocket. Ten tabs sit stagnant in your browser. Unopened emails, newsfeeds and gifs all claw for your attention. This is the plague of distraction. And in our efforts to always be ‘on’ our actual productivity is waning. ...
Taking philanthropy to the next level
Maddern Team
15/10/2018
Australians are generous when it comes to opening their wallet for a good cause. But you may have reached a point in life where you want to make a more substantial contribution with control over how your money is spent. You may also wish to get your ...
Housing prices off the boil
Maddern Team
09/10/2018
The Australian housing market appears to have reached a turning point, with prices falling 2.2 per cent since peaking in September 2017. This is welcome news for first home buyers; not so much for sellers and investors. As always with residential pro ...
Protect your business against risk
Maddern Team
01/10/2018
In June 2018, promising Melbourne start-up Unlockd went into voluntary administration blaming Google.i This was not a risk Unlockd or its high-profile backers saw coming, but that’s the thing with business risk, it can strike when you least expect ...
Plugging in to technology stocks
Maddern Team
25/09/2018
On August 2, Apple became the world’s first company to reach US$1 trillion in market value. It took 42 years to get there from humble beginnings in an LA garage, but a handful of younger technology companies collectively known as the FANGs – Face ...
Young invincibles – the importance of insurance
Maddern Team
17/09/2018
When you are young, healthy and just starting your working life the last thing on your mind is life insurance. In your 20s and 30s your financial focus is more likely to be on saving for a car, holidays, a home or the birth of a child. But failing to ...
Lessons from the ‘rich list’
Maddern Team
12/09/2018
Most people who are intent on building their personal and business finances know there is no quick road to wealth. While some people dream about their lucky numbers finally being called, others are making every day count. Of course, not everyone can ...
Weighing up the cost of risk - insuring your business
Maddern Team
03/09/2018
Running your own business can be rewarding, but there is also risk involved when you put your own money and reputation on the line. What would you do if your shop was destroyed by fire, a client sued over advice you gave, or your business was disrupt ...