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Carving pie

Carving up your GST

Team Maddern
28/Sep/2019
Apportioning your GST obligations For many small businesses, reporting the GST you collect after issuing tax invoices to customers can be a headache. But there is a way to save time and make the bookkeeping process a bit easier – if you meet the ATO’s eligibility criteria.
Retirement, couple

Pensions to rise as deeming rates fall

Team Maddern
22/Sep/2019
It’s been a long time coming, but up to 630,000 retirees could soon enjoy a small but welcome increase in their Age Pension payments following a cut in deeming rates used for the pension income test.i
Side hustle, woman working

What you need to know if you have a side hustle

Team Maddern
15/Sep/2019
Whether it’s to pursue a passion or to make a little extra money, more Australians than ever now have a side hustle. But while freelancing, moonlighting and pursuing passion projects can be a great way to add value to your life, they can sometimes complicate how you go about managing both your time and finances.
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.