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Here's to a happy, healthy, long life!

Team Maddern
15/May/2021
One of the things that we all have in common as living beings is our finite lifespan and our awareness of this also contributes to motivating us to make each and every moment count.
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SMSF member limit to rise

Team Maddern
02/May/2021
While it’s not yet in force, the limit on SMSF member numbers is set to increase from the current four to six members later this year. For some SMSFs, this will be a welcome change and will mean additional family members can join their existing fund.
Tax man

Why good records are the best defence when the tax man knocks

Team Maddern
24/Apr/2021
As the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) turns its attention to businesses and individuals who have used COVID-related support programs, many taxpayers are likely to find themselves on the tax man’s radar.
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Bonds, inflation and your investments

Team Maddern
17/Apr/2021
The recent sharp rise in bond rates may not be a big topic of conversation around the Sunday barbecue, but it has set pulses racing on financial markets amid talk of inflation and what that might mean for investors.
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Divorce: How to make a superannuation split

Team Maddern
10/Apr/2021
Separation and divorce can be a challenging time, often made all the more difficult when you have to divide your assets. So how do you go about decoupling your superannuation?
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Weighing up costs and benefits of an SMSF

Team Maddern
04/Apr/2021
For many people, the idea of managing and investing your own retirement savings is very appealing. But there is ongoing debate over whether running your own self-managed super fund (SMSF) is cost effective. So, what are the arguments for and against having your own fund?

Declutter your finances

Team Maddern
27/Mar/2021
Like trees losing their leaves in autumn, why not take a leaf out of their book and choose this time of year to shed some of your own financial baggage.
Retired couple

There's more than one way to boost your retirement income

Team Maddern
20/Mar/2021
After spending their working life building retirement savings, many retirees are often reluctant to eat into their “nest egg” too quickly. This is understandable, given that we are living longer than previous generations and may need to pay for aged care and health costs later in life.
Couple

Love and money: achieving financial harmony

Team Maddern
13/Mar/2021
The past 12 months have been a challenging time for many of us on a personal level, with the pandemic having a far-reaching impact on so many aspects of our lives. While the Australian economy is proving remarkably resilient, personal finances have been affected in different ways by lockdowns and government initiatives put in place to soften the economic toll of the pandemic.
Tax

Tax Alert March 2021

Team Maddern
06/Mar/2021
Individuals and small business owners who have taken advantage of the government’s COVID-19 support programs will find themselves increasingly under the tax man’s microscope in coming months. This is just one of the key developments occurring in the world of tax at the moment.