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Dr. Dennis J. Maddern featured in ‘IFA’ magazine for valuable industry commentary

Dr. Dennis J. Maddern featured in ‘IFA’ magazine for valuable industry commentary

Team Maddern
14/Mar/2014
Dr. Dennis J. Maddern; Founder & Executive Chairman of Maddern Private Wealth and Maddern Financial Advisers, was honoured to be asked to provide valuable commentary in the nationally distributed financial magazine ‘IFA’. Dennis affirmed his opinion on an issue that he is particularly passionate about; ensuring that all clients have full disclosure of financial planning business ownership and licence. He believes that is absolutely essential that a […]
What are the proposed changes to the Government super guarantee contributions (SGC)?

What are the proposed changes to the Government super guarantee contributions (SGC)?

Team Maddern
28/Jan/2014
To help grow Australian workers’ savings for retirement, it is intended the compulsory super guarantee contributions that employers are obligated to pay qualifying staff, will gradually increase from 9% to 12% over the coming years. When super payments are made by your employer based on the minimum 9% super guarantee rate, they will be required to increase this rate to 9.25% […]
Financial Commentary – Australia as a destination for the super-rich?

Financial Commentary – Australia as a destination for the super-rich?

Team Maddern
21/Jan/2014
Much can be written about markets, and Australia’s fortunes, e.g. Ford, GM, etc to close manufacturing, etc. But, there are some compelling reasons to believe that Australia’s future looks very bright: In a recent article in the AFR, 17 January ’14 entitled ‘Chinese millionaires head Down Under,’ the following points were made: Australia is the […]
Welcome to 2014 – what now for investors?

Welcome to 2014 – what now for investors?

Team Maddern
06/Jan/2014
I welcome you and your family to 2014, I hope this will be a prosperous year for all investors. 2013 was the best year for share market growth since 2009. The years 2012, & 2013 were good years for Investors, particularly those who have taken advantage of Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA). In January ’13, the S&P/ASX 200 […]
‘Tis the season to be merry, can I give my staff a tax deductible gift?

‘Tis the season to be merry, can I give my staff a tax deductible gift?

Team Maddern
17/Dec/2013
This year has passed by faster than ever, and it is unbelievable we are only a week from Christmas now. Many small business owners like to thank their employees around this time of year, in the spirit of giving and appreciation. We often have  enquiries from business clients, as to how they should classify gifts […]
Business Owners – Can I give a Christmas gift to my clients?

Business Owners – Can I give a Christmas gift to my clients?

Team Maddern
06/Dec/2013
At this time of the year it is common to provide gifts to existing clients and customers as an act of goodwill and as a thank you for their custom and support of your business. As the gift is an expense to your business it is generally considered to be a tax deduction. The ATO […]
How much work is an SMSF?

How much work is an SMSF?

Team Maddern
06/Dec/2013
The number one enquiry I deal with in our Private Wealth area on a daily basis from new potential clients is; “How much work is an SMSF going to be for me?” With the ATO rules changing towards borrowing arrangements inside superannuation, investors becoming more educated, the media highlighting constantly the benefits and pitfalls along […]
Maddern Financial team meet Federal Finance Minister, Superannuation Minister

Maddern Financial team meet Federal Finance Minister, Superannuation Minister

Team Maddern
26/Nov/2013
Several members of the Maddern Financial Advisers team recently contributed to the Association of Independently-Owned Financial Professionals onshore conference in Hobart. As part of his deep commitment to the non-aligned approach of our Advice business, Dennis sits on the board of this important association. The ideology of the event is to bring together in unity […]
Maddern Private Wealth Pty Ltd – Budget Wrap

Maddern Private Wealth Pty Ltd – Budget Wrap

Team Maddern
15/May/2013
Tonight, 15 May ’13 we will conduct a Budget Wrap for our Private Wealth Clients – https://www.maddernfinancial.com.au/private_wealth/seminar/ Our information session will present the highlights (and lowlights) of this year’s Budget. This Budget will prove to be interesting considering that a deficit is imminent and significant changes to superannuation have been proposed that would impact nearly […]
Not all Accountants are created equal. A guide on how to select a great one.

Not all Accountants are created equal. A guide on how to select a great one.

Team Maddern
26/Feb/2013
If you have ever wondered what sets a great Accountant out from the rest, then this video is for you. There are many different types of Accountant out there, and it is vital to choose one that is right for you – the cookie cutter approach is not always the best option. In this video, […]