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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.
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.
Chopping block - franking credits

Franking credits on the chopping board

Team Maddern
10/Apr/2019
What started as an issue few people understood and even fewer cared about has suddenly become a flashpoint for self-funded retirees as we head into a federal election. Yes, we’re talking about cash refunds of franking credits.
Love and money - couple

Navigating love and money

Team Maddern
18/Mar/2019
Money makes the world go around. But when it comes to relationships, it can sometimes stop them in their tracks. Navigating love and money can be tricky, but it’s simpler when you learn to communicate about finances in an open and transparent manner. Sometimes easier said than done, we know, but with a few simple tools you could end up reaching your mutual goals sooner and finding more fulfilment in your relationship.
People on digital devices

Media curation in the digital age

Team Maddern
25/Feb/2019
Let’s be honest, the number of folks who still read their favourite broadsheet over a morning coffee and croissant is dwindling. Most of us these days engage with our financial news on some sort of touchscreen device, with the content often suggested to us by applications and online news feeds.
Financial goals chart

Don't short-change your medium-term goals

Team Maddern
12/Feb/2019
When it comes to setting financial priorities, medium-term goals often suffer from middle child syndrome, not taken as seriously as the oldest or indulged as much as the youngest. The serious long-term goal of saving for retirement gets lots of attention, and rightly so. It’s super important. And next year’s trip to Bali will be so much fun, even if it does drain all your savings.

Decoding real estate agent speak

Team Maddern
03/Feb/2019
First-home buyers (and even second- and third-home buyers) are often baffled by the jargon used by real estate industry professionals. This can result in expensive misunderstandings unless you take the time to learn the lingo. Here are some frequently misunderstood terms and concepts you should familiarise yourself with before you begin searching for your dream home.
Website and tax

Tax and your website: What can you claim?

Team Maddern
28/Jan/2019
Most small businesses and independent contractors have a website these days. If you are planning to launch a new website or refreshing an existing one, it’s important to understand the tax implications. As with all things tax, it’s not always easy.

Small financial steps add up

Team Maddern
21/Jan/2019
Sometimes, when thinking about your long-term financial goals, they can seem so big as to be insurmountable. But the truth is, those that achieve financial success don’t usually do so by encountering a sudden windfall. Rather, they have in place a set of small habits that allow them to work towards their dreams. And by investing small amounts over the long-term, they see big outcomes.