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Using tax for effective property investing

Using tax for effective property investing

Team Maddern
30/Mar/2017
With Australian property remaining expensive and banks tightening their lending criteria, investors need to ensure their property investments are a financial success. A key element is maximising the taxation benefits flowing from your investment. This includes correctly structuring the loan and ensuring your deduction claims don’t fall foul of the tax man. Getting the structure […]
The cost of hobbies

The cost of hobbies

Team Maddern
23/Mar/2017
In modern times, hobbies have become an essential part of life. This sounds a bit weird, since by definition, they’re activities that you choose to do for yourself. Since the advent of the eight hour day and the rise in average wealth in Australia, it’s got to the point where having a passion outside your […]
How to make retirement less taxing

How to make retirement less taxing

Team Maddern
16/Mar/2017
Planning your retirement isn’t just about what you are going to do once you stop work. It’s also about planning the actual process to make the most of your accumulated wealth. This includes tax planning. After all, the less tax you pay, the more you can spend on the things that matter most to you […]
Countdown to super deadline

Countdown to super deadline

Team Maddern
06/Mar/2017
The clock is ticking for investors who want to take advantage of the more generous tax concessions available in super this financial year. As of July 1, new rules come into effect that will reduce contribution limits. Until then, individuals under 65 can make a non-concessional (after-tax) contribution of up to $540,000 under the bring-forward […]
How to achieve early retirement

How to achieve early retirement

Team Maddern
21/Feb/2017
Spending more time with your family. Picking up a brand new hobby. Exploring exotic destinations for longer than your scant weeks of annual leave would allow. However you paint it, retirement is a beautiful goal to work towards. And starting early means you’ve got more time and energy to enjoy it. Early retirement has become […]
Financial Commentary and Investment Opportunities for February 2017

Financial Commentary and Investment Opportunities for February 2017

Team Maddern
14/Feb/2017
Today, in our quarterly video newsletter, Dr. Dennis Maddern speaks about: 1. The Health of the Australian Economy 2. Current Political Climate (Australia) 3. World Political Climate & Economies – (USA, Russia, China and the EU) 4. 3 Great Investment Areas (Growth) If you have any questions or if Maddern Financial Advisers can help you […]
Beware of Pension Pressure

Beware of Pension Pressure

Team Maddern
07/Feb/2017
Changes to the pension assets test that came into force on January 1 have resulted in some retirees losing some, or all, of their pension entitlements. The big question now is whether the tighter assets test will encourage people to change the way they plan and behave in the years leading up to retirement to […]
Fire up your small business in 2017

Fire up your small business in 2017

Team Maddern
25/Jan/2017
As it’s back to work for most Australians, hopefully you took the time out to recharge your batteries over the holidays. But what about the batteries fuelling your small business? Even if you were working ‘in’ the business over the holiday season, it should have been worth carving out some time to work ‘on’ your […]
Making the most of home office deductions

Making the most of home office deductions

Team Maddern
18/Jan/2017
Working flexible hours at home or running your small business from the spare room are becoming increasingly popular options for Australians. In August 2015, the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimated around 3.5 million of us were working from home, 59 per cent as employees and another 24 per cent as owner-managers of unincorporated enterprises.i Although […]
A global sea change

A global sea change

Team Maddern
10/Jan/2017
If 2016 taught us anything, it was to expect the unexpected. Britain’s vote to exit the European Union and Donald Trump’s election as the next US President surprised the pundits and markets alike. Markets generally hate surprises, yet in the closing weeks of the year so-called ‘Trump trades’ pushed shares, bond yields and the US […]