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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.
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Financial rules to live by in 2019

Team Maddern
14/Jan/2019
Australia has enjoyed almost three decades of economic sunshine. But it’s worth remembering that dark clouds can appear without warning over both individuals and economies. You may have little control over being caught up in a round of redundancies or experiencing the fallout of an international trade war. But you can choose to manage your finances in a way that lets you keep your head above water come what may.
Financial Safety Net

Cast your financial safety net

Team Maddern
09/Jan/2019
Along with diet and exercise, getting ahead financially makes it onto many wish lists year in and year out. But a brighter financial future is likely to remain a pipe dream without a back-up if things don’t go to plan.

Is your dream retirement in reach?

Team Maddern
17/Dec/2018
Planning your dream retirement can be an exciting time. The chance to travel overseas or around Australia without having to rush back to work, time to pursue new hobbies, learn a language or spend time with the grandkids. The possibilities are endless, but what will it cost?
Avoiding the holiday debt hangover

How to avoid the holiday debt hangover

Team Maddern
04/Dec/2018
We’re coming up to the festive season and for all its fun and frivolity, it’s also a time when we loosen the purse strings to accommodate the excess. We all know there’s nothing worse than starting the new year with unpaid debt. Making a solid plan for your silly season spend can make a big difference and will help you avoid a holiday debt hangover.
Benefits of a super long engagement

Benefits of a super long engagement

Team Maddern
26/Nov/2018
Superannuation is a long-term financial relationship. It begins with our first job, grows during our working life and hopefully supports us through our old age.
Cashless society: two sides to every coin

Cashless society: two sides to every coin

Team Maddern
21/Nov/2018
Australia is hurtling towards being a cashless society at a startling rate, with some pointing out that if the current trend were to continue it could be as soon as 2022
How to avoid unwanted ATO attention

How to avoid unwanted ATO attention

Team Maddern
12/Nov/2018
Nobody wants to attract unwanted scrutiny from the ATO. Tax audits can be stressful and potentially costly.