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Tax time

How COVID-19 changes tax time

Team Maddern
06/Jun/2020
As this financial year draws to a close, it will be viewed as a year like no other. COVID-19 (coronavirus) has impacted everybody’s life, albeit in different ways for different people.
Leaders

Leadership through challenging times

Team Maddern
30/May/2020
As all leaders can attest to, no leadership role is smooth sailing. There will inevitably be the occasional storm coming over the horizon, with different challenges you need to respond to.
Thinking man

Helping you to navigate unchartered territory

Team Maddern
10/May/2020
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in dramatic and unprecedented changes for many families and households, impacting social lives, workplaces and finances. As financial advisers, we are responding to the unfolding crisis to assist our clients to manage the financial repercussions. From looking at how the Government’s measures will impact your finances, to developing a plan to assist you to be positioned in the best possible way to make it through this period, we can provide support when it’s needed most.
Super fund

Is your super fund balanced?

Team Maddern
04/May/2020
The recent sell-off on global sharemarkets due to the economic impact of COVID-19 has highlighted the risks of depending too heavily on a single asset class. Even before the current crisis, the ATO was concerned about a minority of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) with up to 90 per cent of their money in a single asset class.
Coronavirus medical staff

Covid -19 safety net expanded: What does it mean for you?

Team Maddern
23/Mar/2020
What does it mean for you? In a rapidly evolving response to the spread of COVID-19, the Federal Government’s second support package announced over the weekend has flicked the switch to more income support for retirees and workers. Between the first $17.6 billion package announced on March 12, and this latest $66.1 billion package, the emphasis has shifted from stimulus aimed at keeping businesses up and running, to support for individuals to get them through the crisis.
Economic growth

The Economic Stimulus Package: maintaining confidence, supporting investment, keeping people employed

Team Maddern
14/Mar/2020
Maintaining confidence, supporting investment, keeping people employed By now you’re probably aware that the Federal Government has announced a $17.6 billion stimulus package. One designed to “protect the economy by maintaining confidence, supporting investment and keeping people in jobs”.
Nest egg

Hatching your nest egg early

Team Maddern
08/Mar/2020
The summer bushfires have touched the lives of all Australians. For individuals who lost homes, businesses or livelihoods, the financial hardship lingers, prompting many to ask whether they can dip into their super to tide them over.

Are your insurance needs covered?

Team Maddern
02/Feb/2020
The start of a new year is always a good time to check whether your insurance policies are still serving your needs. But this year there is even more reason to review your cover. If your super balance is less than $6000 or you are under 25 and are a new fund member, life insurance in your superannuation will no longer be automatic come April.i
new years resolutions

Tackle your new year's resolutions like a pro

Team Maddern
12/Jan/2020
Ever look back on past New Year’s resolutions and notice they failed, not with a bang, but with a whimper? There was no dramatic quitting of that new class and no midnight burger binge. Instead, time just gets away from us. Other priorities come into our life. We just forget.
Business report

Get some wins on the board with effective business reporting

Team Maddern
04/Jan/2020
Too often businesses fall short of their goals because they don’t understand how to acquire and interpret data. Some cling to outdated reports that don’t reflect the contemporary market. Some get bogged down in so much information that it becomes meaningless. And others don’t report at all, preferring to rely on instinct, or just roll with the punches. The truth is it’s never been easier to create sophisticated reports on many different aspects of your business. If you’re wanting to improve your business health, it may be time to change or elevate your metrics.