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Tax and the family home

Tax and the family home

Team Maddern
20/Jul/2016
Australians love property and for the property owners among us, it’s been a nice feeling watching market values rise. It’s worth remembering though, the tax man could want a share if you sell. Unless the property is your primary residence, you could find capital gains tax (CGT) taking a cut of your profits. CGT applies […]
Buying a business

Buying a business

Team Maddern
06/Jul/2016
Set yourself up for success Many of us dream of running our own business, with all the independence and satisfaction that offers. While striking out on your own can be personally and financially rewarding, getting off to a good start is crucial to success. So if you are seriously thinking about becoming your own boss […]
Self worth = net worth

Self worth = net worth

Team Maddern
04/Jul/2016
How to build confidence and change your financial direction At the start of the year, many people reassess their finances in preparation for the year ahead. This inevitably involves a review of income sources. For many people, this is a bit of a sore spot as it can cause doubt or regret about career choices. […]
What is an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)?

What is an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)?

Team Maddern
26/Nov/2015
You may have heard the words Exchange Traded Fund or the acronym ETF bandied about and wondered what on earth it was all about. In truth, ETF’s have been around for many years but they seem to have recently reached peak popularity within the investment community. What is an ETF? An ETF is an investment […]
Financial Advice from the worlds most successful investor

Financial Advice from the worlds most successful investor

Team Maddern
16/Jul/2015
Warren Buffett is an investing genius.  He made his first investment purchase when he was just 11 years old, and his fortune is estimated to be at $63 billion. The Oracle of Omaha is one of the most influential businessmen in the world — and, may actually be the most frugal; the billionaire once complained that “most toys are just […]
8 ways to overhaul your finances in 2015

8 ways to overhaul your finances in 2015

Team Maddern
09/Jul/2015
The start of a new financial is the ideal time to give your finances a makeover. It doesn’t matter whether you’re young and saving for your first home, a single or double income family with children in education; or a retiree – everyone can benefit from rethinking their financial and lifestyle goals once in a […]
SMSF Adviser feature – Dr. Dennis J. Maddern

SMSF Adviser feature – Dr. Dennis J. Maddern

Team Maddern
17/Mar/2015
Maddern Financial Advisers Founder and Executive Chairman; Dr. Dennis J. Maddern, was recently interviewed by SMSF Adviser magazine on what he has learnt from running a business and how to become a successful leader. Simply click on the image to reveal in a large readable format.
7 Essential tips for buying your first home

7 Essential tips for buying your first home

Team Maddern
17/Feb/2015
1. Get into a ‘mortgage payment’ pattern ASAP You may have already been saving for a house, or paying rent towards a property, but the psychology of these payments can be very different to servicing a mortgage. It is easy to get complacent with a savings plan and say to yourself “Not this month, its […]
8 ways to transform your finances in 2015

8 ways to transform your finances in 2015

Team Maddern
08/Jan/2015
The start of a new year is an ideal opportunity to give your finances a makeover. Regardless of whether you are a young wealth accumulator saving for a house, a single or double income family educating children and slogging away at your mortgage, or a retiree slowing down to enjoy the simpler things in life, […]
Cost of living increases, future retirees will need to save more according to ASFA Retirement Standa

Cost of living increases, future retirees will need to save more according to ASFA Retirement Standa

Team Maddern
24/Nov/2014
The September quarter Retirement Standard was released by  the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) late last week, and the news isn’t positive for retirees. According to the statistics, in order to live a comfortable lifestyle in retirement single retirees will need to spend $767 more per year than this time last year, and couples will […]