Benefits of a super long engagement
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.
Australian property market cooling down
The Australian housing market appears to have reached a turning point, with prices falling 2.2 per cent since peaking in September 2017.
Young invincibles – the importance of insurance
When you are young, healthy and just starting your working life the last thing on your mind is life insurance.
Maddern Financial Advisers – ifa Excellence Awards 2018
Maddern Financial Advisers are pleased to announce that we have been nominated for two awards in one of the financial industry’s most prestigious awards. As a local independent financial advising and accounting firm based in Melbourne we are in the running to take out an award at the independent financial advice event of the year. […]
How to avoid common SMSF mistakes
Running your own self-managed super fund can be time-consuming, but it’s about to get a little easier thanks to a change announced in the May 2018 Budget. From 1 July 2019 SMSFs will be able to move to three-yearly audits if they have three consecutive clear audit reports and lodged their annual returns on time. […]
Tax traps for expats
Every year more Australians head overseas to work for an extended period. While it can be great fun and a boost for your career, it’s important to remember the tax man will be taking a keen interest in your offshore activities. Whether it is the capital gain on your former home, where your super contributions […]
Budget changes support a brighter retirement
With tax cuts grabbing most of the attention in the May 2018 Budget, some quiet tweaks to superannuation and retirement income were drowned out in all the noise. But these small changes could have a big effect on the amount of money that ends up in your nest egg when you retire. Here’s a rundown […]
Home and away with super
Australians buying their first home or downsizing in retirement are about to receive a helping hand thanks to new superannuation rules which come into effect on July 1. From that date, first home buyers will be able to contribute up to $30,000 into their super fund towards a home deposit while downsizers can put up […]
Weighing up the value of life insurance
It probably comes as no surprise to anyone that there is a significant underinsurance gap between what we would need to maintain our standard of living should the unthinkable happen, and what we are actually covered for in the way of insurance. Australia is one of the most underinsured nations in the developed world, ranking […]
Tax Alert March 2018
Several significant tax changes are on the horizon, with most employers soon required to report payroll payments electronically to the ATO and new home buyers to pay GST on purchases directly to the tax man. Here’s a roundup of the latest tax news. Electronic payroll reporting to commence As of 1 April 2018, employers with […]