Articles by Ken Raiss

Ken is director of Metropole Wealth Advisory and gives strategic expert advice to property investors, professionals and business owners. He is in a unique position to blend his skills of accounting, wealth advisory, property investing, financial planning and small business. View his articles


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With an aging population and ever decreasing government resources, Australians are looking at being less reliant on the social security safety net and planning personal strategies to give themselves comfortable financial security in later years. Given the vagaries of the stock market, investing in property is being recognised as a less risky way of owning…

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Today it’s common for couples to purchase a property before they’ve walked down the aisle or even lived together. Naturally, they assume they’ll be together forever, and don’t put a lot of research into the long-term consequences of how their ownership should be structured. So to help better understand this, let’s take a look at…

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Testamentary discretionary trusts are great estate planning tools because they can offer tax minimisation, asset protection, and flexibility. Watch this video as Ken Raiss, Australia’s leading tax strategist,  and Michael Yardney explain the benefits of setting up a Testamentary Discretionary Trust which is a type of trust created under a will and comes into existence…

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Many of the property investors I speak with are often confused about the differences between Line of Credit facilities and Offset Accounts. Understanding how these two types of loan-related products can function will help determine the best fit for your property investment strategy. What is a Line of Credit? A Line of Credit (often abbreviated to ‘LOC’) is a…

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Every year at tax time I wonder whether property investors are the only people in Australia who look forward to submitting their tax return! That’s because property investment not only provides us with the ability to create long-term wealth through the purchase of income-producing assets, but our tax system allows us to claim legitimate expenses…

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