Articles by Ken Raiss

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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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Did you know that as at 30 June 2017, there were more than 6.2 million lost superannuation accounts and the Australian Taxation Office held super accounts to a total value of $17.5 billion? That is a lot of money that could be better utilised to grow your wealth or to pass on to your family….

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When you set up a self-managed super fund (SMSF) you need to understand what it is, and also what it isn’t. Firstly, an SMSF is a trust and, like all trusts, it’s not a legal entity. Therefore the fund needs a trustee who makes decisions, opens up bank accounts, completes the tax return and so…

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Who does not love their children? We often quickly think of passing our assets to our kids on death. But do we really know who will actually receive them? This is a modern day conundrum. We don’t know when we are going to die, and as such, do not know our children’s circumstances at that…

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Planning your estate is an important matter. Estate planning involves arranging your assets and circumstances in such a way as to ensure that your beneficiaries after your death receive from your assets, the maximum use and enjoyment at a minimum cost in taxes and heartache. In other words, estate planning should be an efficient and…

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Just like a tsunami builds as it races towards land, so too does it appear that current market conditions are escalating. Now, I’m not talking about the slowdowns in Sydney and Melbourne, because they are normal market cycle downturns. What I’m talking about is the number of other factors which are concurrently impacting the market…