Articles by Ken Raiss

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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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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Debt sounds like such a bad word, doesn’t it? The thing is there is good debt and bad debt.  Good debt makes you money – such as a mortgage on an investment property. You’re technically using other people’s money to create wealth through capital growth. On the other hand, bad debt costs you money –…

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Today I’d like to offer a list of simple strategies that can help Australians improve their financial fitness. If done properly, this includes assessing all aspects of personal finances, including strategies to boost retirement investments, such as including property and super, savings, a review of insurance policies, staying ahead of tax obligations and making an…

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No one ever sets up a business with the intention to fail. Rather, entrepreneurial types are motivated by a multitude of factors such as personal drive and ambition or a desire to work for themselves or to create a particular product or service. Sometimes it’s as simple as wanting to be in charge of our…

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Superannuation is one of the most effective wealth creation tools in Australia today.  The taxation benefits of voluntary contributions into your superannuation are well-known, as is the ability to access your super funds (via a self-managed super fund) to invest in property. Unfortunately, however, there are simple mistakes that people regularly make which means their…

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Wealth creation has become a primary target for most people and many are finding property investment as an effective way to hit this target.  While there are just over 2 million property investors in Australia, less than a quarter of these have more than one property investment – in other words they will never develop…

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Estate planning is different for everyone and especially in today’s modern environment of potentially blended families. So, with more people remarrying, it’s critical to prepare for the distribution of your wealth on your passing. While you are alive, the estate planning process allows you to manage and preserve your wealth for those you will one…