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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


Are you as good with money as you think you are?

A lot of people say they’re good with money.  They say they have a gift for making it.  That they love money and that money loves them. This may be true. But just because you like money and enjoy making it (that’s most of us) doesn’t mean you’re good with money. Those are two very…

Fundamentals to estate planning
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Fundamentals to estate planning

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…

6 tips to better understanding the cash flow from your property investments
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6 tips to better understanding the cash flow from your property investments

While many Australians get into real estate investment to gain cash flow, in reality that’s not how property works. You see…residential real estate is a high growth, but relatively low yield investment, so if you’re hoping to pay your child’s school fees or your vacation airfares from your rental returns, you’ll be sorely disappointed.  Of…

Who controls a self-managed super fund?
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Who controls a self-managed super fund?

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…

4 Questions to ask before buying a property in your Self Managed Super Fund
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4 Questions to ask before buying a property in your Self Managed Super Fund

With significant volatility in the world’s share market and an uncertain future coupled with the costs of having an industry or retail superannuation account more and more Australians are wanting to take control of their superannuation. This decision is primarily driven by costs and the ability to more directly control asset choice. Since 2007 the…