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


Is investing an art or science?
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Is investing an art or science?

Is successful property investing an art or a science? Albert Einstein once said, “COMPOUND INTEREST IS THE EIGHTH wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it… he who doesn’t… pays it.”  If we accept the above, then the longer we hold a property investment the more likely we are to make a gain….

The top 3 mistakes people make with their super
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The top 3 mistakes people make with their super

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…

How to help your children into property
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How to help your children into property

Parents often ask me how they can help their children into property. Some even contemplate giving one of their existing properties to their children.   For those more financially free, giving a property while they are still alive so they can see the joy it creates can be very heart-warming. But there are a number of…

How to protect assets in your own name
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How to protect assets in your own name

Australia is becoming a more litigious society with more people considering suing and more lawyers opting to take on their cases for no upfront fee. While the number of law suits in Australia is growing, we’re still a fair way from the situation in the USA, where people have a 33 per cent change of…

11 ways to improve your financial fitness
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11 ways to improve your financial fitness

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…

13 ways to reduce your tax
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13 ways to reduce your tax

The end of the financial year can sneak up on you, can’t it?  Before you know it, 30 June is approaching – or has past – and you aren’t as prepared as you wanted to be. Unlike the onset of spring, when our minds perhaps turn to more growth-oriented ideas, the wintry end of the…