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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They say blood is thicker than water but when it comes to distributing your wealth, human instinct can take on a darker side because money is involved. People often feel vulnerable when contemplating their death, but this is no excuse to not have a Will. It’s vital that you receive legal advice when preparing your…

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What is land tax?  Who should pay it?  And can I reduce this major property cost which seems to eat into my rental income disproportionally? These questions are often asked by serious property investors who already have or are in the process of building a significant property portfolio. As is the case for most taxes,…

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Property investment is one of best wealth creation strategies out there. In part because it has a long history of solid performance, so is therefore relatively low risk. It’s important to understand, however, that it is not completely without risk. That’s because every investment opportunity has an element of risk. The trick is to manage…

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Sometimes life doesn’t work out the way we would like it to.  Despite our best efforts or best intentions, we find ourselves in strife. Many Australians know what I’m talking about.  While we have it pretty good in this country, we’re also a nation up to its eyeballs in debt. If this debt gets out…

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Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is one of those things that most investors know they will probably have to pay one day – and then promptly forget about it! The reality is that CGT can be difficult and confusing to understand, let alone calculate, so it’s important to have specialists on your side – and especially…

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Australian Tax Office (ATO) data shows that only 9% per cent of investors own three or more properties. So, if property was such a good investment, why do many stop at one?  Unfortunately, most people simply buy the wrong property, buy emotively, sell quickly and never buy again, or stubbornly hold onto it hoping things…