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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


The 10 Property Commandments You Should Know
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The 10 Property Commandments You Should Know

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…

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…

Are you banned from a SMSF? You may be…
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Are you banned from a SMSF? You may be…

More and more Australians are trying to protect their financial future by setting us their own Self Managed Super Funds (SMSF). However, there are some interesting rules governing and who is legally allowed to run them. But very few of us understand them.  Did you know that a “disqualified person” is not permitted to be…

5 reasons you need landlord insurance
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5 reasons you need landlord insurance

Insurance is one of those things that some people mistakenly think isn’t worth the cost. Unfortunately that’s why too many people choose not to take out appropriate insurance cover to insure their assets as well as their incomes. Thankfully, when it comes to insuring their homes, most Australians wisely choose to do so.    And…

4 steps to getting out of debt
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4 steps to getting out of debt

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 –…