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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It’s a sad reality that our society seems to be more litigious than in years gone by. Thankfully, we’re not in the same parlous state as America, but there is a greater chance than before that you could become involved in legal proceedings that threaten your wealth creation efforts. While that might seem like a…

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There’s more property research available than ever before today. In fact, only a decade or two ago, most property investors had to dive in with very little statistical analysis to help them choose the best locations. Things are much different now, but sometimes too much information can make an investment decision more difficult than it…

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When the market seems a bit so-so, many investors start to consider how they can increase property values and their wealth independently. Sometimes, that involves renovating to boost its value and rental yield, and other times, after they have a few renovations under their belt, it involves developing a site. However, property development should never…

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Family trusts can be a powerful tool for a variety of wealth creation and protection reasons. These include building wealth, protecting assets, generating improved cash flows, managing distributions to family members, creating flexibility as well as assisting with estate planning. But like all good things, there can be a downside, too. Unfortunately, if incorrectly used,…

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Testamentary discretionary trusts are great estate planning tools because they can offer tax minimisation, asset protection and flexibility. Watch this video as Ken Raiss, Australia’s leading tax strategist,  and Michael Yardney explain the benefits of setting up a Testamentary Discretionary Trust which is a type of trust created under a will and comes into existence…