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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


How to pass on your assets to the next generation
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How to pass on your assets to the next generation

Who does not love their children?  We often quickly think of passing our assets to our kids on death. But do we really know who will actually receive them? This is a modern day conundrum.   We don’t know when we are going to die, and as such, do not know our children’s circumstances at…

Am I too old to invest in property?
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Am I too old to invest in property?

I’ve had conversations with plenty of discouraged folks who are in their 50s (or even older) and they’re wondering how they’re going to survive in their retirement. They start to question if it’s too late to invest in property. Is there ever a time when you’re just too old? In general my response would be…

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 truth about property investment
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The truth about property investment

It’s no secret that housing affordability has been dominating the headlines for the past year or two.   But there is plenty of misinformation out there. This is especially the case for property investment, which seems to be taking the blame for the recent strong price growth in Sydney and parts of Melbourne. Both sides…

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 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…

How to get on the property ladder
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How to get on the property ladder

While there are some valid concerns about housing affordability in Sydney and Melbourne, it has never been easy to buy your first home. In fact, over the decades, there have been various financial initiatives for first homebuyers in recognition of that very fact. Housing affordability facts  If we’re talking about housing affordability generally, in many…

11 benefits of running your own super fund
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11 benefits of running your own super fund

There are changes aplenty in the superannuation space at present, but some things have stayed the same. One of which is that there are still multiple benefits to running your own super fund, regardless of any changes to the general super landscape. In fact, more and more Australians are opting to take control of their…