Articles by 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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If you use your own car for work purposes, you could be eligible to claim a tax deduction for car expenses, whether you own your car outright, are leasing it or paying it off. The Australian Taxation Office explains that you can claim a deduction for car expenses if you use your car to: Perform…

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Estate planning is different for everyone and especially in today’s modern environment of potentially blended families. So, with more people remarrying, it’s critical to prepare for the distribution of your wealth on your passing. While you are alive, the estate planning process allows you to manage and preserve your wealth for those you will one…

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With an aging population and ever decreasing government resources, Australians are looking at being less reliant on the social security safety net and planning personal strategies to give themselves comfortable financial security in later years. Given the vagaries of the stock market, investing in property is being recognised as a less risky way of owning…

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Today it’s common for couples to purchase a property before they’ve walked down the aisle or even lived together. Naturally, they assume they’ll be together forever, and don’t put a lot of research into the long-term consequences of how their ownership should be structured. So to help better understand this, let’s take a look at…

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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…

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Many of the property investors I speak with are often confused about the differences between Line of Credit facilities and Offset Accounts. Understanding how these two types of loan-related products can function will help determine the best fit for your property investment strategy. What is a Line of Credit? A Line of Credit (often abbreviated to ‘LOC’) is a…

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