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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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…

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When someone is building their career, they usually have so many different things to think about that they forget some of the most important issues. What I mean is that they forget to think about the future as they’re so caught up in the present. Take, one of my clients, Thomas, for example. He has…

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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 an…

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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….

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Sophisticated investors understand their portfolios are the equivalent of income-producing businesses and wealth creation vehicles. What I mean is they don’t adopt a set and forget attitude, and then naively hope that it all works out in their financial favour… someday! Rather, just like business owners, they make sure they have the necessary insurances in…

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Parents often ask me how they can help their children into property. Some even contemplate giving one of their existing properties to their children.   For those more financially free, giving a property while they are still alive so they can see the joy it creates can be very heart-warming. But there are a number of…

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A lot of people say they’re good with money.  They say they have a gift for making it.  That they love money and that money loves them. This may be true. But just because you like money and enjoy making it (that’s most of us) doesn’t mean you’re good with money. Those are two very…

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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…