Using Property to Retire Well

Some retirees rely solely on their rental incomes from their investment properties to fund their retirement. Others use it simply to enhance their lifestyle, regarding it as nice-to-have additional income — and of course many retirees don’t own rental property at all. Let’s answer the three most frequently asked questions by people considering investing [...]

Wealth Strategies For Every Stage of Life

A basic principle of wealth accumulation is that at least some of the income you generate throughout your working years should be utilised towards growing your wealth. By accumulating growth assets such as properties, businesses or shares that increase in value over time, in retirement those same assets may be used to either partially or [...]

The Common Investment Mistakes You Need to Avoid

There are plenty of mistakes that you can make when it comes to investing. I tend to group them into two main categories: fundamental and technical. So, what are the fundamental mistakes that investors make? Before I can answer this question, let’s take a step back to establish why people invest in the first [...]

3 Tips to Make Additional Money on Your Property Portfolio

When we’re young, the bulk of our income goes towards paying our bills, mortgage, and lifestyle. As we get closer to retirement, we want to pay for our lifestyles through the financial assets we’ve accrued throughout our lives. Here’s how to accrue some extra funding from your portfolio. Your retirement income may come from [...]

No News is Good News

The Reserve Bank Of Australia (RBA) has met again today and — once again! — has left official interest rates on hold at 1.5% p.a. As we have said for most of 2017, official rates are unlikely to move in a hurry, as the world suffers from sluggish inflation and high asset prices in a [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:06:15+11:00December 5th, 2017|In the news, Property Investment|0 Comments

The Past, Present, and Future of the Australian Property Markets

To see what’s coming in 2018 and prepare ourselves in the best possible way, we’ve got to understand the context. So as this year comes to a close, let’s take stock of 2017 with a view to look ahead at the year to come. Perhaps the biggest single global economic event to happen in 2017 [...]

What Does Your Fridge Say About You?

I want to let you all in on a little pet enjoyment of mine: I love all the obscure celebrations that are observed each year. For example, there’s International Fun at Work Day (1 April), International Talk Like A Pirate Day (18 September) or Wear Brown Shoes Day (4 December). Some celebrations even last a [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:08:33+11:00November 15th, 2017|Property Investment|Comments Off on What Does Your Fridge Say About You?

Founder: Ray Kroc’s Success Story

I just finished watching the movie Founder; based on the story of Ray Kroc and the birth of McDonald’s. The movie was interesting in many ways, and I took away a few insights relevant to our quest as property investors. Throughout the movie they referenced this quote from former US President Calvin Coolidge: “Nothing [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:09:11+11:00November 1st, 2017|Property Investment|Comments Off on Founder: Ray Kroc’s Success Story

Rich vs Wealthy: Is There a Difference?

When I was younger, I thought I wanted to be rich, only to discover that in fact what I wanted was to become wealthy. So what’s the difference? Obviously, the terms rich and wealthy are often used interchangeably. You may have heard the term “stinking rich” as opposed to “stinking wealthy”, so maybe the [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:10:33+11:00October 11th, 2017|Property Investment, Wealth Creation|Comments Off on Rich vs Wealthy: Is There a Difference?

Let’s Start at the Beginning…

I just spent the last few weeks touring Australia providing our unique brand of property investment education to investors looking to take their results to the next level. I usually start these events by asking the audience the following question: “What do you think you need to know to get better results in the [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:10:58+11:00October 1st, 2017|Property Investment|Comments Off on Let’s Start at the Beginning…

A Non-Level Playing Field

Finally! Someone else has come and said what we have been saying for years: Australia's housing markets are not operating on a level playing field. On Tuesday, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia found that Australia’s worsening housing affordability is unlikely to improve for 40 years under current policies. Driven largely by population [...]

By |2018-01-31T19:12:54+11:00September 1st, 2017|Australian Property, In the news, Property Investment|Comments Off on A Non-Level Playing Field