Are You Making This Terrible Wealth Focus Mistake?

I was reading a book over the weekend about various kinds of real estate investment strategies that people are using to create wealth. It was sort of an eagle-eye view of the investing landscape and an attempt to compare strategies to find the best wealth vehicle. It definitely had a “He who dies with the most money – WINS” flavour about it. So let me ask you what you think… Would you rather spend 5 years going crazy, leveraging to the max and churning through …

Essential YOU test: Should you really be rich?

I got a call from a friend the other day. Apparently he got pulled over late one evening. The cop asked him: “You drinking?: And he replied “You buying?” After they both finished laughing and laughing, my mate called me and asked if he could borrow bail money. …Nah that didn’t really happen… Just thought it was funny. And I didn’t make it about me (which would have been funnier) because no-one would believe that I didn’t have enough to cover my own bail. That’s …

How to buy commercial properties that aren’t for sale

  Every movie that includes a big business, a wealthy tycoon or a bloodless tyrant will tell you that everyone has a price. To a point, I do believe that’s true. I had a movie star get shown around my property a while back by an agent… And even though I knew I didn’t want to sell… …I also knew (If I’m being completely honest with myself) that were the offer good enough I’d have considered it. Thankfully his offer was nowhere near that invisible …

Busting The Commercial Property Affordability Myth

I’m walking down the road and I look into a store window and see something that I really like the look of. I know that these things are expensive… like… REALLY expensive. Probably out of my price range… Do I… a) Go in and find out how much it is (knowing that I’m going to be probably a bit disappointed? b) Walk on, go about my business and do something practical with my time? What would you do? Ok, It’s kind of a trick question. …