Episode 340 | Auction Ready: How To Win In Any Market! – Chat with Veronica Morgan

Want the proven tactics and bidding tips to WIN at auction!?!

Folks, this episode will help take the STRESS out of the intimidating auction process and give you the exact strategies professional Buyers Agents use to…

  • Master the buying process
  • Outsmart real estate agents
  • Beat the competition (without overpaying)
  • Avoid auction mistakes
  • … and, ultimately, secure the property!

Here to help us unpack ALL this – plus a whole heap of other must-know property and auction tips! – is nonother than our good friend Veronica Morgan, Founder and Principal of  Good Deeds Property Buyers, co-host of The Elephant in the Room, Bryce’s co-host of Location, Location, Location Australia, and arguably one of the BEST Buyers Agents in the country.

… Together, we’re going to get you Auction Ready!

You’ll learn how to navigate auctions in a HOT property market (like a pro!) and get the epic EVERGREEN bidding tips that’ll confuse your competition so the auctioneer will drop their hammer on YOUR final “I can still sleep at night” bid.

Sound good?

Tune in now to get a complete walkthrough of the entire buying process – enjoy!


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Here’s What We Cover…

  • Understanding your Buyer Profile: How it affects you at auction!
  • Why do most people hate Auctions?
  • What are the benefits of Auctions for buyers?
  • How to spot the frightened buyer…
  • What do you always need to do BEFORE you purchase property?
  • What real estate agents know that you don’t!!
  • What details SHOULD you tell the agent?
  • How to work out how much the property’s worth
  • How to set your maximum bid
  • What To Do On Auction Day: Your Prep Checklist!
  • What are the 12 “Behavioural Biases” that make people irrational buyers under auction conditions?
  • Top Auction Tips For A HOT Property Market
  • 5 Powerful Bidding Tactics That Work!
  • What are 7 Types of Auction Bidders?
  • The 4 Bidding Mistakes That Cripple Property Buyers! (Ouch…)
  • The Post-Auction Process: What To Do, What Not To Do
  • The 8 Types of Real Estate Agents!
  • What are the best type of real estate agents?
  • Bidding With ODD Numbers: Why It Works And Why You Should Do It Too
  • The Quickest Way To Work Out Who Your Competition Is!
  • Wait, what… people bid against themselves!?!….
  • Vendor Bids: How can you use them to your advantage?
  • The $1 Million Dollar Bidding Mistake That You Have To Hear To Believe…



Free Report: The 2021-22 Budget Breakdown!

Folks, the Australian Government has released The 2021-22 Budget!

So, in this free report you’ll find the numbers we unpacked on Episode 339 | “Man, Can Politicians Spend Money!!” – Plus Property Q&A… ‘cos let’s face it, sometimes it can be difficult to absorb all the numbers on a podcast! We’ve also included some other “top level” Budget numbers you might find useful as well.

 Here’s what you can expect in this report:

  • The $15.2 billion infrastructure spend!
  • Free cash back (Tax Offset) & how much you might be entitled to…
  • First Home Saver Scheme
  • Family Home Guarantee for Singe Parents
  • New Home Guarantee
  • Superannuation Downsizer Scheme
  • The increase to the Child Care Subsidy
  • Public Housing support
  • The HomeBuilder extension
  • VIC State Budget & the Consequences for Property Owners and Property Developers

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Episode 339 | “Man, Can Politicians Spend Money!!” – ft Property Q&A

Folks, as promised we’re diving deep on the 2021-22 Budget Review – what’s in it, what are the key takeaways for property investors, first home buyers and us Aussie taxpayers!!

In a one-liner summary… “Man, Can Politicians Spend Money!!”

Yep. And we’re unpacking quite a bit of it – such as…

  • The $15.2 billion infrastructure spend!
  • Free cashback (Tax Offset) & how much you’re likely gonna get back…
  • First Home Saver Scheme
  • Family Home Guarantee for Single Parents
  • New Home Guarantee
  • Superannuation Downsizer Scheme
  • The increase to the Child Care Subsidy
  • Public Housing support
  • The HomeBuilder extension
  • VIC State Budget & The consequences for property owners and property developers

Plus, to give a bit of contrast to the Budget News we’re also circling back on a few key evergreen property investment formulas and answering a couple of listener questions!!

Get ready – you’re in for a solid ep, folks!


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The Questions…

Question from Al Knight Lewis – Investment Stock & Investment Grade – Is it still relevant?

“Good afternoon. I have just started listening to your podcasts and am finding them so

Interesting! Episode 8 talks about investment stock vs investment grade and I’m wondering if the info in this episode is still current and relevant 6 years later? I’m looking for our first investment in Brisbane.”


Question from Don Holloway – Are there any benefits from having $10k sitting in an offset?

“With interest rates so low atm is there any benefits from having $10k sitting in an offset?

My calculations (and confirmed by investment bankers n mortgage brokers) best to buy quality shares with your $10k than to month ball it into an offset account. Would love to hear your thoughts on this.

BTW, I’ve read your book Make Money Simple Again last year. Found it to be a parallel to Scott Pape barefoot investor





Episode 338 | Going Ape S#!t: How To Hack Your Brain To Make More Money – Chat with Phil Slade

What if we told you there’s a hidden part of your brain that controls your financial decisions… even if you believe you’re the one calling the shots!?!

Folks, today we have a very exciting episode in store for you (Ben’s in his absolute element!) that’s about to reveal how to hack your brain to make you more money!

Here’s the reality… despite our best intentions, we DON’T make decisions out of spreadsheets – we make decisions out of emotions!

And this is where Behavioural Economics comes in.

That is: the study of the “how and why” behind our financial and property choices. The “Oh, yeah, I’m actually a human!” stuff that deeply influences our choices and the economy at large.

Fun Fact: This is the EXACT same study we used to make the correct judgement call way back in March last year (when COVID panic was at its peak!) that the property market was NOT going to fall off a cliff despite the scary economic predictions out there.

… And it ALL comes down to understanding human behaviour!

Joining us today is Behavioural Economist and Psychologist Phil Slade – the author of “Going Ape S#!t” , Founder of Decida and regular contributor to Money Magazine.

Phil makes neuroscience simple, interesting and FUN by highlighting irrational ‘blind-spots’, increasing awareness of cognitive biases that influence perception and behaviour, and inspiring people to become less reactive, and more responsive!

And he’s going to fill you in on a little thing called “The Ape Brain” and how you can tame it with a simple framework that’ll get you making better financial decisions, winning at auction (or walking away so you don’t pay too much!) and delaying gratification in a way that doesn’t trigger dread or make you feel like you’re missing out in the present moment.

Strap yourselves in folks — ‘cos no word of a lie: nail this, and you’re pretty much set for life. (Money is Simple… Behaviour is Hard, right!?!)


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Here’s what we cover…

  • What factors are studied in Behavioural Economics?
  • Behavioural Economics vs Classical Economic Theory (note: don’t stress, this is a palatable explanation 😉)
  • How much of the population applies this stuff to their decision making around finance?
  • How did Phil get into this field, anyway?
  • 3 Simple Ways To Apply Behavioural Economics To Your Finances!
  • How much of your income should you save?
  • What is Cognitive Bias and how does this shape your relationship to money
  • How To Tame Your Ape Brain So It Doesn’t Steal Your Money!
  • What’s the #1 Killer Of Financial Independence!?!
  • Why does the gap between your “Real Self” and “Presentational Self” have such a significant impact on your choices?
  • Why is Afterpay so dangerous!?!
  • Who are Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman? (And why should you care about them!?!)
  • The Dunedin experiment: What it teaches us about human behaviour!
  • Is all emotion BAD?
  • Practical Application For Property Investors!
  • How can you tame your ape in an auction environment?
  • What is “Loss Aversion” & “Endowment”?
  • Right… how can we HACK our brain to make us more money!?!



Episode 337 | The 4 Pillars of Money Health

Just like you’d visit a doctor for a physical health check-up, the same applies for your MONEY health!

In this episode we’re diving deep on The Four Pillars of Money Health — that is, the areas you must regularly monitor to take care of your money and, yep, create MORE of it so you can ultimately reach the summit of a passive income for life!

Here’s the deal…

A couple of weeks ago we did an episode on The Four Types Of Wealth and within that framework is, of course, “Financial Wealth” (what our entire podcast is all about, right!?!)

And if you listened to that particular episode, you’ll know already that within the area of Financial Wealth exists ANOTHER Framework – The 7 Grades of Financial Wellbeing

Well, Grade 4 (out of the seven) is Financial Stability – and this is the BASELINE of where you need to be at if you’re even remotely considering wealth creation!

Now, stick with us folks – ‘cos here’s where today’s episode comes in…

You CAN’T build a house of Financial Peace on poor foundations – so we’re giving you “The Four Pillars of Money Health” that sit BENEATH Financial Stability!

… Are you still with us!?! 😂🤯

Basically, today’s ep is a framework within a framework within a framework within a framework….

… And we promise it’ll ALL make sense once you listen!

‘Cos once you know this stuff, you’ll not only NEVER get a poor financial health diagnosis again… but also you’ll get the exact prescription to conduct your own Money Health check up so you move beyond Financial Stability and into a position where you can go ahead and create wealth for yourself!

These pillars are also the regular habits “everyday millionaires” start with… so please listen up!


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RBA May 2021 : When What Gets Better, Gets Better!

The verdict is well and truly in — when money is cheap, the world goes around faster. We’re basically seeing that show up now. The other important news is around inflation – and we’re going to see this word, “transitionary” as the new buzzword. And… positive economic data is everywhere. Let’s dive deeper into this month’s RBA!

This video features Ben’s update on the Reserve Bank of Australia’s cash rate, and as always, he’ll be unpacking the economic and political update around the world and within Australia too.


Plus, Ben also includes his latest news and commentary on…

👉 United States GDP, Jobs Market, Housing Market and more!
👉 The IMF Latest World Economic Outlook – Find out more here
👉 What are the positive economic indicators for Australia?
👉 Why is the RBA so fixated on inflation?
👉 How’s the Australian Housing Market looking like?



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If you’re looking to buy at the moment, make sure to check out our Mini-Series!

🔥 Episode 325 | The Step-By-Step Process To Win In A HOT Property Market – Part 1

🔥 Episode 326 | How To Win In A HOT Property Market (Part 2) – The Step-By-Step Process!

🔥 Episode 327 | Winning A HOT Property Market (Part 3) – The Step-By-Step Process!


And One Final Word…

If you’re worried about your finances or if you have no clarity on your cash flow position, we strongly recommend you to organise your finances now. It’s more important than ever to have a clear view, down to the exact cent, on how much you’re spending each month and how much surplus you’ve got. If you don’t know it, then log in to your Money SMARTS Platform here and update the numbers.

Don’t have an account yet? Create your free access below and we’ll also send you an e-copy of the instruction manual which is also our best-seller book, Make Money Simple Again. Just fill in the form below and we’ll email it to you right away.




DISCLAIMER: This podcast is general information only and is an opinion comment by Ben Kingsley. The information contained in this video is for Australian residents only. The information does not take into account the particular investment objectives or financial situation of any potential viewer. It does not constitute, and should not be relied on as, financial or investment advice or recommendations (expressed or implied) and it should not be used as an invitation to take up any investments or investment services. No investment decision or activity should be undertaken on the basis of this information without first seeking qualified and professional advice.

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Best Business Podcast – Episode Ranking | April 2021

April, from the latin word “aperire” which means “to open“.
Although there are a lot of things going on that seem to close in on us – like this COVID Pandemic – there’s still much to look forward to! We hope that the Podcasts will help keep minds and hearts open and ever-resilient as we pursue this path called Property Investing.

🎥 Here are the April Podcasts that trended in iTunes

🎥 April Episodes

April 29, 2021: Episode 336 | Is Price Growth Over? 7 Signs Growth Is Slowing – Chat with Tim Lawless
Tim Lawless – Head Researcher at Corelogic talks about the signs that Price Growth is Slowing down and the 7 signs that suggest capital growth pace. He also talked about the Multiplier Effect & the Wealth Effect, the 4 Key Metrics APRA Monitors Very Closely, Hedonic value measuring, and many more. This Episode is jampacked with great information!

April 24, 2021: (LIVE) The Early Warning Sign: Where Most Investors Go Wrong With FOMO! This episode talks about the warning signs that investors ignore and how to invest without sacrificing family budget. This Live session also talks about tweaks in lending to help in multiple loans and a whole lot more!

👉 Free Report: Top 10 FOMO Mistakes Investors Make

April 22, 2021:  Episode 335 | The Four Types Of Wealth
This episode talks about the Four Types of wealth, how to distinguish them, how to assess your financial wellbeing, and how to achieve financial abundance!

👉QUIZ – Which Grade of Financial Wellbeing Are You In?

April 15, 2021: Episode 334 | Bernard Salt: The BIG Shift In Australian Property!
Heaps of knowledge on this episode. Bernard Salt shares his insights on understanding demographics and its number 1 rule, how statistics help us understand human stories and what can we look forward to through this New COVID-Norm.

April 8, 2021: Episode 333 | Are We Property Spruikers?
There might be a lot of people who would be cynical thinking that The Property Couch is just a bunch of Spruikers trying to push properties and why we say NO WAY! This episode also discusses how to navigate Investment advice and why you SHOULD care how Real Estate Agents get paid. You will also get tips on how to reduce land tax and why you need to pay for Lenders Mortgage Insurance.

April 6, 2021:  RBA April 2021 : The Return of The Roaring 20’s!.
Ben updates us on the Reserve Bank of Australia’s cash rate and other commentaries on World Economy Growth, recent GDP, and signs to look out for!

April 1, 2021: Episode 332 | New Laws To Sting Landlords! – Chat with Hayley Mitchell
Hayley in this episode talked about the things that people who have investment properties or are thinking to be property investors, should do within the bounds of the new laws…  132 Rental Rule Changes (whew!) Big Changes that will indeed affect landlords and tenants – the most – but Hayley’s advice will help us stir smoothly through the changes and help lessen the impact.

👉Rental Rule Changes In Victoria – The Quick Guide | Resources for Rental Providers

Thank you so much for supporting us all these years. Without you guys, we will not be one of Australia’s Top Business Podcast. Now, we know we’re not the best and we’ve made some mistakes along the way, but it was an amazing journey so far. And we’re sure the years ahead will be even more exciting! So… as a thank you present to our community, here’s a free download for all of you. Our Top 5 Frameworks for Property Investors. Just fill in the form below and we’ll email it to you.

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