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Episode 197 | Our Embarrassing True Stories: What Was Money Like in Our Own Lives?

Normally personal stories about money stay secret…  up until this episode!

The truth is folks — it’s not really the “done” thing to have a conversation about money, is it? Almost always, there’s this societal expectation to throw money matters — the real truth of your financial situation— off the table and bury it in the overflowing junk drawer.

After all, talking about money is embarrassing, right?

Well… not anymore!!

Today folks, we’re attempting to lead by example — so we’re simply going for it! We’re going to get real and vulnerable and we’re going to share with you OUR OWN that have shaped our relationship and habits with money.

In other words: we’re going to reveal what’s really happened in our life up until now (yep, this includes revealing some childhood influences), which might explain why we’re so obsessed with finance and on a two-man-and-a-couch crusade to help others excel in managing their own money!

So, yep. These stories include the good, the bad and plain embarrassing.

Ready to start the money conversation? But before that…

 

We want to interview YOU on the podcast!

You heard that correctly! We are on the hunt for listeners who have had a “Money Transformation”!

Now, we don’t want to fluff our own pillows or promote our own company or anything remotely like that… we just want to chat with people who have had an honest, real-life transformation so that others can take inspiration from their own story and realise that it’s entirely achievable in their own lives too!

So, if you think you have a story for us, please don’t be shy (we promise to go easy on you and we’ll walk you through the entire podcast experience) — we’d love to hear from you! If you’re interested, send us some details here or simply fill in the form below!

  • (What would you like to be known on the podcast?)
  • A quick summary on your Money Story!
  • Don't spill all the beans! 😉

  • And finally, have you implemented the Money S.M.A.R.T.S?

 

A glimpse into our embarrassing true stories…

 

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RBA Nov 2018 Announcement – When Will RBA Move Rates?

Hello folks, as promised, we’ll be posting Ben’s short commentary on the RBA Cash Rate Decision on a regular basis!
Let us know if you like this segment below! 🙂

So, on this Melbourne Cup Tuesday, what will be RBA’s decision on the cash rate?

Let’s start with some positive news! The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has unexpectedly dropped to 5% in September 2018, the lowest job rate since April 2012 while markets estimated 5.3%. But what about wage growth?

Ben will be unpacking how this will be affecting the RBA’s decision to move the cash rate, which had been at 1.5% since August 2016. And of course, a bit of an update on the equity and property market as well!

There’s still buying opportunities in that particular market; but you’ve got to be very, very careful in terms of where you’re buying. So stick to the fundamentals and focus in on where you’ll get that good return over time.

Looking for the CoreLogic’s Monthly Housing Update? Click here to find out more!

If you’d like to check out his previous commentaries, click here.

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER: This video 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.

The Property Couch, its employees or contractors do not represent or guarantee that the information is accurate or free from errors or omissions and therefore provide no warranties or guarantees. The Property Couch disclaims any and all duty of care in relation to the information and liability for any reliance on investment decisions, claiming the use or guidance of this publication or information contained within it.

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Episode 196 | Q & A – Negative Gearing Changes – Should I Still Invest in Property?

“Labor risks $12bn housing hit over ending negative gearing” — if you’re like us folks… this headline has us all concerned!!

And the concern didn’t stop at the headline.

As we read on, the full news article, published by The Australian on the weekend, highlighted that the $32 billion plan to end negative gearing would — quote — lead to a fall in new housing construction of up to 42,000 dwellings over five years and 32,000 fewer jobs across the country, according to independent modelling — end quote.

Yep… that’s a drop in a whole lot of new housing construction (ie. supply) AND just a-bit-more-than-a-few losses (up to 32,000) in jobs!!

Folks… this is crazy stuff.

And those stats aren’t the only ones coming out of recent independent research digging into the numbers of what’s likely to happen if negative gearing’s ditched.

So, today we’re looking at a few of the worst-case scenarios from two different reports (the links to both of these are further down in the show notes) and unpacking — with both a short term and long term view — how this change to negative gearing might affect the property market and those investing in it.

But negative gearing changes — and the possible consequences on housing prices and for first home buyers — isn’t the only question we’re answering today! We’ve got plenty of gold on how to time your exist strategy, retiring debt and the right asset to invest in!

 

Oh, and if you’d like the Geospatial Heat Notes — the heat map that shows the Compounding Annual Growth in Median Value for Houses from 1974 till the end of 2017 that is sourced from the Valuer General data —  you can get them here.

 

Back to today’s Q’s…

Question about Negative Gearing Changes from Shadi:
Hey Bryce and Ben. Thank you for all the information and for all the podcasts you provide. Apologies in advance if this question has been answered in previous episodes. I’ve been binging myself since episode 1 a few months ago, and am not quite up to date yet. I just have a question specifically about the abolishment of negative gearing and the impact it will have on first time investors. I’ve been looking to invest since listening to your podcast, and am interested to hear how this will affect my first purchase — whether or not it will just be a short term problem that effects cash flow or if it will have a long term effect, especially when entering the market.

 

Question about Your Exit Strategy from Anne-Marie:
Hi guys, this is Anne-Marie in Victoria. I’m 56 and my husband is 51. I started listening to you many years ago after we had our 7 properties. Our last property was 3 years ago. There all on fixed term interest only, which makes no offset available to them. And we’ve paid off our home, which is worth 1.1 million (1 of the 7 properties). It takes us $13,000 a year to hold all the properties, we just put our tax in, which is amazing. So property has done really well for us, and the mortgage we have on all of them is about 2.5 million, with domain value being low sitting at $3.9 mill, and high $5.2 with middle there all about 4.6 million. I want to start going into doing less hours at work — I’d like to retire on a passive income in maybe 4 years’ time. How do you transition to get the passive income we’ll need for retirement without too much of a tax liability? I paid about $10K in tax this year and I really don’t want to be paying a lot of tax while I’m getting to this point. Can you give me any pointers? And I can’t have an offset account as I said. I’d like some advice on this.

 

Question about the Right Asset for a First Home Buyer from Carrie:
I have a question about the best type of asset you should invest in. I’m looking to buy my first property, which I’ll live in initially. I have a budget of $750K. I’ve been looking at 70s and 80s free standing villa units in small blocks of 12 – 6 in Melbourne’s east. This puts me in middle ring suburbs around 20km from the city, with a land size of 350sqm. It’s a good balance between decent landmass without being out in the sticks. Alternatively, I could by a 2bdrm apt in an older, low density block — the type with only 2 or 3 stories closer to the CBD. Are either of these good investments? And which of the two is better? Or is there anything else I should look into. Love your work guys, keep bringing out those podcasts! Thank you

 

 

The Articles Ben mentions:

The Australian Article — Labor risks $12bn housing hit over ending negative gearing

Housing Industry Association (HIA) — Media Release

 

Episode 195 | Property Bubble or Property Balloon?

Folks, no doubt you’re aware there’s been a shift in the property market.

House prices have dropped. This weekend’s Auction Clearance Rates here in Melbourne were below 50%. So it’s obvious that Sydney and Melbourne have come off their peak.

And back in Episode 66 (over 2 years ago now), we warned you that Winter was Coming… Well, let’s just say “Winter is Here”.

So where’s the good news? And what is a Property Balloon? 

Today we’re going to go “up in clouds” to see the 30,000ft view of the marketplace. We’re going to flashback to the last boom and show you what went down. We’re going to tell you how the correction’s playing out on the demand side and the supply side.

And we’re going to share with you The Big Switch.

So if you’re interested in the minor issues, the headwinds and the potential solution for the current property market… we’ve got over an hour of gold coming your way!

 

Folks, if think your cash flow story might need improving, don’t forget to take advantage of our free Money S.M.A.R.T.S Platform!

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Episode 194 | Seven Tips to Trap Your Surplus Cash

Folks, have you ever wanted to trap surplus cash and have more money?

If you want to get your hands on the tips to do exactly this, then this is the episode for you!
Because coming your way right now are the 7 Tips to Trap Surplus Cash!

Did you know: this will take us to over 100 money management tips! ‘Cos there are 95 tips in our book, Make Money Simple Again 😉

 

For the folks who haven’t got a copy of MMSA, you can head to our homepage (thepropertycouch.com.au) and pick up a FREE Chapter of the book!

CLICK HERE for the FREE Chapter of Make Money Simple Again (RRP $29.95)

 

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We’ve also started a new Facebook Group, Make Money Simple Again, so we can keep sharing money management tips with the listeners who ask to join! Ben promises to jump on once a week to answer any money management questions you might have, especially if they’re about the Money SMARTS Platform.

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PLUS Could you be the Property Investor of the Year?

Your Investment Property Magazine is on the hunt for Australia’s Investor of the Year!
If you think you’ve got what it takes to win (up to $20K worth of prizes, including a 12-month membership to LocationScore.com.au!), apply now!
There are three categories up for grabs: New Investor, Strategic Investor and Reno Investor — Entries close Midnight on Tuesday 30th October 2018

 

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