315 | How A Paper Round Paved The Way To A Passive Income – Chat with Brendan

Today we kick off the first episode of our Summer Series – that is, we’re showcasing REAL LIFE MONEY TRANSFORMATIONS!

And there’s no better place to start than with Brendan Deith, who took humble beginnings as a paperboy to ignite money habits that would go onto pave the way to a passive income for life!!

And Brendan’s journey has indeed been an endless ripple effect – from learning good money management early (thanks to his paper round & his parents sound money management conversations around the kitchen table) right through to the ULTIMATE OUTCOME – Financial Contribution.

There’s a few tweaks and tips along the way too… so strap yourselves in folks ‘cos you’re in for a feel-good episode with solid takeaways that you can go ahead and implement in your own life too!

Psst… just wait to you get to the part about “The Classroom Economy” – it’s game-changing!


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What We Cover…

  • 05:38 – Brendan’s Backstory
  • 08:30 – The Drum set that kickstarted healthy money habits…
  • 09:57 – What was his parents’ “extra” jar?
  • 11:09 – The award saver account (paper round money)
  • 12:18 – What was Brendan’s original budgeting system?
  • 14:27 – The first property
  • 16:17 – How did having a buffer help with the mindset?
  • 17:48 – BEFORE Money SMARTS…
  • 18:58 – AFTER Money SMARTS
  • 24:26 – The Ripple Effect of spending habits
  • 26:22 – What does Brendan most enjoy about Delayed Gratification?
  • 27:44 – How & When did he discover Money SMARTS, anyway?
  • 29:44 – Unique Ways to get your essential spending down…
  • 30:38 – How does Brendan navigate provisions?
  • 31:34 – Why has he NEVER done the 7-day float?
  • 32:13 – Using a credit card for everyday spending (Who should & Who absolutely should NOT?)
  • 33:32 – Is Brendan’s wife equally on board?
  • 24:17 – The Best Advice They Ever Got!
  • 35:17 – What are they doing with the trapped surplus?
  • 35:37 – What’s their Passive Income target?
  • 37:33 – Getting Property Investment Advice and getting an answer to this question: “How many properties do we actually need?”
  • 39:41 – How does he feel about getting into debt?
  • 41:09 – The first investment property…
  • 43:75 – The Two Journeys You’ll Almost Always Take To Reach Financial Peace
  • 45:04 – Brendan’s “Classroom Economy” that teaches kids about money…
  • 50:42 – Money SMARTS Hack
  • 52:53 – Brendan’s Question for us… Do you plan for an increase material (and labour) cost for renovations


Note: There are more real-life investor stories like this in our Summer Series! Make sure you check them all out here.

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