399 | “I Just Wanted to Keep the Party Going!”: From Overcoming Addiction to a 4 Investment Property Plan – Chat with Alex

“It was almost considered rude in our family to be talking about how money is generated and how much of it is generated, and where it goes. We were sort of told to mind our own business…” 

Folks, we’re finishing our 2022 Winter Series on a high with a guest with an amazing tale that shows the undeniable power of changing your mindset to change your life 


Today’s special guest – Alex – grew up in a household where discussing money was actually considered….rude :O. And this seed grew into a tree of bad money habits and sadly, fed into his alcoholism.  

Expecting to “rent forever” and living cheaply so he could splurge on the weekends, Alex wasn’t thinking about the future, or family, at all… 

So how has he completely transformed from this state, full of years of traumatic money lessons and spendthrift behaviours, into his new life rich with self-funded travel experiences, financial freedom AND a positive mindset towards money?!

(We will say he had a “knight in shining armour” by the name of Sabrina who helped steer him in the right direction 😉)  

And did we mention he had also gone 474 days without a drop when we spoke to him?! Amazing stuff. 

Folks this story is so mind-blowingly raw and honest that we just want to give both Alex (and his Mum AND all his pillars of support) a gigantic hug through the soundwaves. 

Tune in now to learn how planning has allowed Alex to not only change his entire financial story but has helped him to beat his addiction.  So.much.gold!!!!! 👏👏👏 



P.S And folks, make sure you stay tuned for next week’s episode ‘cos it’s a HUGE milestone for us….Yep. It’s our 400th episode!!!!! And you can be sure we’ve got a super-fantastic-hyper-awesome guest in store for you – watch this space!!! 


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Here’s some of the gold we cover… 

  • 0:40 – All great things must end…🙁  
  • 2:45 – Meet Alex!  
  • 3:21 – Money Conversations in Alex’s house were considered…rude?!?! 
  • 5:21 – How 2 different upbringings created 2 VERY different money habits…. 
  • 6:38 – His parent’s divorce 🙁
  • 8:02 – His Teenage Years (aka. Putting money where he DEFINITELY shouldn’t have)  
  • 10:18 – So..what changed his ways?  
  • 12:20 – Alex’s Battle with Alcoholism 
  • 13:55 – How did a lack of Money Conversations affect Alex??  
  • 17:06 – His Mum’s Financial Story as a Superhero Single Mother  
  • 18:16 – “I just wanted to keep the party going…”  
  • 20:00 – The 2 mentors that changed his views on wealth-building… 
  • 22:52 – The events that switched “ON” Alex’s aspirations! 
  • 26:23 – What Drove Them to Seek Professional Advice  
  • 28:28 – So how did his brother’s financial story turn out??  
  • 31:24 – How having plans has helped Alex turn it all around
  • 34:31 – How this family is balancing love of travel, experiences AND wealth-building!! 
  • 37:02 – The Process of Creating the Plan (Did they get that Beach House?!)  
  • 41:49 – Folks, this is why starting TODAY is key!  
  • 44:36 – Why James Simon is actually better at investing than Warren Buffet?!?! 
  • 46:13 – Did Alex and Sabrina enjoy the planning process? 
  • 49:30 – Alex’s Advice to Listeners: “It’s all about M_ _d_e_ at the end of the day…” 
  • 51:21 – What could potentially derail this couple?! 
  • 53:51 – What does their Property Wealth Plan look like? 
  • 57:38 – What would Alex’s mum say?  
  • 59:33 – Public statements do THIS… 
  • 1:01:46 – Ben & Bryce’s Top Takeaways (You can ALWAYS change your money habits folks!) 
  • 1:07:05 – Why couples need an Independent Voice of Reason!!  
  • 1:08:15 – Eager to change your money situation? Listen to this for some of our best-selling resources — for FREE!  
  • 1:09:28 – Folks, get independent advice! (Why not try us out for size? Book in your FREE no-obligation consultation here 😊)  
  • 1:11:39 – We also want to share with you our evergreen CPA lecture on “How to Plan to Build a Passive Income For Life with Property Investment”watch it here now! 
  • 1:14:30 – We’re hitting a HUGE milestone next week...(Be sure to tune in next week for one of our BEST episodes yet…)  



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