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Episode 254 | NRL Star Unpacks His Money and Property Story – Chat with Matt Srama

Top athletes often have a big spike in their income over their lifetime. That is, at the top of their game they’re looking at earning some serious coin… but beyond that… their income can plummet right down, sometimes to ground zero. And things get a bit tricky if the skills they possess aren’t necessarily transferable to the workforce too!

So, folks, what we want to tackle in today’s episode is this… how does a top athlete — or anyone on a fluctuating income for that matter — juggle a small window of time where they’ve got access to more cash than they’ll potentially earn in the future?? How can they maximise this so they can set themselves up BEYOND their time in sport?

Here to help us answer this question, and unpack his money and property story, is someone who has been there, done that… Matt Srama!!!

For those playing at home who might not be familiar with who Matt Srama is… he’s a professional NRL rugby league player for the Gold Coast Titans who had to park his career at the ripe young age of 26 due to injury. Meaning… after a solid career in the NRL, he’s personally experienced with what it’s like to be back “in the real world”! And he’s going to share A LOT of this gold with you today… and folks… you’ll see why what he’s learnt has set him up to work in a development role for the Gold Coast Titans, where now he helps other young players navigate this space!

Oh, and if you’re one of our folks who… ahh… aren’t particularly chuffed with our footy banter… …then you can breathe a sigh of relief!! Because we promise this ep is NOT just sports talk! There’s some pearls of wisdom in here that we can ALL learn from and apply in our own lives 😉

Pssst… and, yep, we got a new intro!!!

 

Folks, we’re doing Relay For Life!!

On October 26th our office is donning our runners and active gear (let’s be honest… ol’ mate Kingsley will probably where his black and white stripes) to participate in Relay For Life to help raise much needed funds for Cancer Council!!

Our goal is to crack $5,000 so we can help fund ground-breaking research into new and better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer! So if you’d like to chip in — even if it’s just a couple of bucks — we’d love it if you could donate to our team here.

 

Resources Mentioned in today’s ep…

PICA’s Meet Up with Greville Pabst – happening on 31/10 in Docklands, VIC

Your Free Book —> Make Money Simple Again – (yep, it’s free and we encourage you to share the link www.makemoneysimpleagain.com.au to your friends, family and everyone in your network!)

 

The Top Five Standouts in today’s chat

  • A NRL Star’s Humble Money Upbringing & How It All Began
  • What’s Life As An Elite Athlete Like… And How Much Do They Get Paid?
  • How To Not Let Money Get To Your Head!
  • What To Do If You’re Earning Good $$$ Now, But You Know It Won’t Last
  • Matt Srama’s Property Story

 

 

 

Episode 225 | Breaking News with Dr Shane Oliver – Are We in Store for a Global Recession?

Folks, we have a very special guest on today … Dr Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP Capital!! (Ben was a bit giddy, ha!)

So, if you’re keen to hear the latest economic news across the property AND stock market, or you want the intel on how the cogs of the economy run … then you’d best hit play on this one!

To give you an idea, Shane Oliver is responsible for determining AMP Capital’s investment strategy and asset allocation and also provides economic forecasts and analysis to the asset class portfolio managers. And chances are, you’ve seen his face somewhere in the news because Shane is also a regular media commentator on major economic and investment market issues and has been with AMP for over 30 years!

And he’s not just an expert on this stuff, he’s also excellent at breaking down complex economic updates into simplified, bite-sized pieces!

Oh, and as mentioned on today’s show, he’s often providing live updates on Twitter, so if you’re keen to get his economic insights his twitter handle is @ShaneOliverAMP

 

Other resources mentioned in today’s show…

(And, don’t forget… CLICK HERE to Find Out About our AFL Competition – Epic Prizes!)

 

So… What are you in for?

 

 

Episode 221 | Dr. Andrew Wilson – The Scare Campaign We Had To Have

“Housing markets shouldn’t be leading monetary policy; they’re a response to monetary policy.” — Dr Andrew Wilson

 

Folks, our guest for this week is Dr Andrew Wilson, Chief Economist at My Housing Market, who is sounding more bullish than bearish when it comes to Australia’s property market and overall economic outlook!

To give you an idea, Dr Wilson provides comprehensive property market insights and is a highly-regarded and prolific housing market speaker, as well as a keynote presenter for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) and an appointed housing market expert and adviser to the Federal Government funded Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network. He’s also a repeat offender on the Couch, gracing us with his invaluable insights all the way back in Episode 87!

Oh, and of course, he also holds a PhD and Masters by Research in Housing Market Economics. Just sayin’.

So if the uncertainty of the property market is sending your confidence out of whack, let’s go up 30ft around the country and see what’s coming up over that hill. You’ll get a sneak peek at some of the regions that might be worth your attention this year, as well as when the interest rate will potentially drop this year, according to the Chief Economist himself.

Spoiler… the Scare Campaign just might lose its edge!

 

While we don’t want to take the limelight from today’s guest… we should probably let you know here too…. The Property Couch Turns FOUR this week!! Yep, it’s our 4th Birthday, wooooooo 🙂

To help us celebrate, you’ve all made Make Money Simple Again, our latest money management book, a #1 Best Seller! So thank you for our awesome gift!!!! (According to Ben, “We’re now officially out of nappies.”)

 

 Here’s What You’ll Learn in This Episode…

  • What’s Happening Around the Grounds In the Australian Property Market?
  • Will confidence shift any time soon?
  • What are Auction Clearance Rates in Sydney demonstrating at the moment?
  • What are the pressing economic insights coming to light at the moment?
  • Why hasn’t monetary policy worked?
  • When does Dr Andrew Wilson think RBA might drop the cash rate?
  • What p[problems are we facing now?
  • What’s going to happen with new developments this year?
  • Have we seen the peak of the apartment boom?
  • How is an interest rate rise a GOOD thing?
  • What’s the current savings-ratio? When was the last time it was this low?
  • What must you focus on in order to get a loan approved?
  • What does Andrew think about the Royal Commission’s findings?
  • How is employment and wage growth feeding into the economic climate?
  • How will the international economy affect Australia’s economy?
  • What’s Dr Wilson’s message to property investing over the next 2 -3 years?
  • Can you expect a roller coaster ride?
  • What’s his opinion on the Negative Gearing Policy?
  • Are developers in favour of the Negative Gearing Policty? Why/Why not?
  • What are the POSITIVES we’re seeing in the market?
  • How many auctions were in Melbourne last week? How many sold?
  • What will likely be the top performing area this year?
  • When’s a good time to think about buying?

 

We also take a trip around every Australian State and Territory in Australia, so expect to find insights into…

  • Predictions for houses and units in each area (GOLD!)
  • In and around Sydney
  • Melbourne and its regions
  • Adelaide
  • Hobart
  • Far North and Central QLD – including, Sunshine Coast, Mackay, Cairns
  • Perth (and what the vacancy rates are suggesting)
  • Darwin

 

 

 

 

Episode 206 | Nerida Conisbee – What’s Happening Around the Grounds in the Australian Property Market?

What’s better than Christmas day…..????

A brand new episode on Christmas day!!!

 

HO, HO, HO, Merry Christmas, folks!!!

We spotted a little something under the tree… and it looks like… a perfectly-wrapped PROPERTY MARKET SPECIAL!!!!!

And here to unwrap this gold is none other than the Chief Economist of REA, Nerida Conisbee!!! And she’s absolutely nothing less than one of Australia’s leading property market experts!!

Yep, this will be Nerida’s third time on the Couch…. We spoke to her back on Episode 094 and Episode 127… and every time we’ve been in her company, she’s well-and-truly delivered on the Gold!!

So, let’s take a trip across the country as a special Christmas-treat, shall we?

… Let’s dive into the good and, ahh, not-so-good places to invest across Australia, especially our capital cities!!

 

Here’s the Christmas gift, unwrapped…

AND

  • Exclusive news dropped on The Property Couch!
  • What’s new with REA Group?
  • What will they be launching next year???

 

P.S. DOWNLOAD our Free Binge Guide Here – The First 20 Episodes

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Episode 203 | How to Choose the Right Property Manager – Chat with Lauren Robinson

Folks if there’s one thing a property investor wants… it’s to make sure that their asset is taken care of!

And an invaluable way to do this is to make sure you have quality tenants who will respect your property and obviously pay their rent on time. But you also need the assurance that (touch wood) if the worst case scenario were to play out, you’d have someone on your side to protect you and your asset and, importantly, hold the right person accountable.

…. This is where having the right property manager can make all the difference!!

So how do you spot the right property manager? And what are the traits that separate the good from great??

Joining us today — for her debut on The Property Couch — is Lauren Robinson, Founder of RentalResults, a specialist property management business based in Brisbane, author of Rented and a successful property investor (commercial and residential) in her own right. With over 15 years’ experience in the property management industry, having won Property Manager of the Year in 2017, and buying her first property way back when she was 22, Lauren is quite the guest to cover today’s topic!

Before we crack open the lid and dive into the gold, just a quick shout out that our Summer Series starts THIS COMING TUESDAY (18th of December). Yep, that IS a Tuesday!

 

What’s our Summer Series??

Folks, the festive season just got a whole lot more fun with TWO EPISODES PER WEEK, featuring nothing but the BEST guests… some of which include our very own tribe of #TPC listeners!!!

Here’s the deal…

From 18th December – 31st January the Couch is coming to you TWICE a week on Tuesday and Thursday!

 

DOWNLOAD our Free Binge Guide Here – The First 20 Episodes

As mentioned on today’s show, don’t forget to pick up your Free Copy of the Golden Highlights. This 80-odd page document is the vault containing all the foundational tips and insights you need to be a successful investor.
You can get it here.

 

Also, we’ll be featuring on the Today Show on Channel 9 THIS Saturday 15th December @ approx. 8:30am, so make sure you turn on the telly on if you’re up and about 🙂

 

What will you learn today?

 

 

Want more episodes on this topic? Check out these….

Episode 031 (Part 1) | Story of an Investor and Lessons Learnt along the Way – Chat with Carolyn Wright

Episode 082 | Q&A – Great tenants vs higher rents, Investing in property overseas, Managing leverage and more

Episode 189 | Q & A – Vic Residential Tenancy Changes and “Legoland” in a Good Location

 

 

 

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