Episode 350 | How BEN Did It: A Passive Income of $190,000 Per Year… At 50!

Meet Ben Kingsley – Oh, wait. You probably have.

Not Gandhi, the other one.

The co-host of this podcast?

Yeah, THAT Ben.

Today Bryce is INTERVIEWING him, which might sound a bit odd. But, stick with us, ‘cos we promise you it’s going to be an episode you won’t ever forget, folks!

Why? Well, Ben has practiced what he preaches. That is – he has personally built his own property portfolio, played the long game and for his 50th birthday this month, he will gift himself a passive income of $190,000 a year from it. Not bad, huh?

Portfolio, Done. Passive Income, Done. Lifestyle Design, Done.

Speaking of Lifestyle Design, this interview with Ben is taking place while he’s in the Kimberley, Western Australia! Turns out, he has – along with his wife Jane and their two boys – taken a 2-month sabbatical to their dream destination – something that was factored into their life and property plan many, many years ago.

Wait – they planned this holiday YEARS ago?

Yep, they sure did. And Ben is going to tell you exactly how he and Jane built their property portfolio to make certain it happened. (And how it helped fund the entire trip.)

In this “Never Before Revealed” episode, Ben is going to share his OWN journey to Financial Peace with you… and how he did it using the exact same principles and frameworks we teach on The Property Couch!

So, who is this wise ol’ mate, Ben Kingsley? And what can he share with you about his own journey to get here that he hasn’t publicly shared before? And can someone please tell us exactly what his portfolio looks like!?!

Sure. Strap yourselves in. This is a RIPPER!!


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Here’s what we cover…

  • 7:08 – A quick update on last week’s episode with Julia regarding BA fees in Canberra
  • 7:30 – Our brand new Tax business! Register your interest here.
  • 11:55 – Mindset minute: What’s found outside your comfort zone?
  • 16:11 – Ben’s dinner table money conversation in “Fundoora”
  • 17:40 – How many jobs did Ben’s dad had just to pay down his debt and what happened the very next day after his dad retired at 55!
  • 20:05 – What happened at home that caused anxiety but yet motivated Ben to do things differently?
  • 29:25 – __________ boots and _________ equipment << This is what they lavish on growing up
  • 30:05 – The Functional view on his purchasing decisions
  • 33:42 – The TWO INVESTMENT PRINCIPLES that started Ben’s investment journey
  • 36:34 – First business he ever started that failed and pushed him out of his comfort zone
  • 39:01 – Who are his early mentors – before Google?!
  • 39:52 – Some of his experiences with spruikers and the mental triggers that they used
  • 43:20 – The one problem that Ben was trying to solve that made him started an award-winning financial advisory firm
  • 49:12 – When and who triggered the creation of Money SMARTS?
  • 51:15 – The behind the scenes work when planning and implementing his lifestyle design of achieving passive income of $190,000 by 50
  • 57:50 – Ben’s portfolio in detail – how many properties, type, location, yield and growth! (FIRST TIME ON THE SHOW!)
  • 1:04:20 – Who did he meet in the Wyndham that made it all worth it?
  • 1:10:40 – Overcoming the 3rd Generation Curse and a Sense of Entitlement
  • 1:11:29 – Bryce’s lifehack
  • 1:11:30 – Update on Labor’s Negative Gearing policy



Episode 330 | Top 10 FOMO Mistakes Investors Make!

FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) is certainly here in this hot property market, folks! 

Let’s be real… the “Great Australian BBQ Topic” is officially on steroids right now  a combination of low interest rates, rising property prices and lack of supply in the market is seeing all sorts of people jump in on the property party they perceive everyone else is enjoying. 

So, we want to be direct with you… there are NO excuses to purchase property because of FOMO! The reality is you should NEVER make huge financial decisions on a whim or forget to “Look Before You Leap”. 

A hot market — like the one we’re currently experiencing  is the perfect storm for property buyers to make mistakes and land themselves in hot water by stretching themselves too far, act without thinkingfall into the “herd” mentality or disregard that FOMO is paradise for Spruikers!! 

As a follow on to our 3-part mini-series on how to win in a HOT property market, today we’re tackling the Top 10 FOMO mistakes property investors make… because we DON’T want to see you getting burnt out there or Realising Too Late that you fell into the trap of Irrational Exuberance!! 

So, strap yourselves in folks… ‘cos we’re about to give you some TOUGH LOVE! 


Free Stuff Mentioned… 



What’s Covered In The Episode….

  • 02:12 – How can you WIN our Start & Build online course?
  • 07:57 – How Bryce’s heckle to Ben ended in a property investment lesson… (LOL)
  • 09:57 – Mistake #1: You buy__ because you __ __ __ !
  • 10:30 – The Perfect Storm for FOMO…
  • 11:23 – A question to ask yourself to rein in FOMO…
  • 11:54 – “I went to buy a loaf of bread and came back with a property!” (yep… real life story!)
  • 14:02 – Why market movement doesn’t mean you should buy property…
  • 15:10 – “CBAD”!
  • 16:07 – Key FOMO difference for investors and owner-occupiers
  • 16:28 – Ben’s Two Controversial Tips for Owner-Occupiers!
  • 20:00 – Mistake # 2: You buy because you want to get __ __ !
  • 20:26 – Why is FOMO a paradise for Property Spruikers?
  • 22:10 – Beware of The Stock List!
  • 23:26 – Why we DON’T like the word “Rich”!
  • 24:15 – The Fundamental Principle to work out if YOU are the product!
  • 25:13 – Understanding the enemy…
  • 26:34 – How to identify “The Millionaire Next Door”
  • 27:17 – Mistake #3: You __ __ __
  • 31:16 – The 30,000-foot view…
  • 31:57 – The two most-common situations we model…
  • 33:51 – Mistake #4: You __ the wrong __!
  • 34:13 – Why you need to be cautious of “flipping” in a hot market…
  • 35:24 – Understanding investment-grade locations…
  • 36:00 – Why a character property could actually be the WRONG property for you…!
  • 37:09 – Mistake #5: You __ __ want to __ on __ !
  • 40:52 – Mistake #6: You __ without a __ __ __ __
  • 41:27 – Why can you borrow more as a rentvestor?
  • 42:20 – Considerations if you’re chasing higher-yielding properties
  • 44:02 – Mistake #7: You underestimate what it takes to __  __  a __ __
  • 44:47 – Mistake #8: You’re too __ or too __
  • 46:17 – Classic examples that lead to a poor-performing property
  • 48:27 – Mistake #9: Your __  is disconnected from __ __
  • 50:20 – Are you paying too much?
  • 53:50 – Mistake #10: You Buy __ Because You Think __ __ __ Changed!!

The Game of Property Investing: How To Win Before You Even Play

Want to know the one thing that separates a successful property investor from a broke one?


Well, to take that one step further… the RIGHT knowledge!

Property Investing is a game. Sure, it’s a game that requires part “Art” and part “Science”, but it’s just like any other game… there are “rules” you need to play by. And these rules determine whether you win or lose.

So, what would be possible for you if you ALREADY knew how to win at The Game of Property Investing?

In this episode – one of a ten-part mini-series of our #1 bestselling book, The Armchair Guide to Property Investing: How to Retire on $2,000 a week – introduces you to The Cardinal Rule every property investor must know if they want to build a multimillion-dollar property portfolio that creates a passive income for life!

Listen now to get Rule #1: How To Win Before You Even Play!


Get further insights and “play along at home” by picking up a FREE physical copy of our book here: http://www.thearmchairguide.com.au/


Here’s a bit of what we cover in today’s episode…

  • Who are we to teach The Game of Property Investing, anyway?
  • A behind the scenes look out our personal experiences as property investors
  • How To Adopt The Winning Mindset of A Successful Property Investor
  • Why Property Investors Fail: The Barriers To Lasting Wealth And How To Avoid Them
  • Why Your Money Attitude Will Either Cripple You OR Propel You Forward
  • Why don’t the majority of people succeed as property investors?
  • The “Have-Nots and Won’t Haves” vs. The “Will-Haves” (use these insights to see where you currently sit!)
  • The best place to start…
  • Personal Values and Money Alignment
  • Bryce Holdaway’s Mindset Tips (a sneak peak)
  • Ben Kingsley’s Action Plan (a sneak peak)


Free Resources

  • Free Book – The Armchair Guide To Property Investing: How to Retire on $2,000 A Week (please just pay for postage – we’ll pay for the book and send it anywhere in Australia for you.)
  • The Property Couch PodcastThe Insider’s Guide to Property Finance and Money Management (This is Australia’s #1 Property Podcast with over 307+ episodes that features HEAPS of simple and actionable frameworks, countless interviews with the best minds in the Australian property and finance industry and a ridiculous number of free resources to help you at any stage of the property investment journey)


Episodes from The Property Couch to Further Support You…




Welcome To Your Lifestyle Design: Your Passive Income Starts Here!

Have you ever thought about how you can create a passive income through property investing?

Further to that… have you ever thought about the lifestyle you could design for yourself if you had $2,000 per week coming in… WITHOUT having to go to work for it?!

If that was the case, you could literally spend your time doing whatever it is you want – maybe it’s travel, maybe it’s philanthropy, maybe it’s each and everything in between!

Well, welcome to The Armchair Guide to Property Investing podcast…!

This show is for aspiring and existing property investors who want to learn how to build a multimillion-dollar property portfolio that creates $2,000 a week in passive income! Learn from Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley, two of Australia’s leading property investment experts, the co-authors of the #1 bestselling book, The Armchair Guide to Property Investing and co-hosts of Australia’s #1 Property Podcast, The Property Couch – The Insider’s Guide to Property Finance and Money Management.

This show’s come together in a rather unique way (which Bryce is quickly going to tell you about now)… and, yep, it features the content, the “behind the scenes” summary and all of the best bits of our bestselling book – The Armchair Guide to Property investing: How to Retire on $2,000 a week. And, no, we don’t read it out word for word as that’s not as fun! 😉

If you want a FREE Physical Copy of The Armchair Guide, head to www.thearmchairguide.com.au for more details!

Enjoy the show… and, more importantly, enjoy your Lifestyle By Design!!




Free Report: COVID-19 Caused Risky Property Regions

The media has had a field day recently… A Pandemic, Unemployment Rate expected to Rise, the World Economy slowing down and more. Naturally, this only mean one thing:


Did that get your attention? Well, that’s what they are trying to do.

We’ve seen this same headline being used every time the economy showed some signs of slowing down and the number of times when the Australia Property Market as a whole actually crashed? None.

It’s understandable though. Property is one of the hottest Australian BBQ topic and the Great Australian Dream is part of our aspirations. So it makes sense why people are worried about it. But this time in Episode 286, Jeremy Sheppard, Director of Select Residential Property and Founder of DSR Data came on the show to share some of the data insights into some of the key metrics and highlights areas most likely to be affected by COVID-19. The report also highlights a new era of opportunity for cash-flow positive property investors never been seen before.


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