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Episode 214 | Fiona Bengtsson – From Near Bankruptcy to 11 Renovations and counting!

Folks, there are some stories that are just meant to be told… and listener Fiona Bengtsson DEFINITELY lives one of these stories!

Here’s the plot line…

Fiona, a teacher by trade, and her husband Andreas, a tradie, had three kids and a small business when things started to go pear-shaped. With their company growing faster than it could fund itself, Fiona and Andrea began feeding their OWN money into the company, hoping the return would pay off. Instead, what happened was this…

They borrowed money to pay off borrowed money. They dug into the gut of their personal finances and entered a debt spiral so out-of-control that Fiona actually stopped sleeping at night. The stress and the embarrassment entered their family home, took up the space in the pantry where the groceries (which they could no longer afford) sat… and the pressure of it all silenced the real conversations between family, friends and, even worse… each other.

Rock bottom was their reality.

BUT — as Fiona is bravely about to share with us — in several years they ended up flipping this debt-spiral on its head, revamped their financial situation and are now ON TOP.

The question is… how on earth did they recover from very-near bankruptcy???

 

Here’s the gold…

 

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Episode 210 | John Hartill – How to Recover from Making Every Mistake Possible in the Investing Game

Folks, our Summer Series continues with ANOTHER ripper guest! And not only is today’s guest a very special TPC listener (!!) but also…. he is a REAL LIFE INVESTOR!

But there’s a problem…

John Hartill has learnt a lot of things the hard way. Unfortunately, he made mistakes along the way that, if we’re being completely honest, have cost him a small fortune. Over his property investment journey (expanding a couple of decades now) John has been spruiked to, sold to and, sadly, bought really bad properties.

The fact is… He’s tried every property investment strategy under the sun — buying house and land packages, developing property, renovating, investing in positively geared property — you name it folks!

And as a result, John’s had to learn the true cost of holding property and what’s at stake if you get your advice for free, buy Off the Plan or jump in without the correct education to support you.

And he’s here to share his personal story so that YOU can avoid making the same mistakes.

 

Here’s the gold…

 

Missed our earlier episodes in The Summer Series?

 

 

P.S. Don’t forget,

DOWNLOAD our Free Binge Guide Here – The First 20 Episodes

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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

This 80-odd page document is the vault containing all the foundational tips and insights you need to be a successful investor.
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Episode 205 | Jack Henderson – Expelled at 15 and 3 Properties by 22

As part of our brand new Summer Series, we put a request out there to see if any of our Couch Tribe were interested in sharing their story… the result? Today’s guest!!!

 

Folks, our very own listener, Jack Henderson, is here to explain his own property investment journey and how he’s managed to go — yep! — from being expelled at 15 to owning THREE properties by the impressive age of 22!!

The million dollar question is… how did he do it?

Let’s here the story straight from our star guest, shall we?

 

Before we get into the ripper of a story, just a quick shout out to say…

“Good on ya’ Jack! Thank you for sharing your incredible journey and your numbers with us!”

Seriously folks, it’s awesome that many of our listeners were quick to put their hand up and pass their knowledge on to help other folks out there!! So just a heads up… You can expect a few more guest listeners coming up in the Summer Series 😉

Also, if you’re keen to be an “everyday investor” and haven’t listened to our fundamental episodes yet (these episodes are CRUCIAL), or you simply want to have them at your fingertips in written form, make sure you Download the Golden Highlights.

 

DOWNLOAD our Free Binge Guide Here – The First 20 Episodes

This 80-odd page document is the vault containing all the foundational tips and insights you need to be a successful investor.
Want a Free Copy of The Golden Highlights? You can get it here.

 

Here’s Jack’s Story & the lessons and the takeaways…

AND…

  • What is Jack’s #1 tip???

 

Pssst… missed the first episode of our Summer Series? Check out our interview with Peter Koulizos here.

Episode 204 | Peter Koulizos – What he’d like to do about Negative Gearing?

Folks it’s time to rip out the straw hat, grab your sunnies and chuck on your thongs… because TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF OUR SUMMER SERIES!!

Which means this: 2 Episodes of The Property Couch each week — Tuesday and Thursday — kicking off RIGHT NOW all the way until Thursday 31st January! Yep. That’s 7 unstoppable weeks of nothing but the best guests, double time!

And joining us for our first ever episode of the season to dive into the implications of the proposed changes to Negative gearing is none other than the Property Professor himself… Peter Koulizos! If you recognise the name, that’s not only because Peter is an industry expert who has been in the property education space for a very, very long time, he’s also sat on the Couch a couple times already!! We spoke to him about gentrification way back in Episode 30 and then again in Episode 47!!

Although he likely doesn’t need an introduction, we’ll clear up that, yes, aside from being a hands-on property investor himself, Peter specialises in property valuation and economics and holds a teaching degree, a Graduate Diploma in Property and a Masters of Business (Property). He lectures in Property Investment for Tafe SA, Uni SA and other property education courses all over the country. And he’s done all this for over a decade. Not to mention, the Property Professor also took over the reins from Ben as Chairman of Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA)!

So, let’s bring out the Summer cocktail and kick off the conversation shall we?!

 

Before we throw down the beach towel, don’t forget…

DOWNLOAD our Free Binge Guide Here – The First 20 Episodes

This 80-odd page document is the vault containing all the foundational tips and insights you need to be a successful investor.
Want a Free Copy of The Golden Highlights? You can get it here.

 

Here’s the lowdown on Negative Gearing…

AND….

  • What’s Peter’s final word for property investors for 2019???

 

Quote of The Show…

No one ever said, “My Great Australian Dream is to make the banks more money.”
– Ben

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