- HippychickMember@hippychickJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 3
So ive finally found the nerve to say hi and ask for some advice.
Ive been a regular spy to this site since purchasing Steves book over a month ago. Oh what a learning curve.
My husband and I have always believed that the universe would take care of us and our 4 beautiful children and money was never really a big issue for us, growing vegies and being happy was the main aim in life. In the last month Ive turned into what you might call a capitalist pig (much to my fathers delight) – And Im proud of it. Ive finally realised that we need to take care of our future and not put it out there into the ether. I guess you might say that we no longer live with our heads in the clouds.
So since reading Steves book, ive also read 12 other books (I dont watch TV), have read every thread on this site and checked out every other site referenced amoungst these threads. Im hooked.
Ill be a regular from here on in and will always use the search function to find answers to my questions before putting it to you all on the forum.
My question for today is in relation to creating a wealth plan. I guess this is similar to a business plan. Problem is I dont know where to start. I envisage doing a plan ourselves before seeing a financial advisor or three. Can anyone suggest a good book or website that will give a good proforma, nuts and bolts, things to include, type sketch.
Im bursting at the seams to get all of this new info out of my head and onto paper, just want it to make sence and not be a mish mash.
Cheers and thanks, Hippychick ………
“Freedoms just another word for – nothing left to lose”ArtyParticipant@artyJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 884
Hi HappyChick…welcome out of the shadows.. 
“Why work to the age where you cant enjoy
what you have worked for !.” (Author: Me)caddy222Participant@caddy222Join Date: 2003Post Count: 24
Hi, it does to nerve to take your first dive in the forum. Welcome
Caddy[8D] ….where there is muck there is moneyADParticipant@adJoin Date: 2002Post Count: 636
Hey hippychick. Good to see you out here. I always feel it is wise to make the most of your assets and abilities so as to enrich others along the way.
As to the plan. Try John Burley’s book. Also Richest man in Babylon.Think and grow rich… I really think that you are your best financial advisor. I gave up on them years ago when I realised that most of them don’t even actively invest themselves and that tehy are just used car salesman.
Write down what is important to you….what you want to achieve and by when you want to achieve it. From there the path begins…..
It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.callumParticipant@callumJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 10
Good advice AD
Am interested to know the title of John Burley’s book you mentioned?
Very interested in property investment and keen as mustard to learn all I can. Perhaps this book would be of help.
Many thanks oswald_p_otterMember@oswald_p_otterJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 1
as a newbie myself all I can add is to continue reading. The more you read the more you learn and learning is progress. The more you know the less inhibited you’ll be and the confident in your abilitites to take risks.
Like AD, I too am sceptical of so called financial advisors, but having said that if we hadn’t taken the plunge about four years ago we would still be umming and arring and our investment property has finally started making gains.
I’m yet to receive my copy of Steve’s book but as soon as I do I’ll be reading and learning again.
GuidoHotpropertyMember@hotpropertyJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 2
Hey hippychick,i’ve read steve’s book and many others,such as Robert T Kyosaki, Jan somers which are also my favourite books and i also have probably one of the best Financial advisors that is an active property investor himself,which has put all of the investing into perspective and we’ll keep on buying more investments.Once you become a lanlord and get out there and be pro-active thats when it all comes together and you learn more,i found that you can read so much information,but all you need to do is use all of it and get out there and do it,after the first 2 investments there’s no more fear factor,its easy! Regards Bill Syd NSW[8D]ADParticipant@adJoin Date: 2002Post Count: 636
Here is the book.
Title: Money Secrets Of The Rich
Author: John R Burley
It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.