- ValleyGMember@valleygJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 2
A useful tool, scored 2643 can't quite afford to retire at 28. Will be interested to re-evaluate over the next couple of years and track my progress.simpleParticipant@simpleJoin Date: 2006Post Count: 237
-33, hm, we better start investing !
On the other hand, i do not think I will ever retire unless due to sickness ….
the_maddogMember@the_maddogJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 16
Thanks for the feedback Steve. I wasn't too concerned with my score at -820, as it needs to be put in context of your goals and timeline. My goal 18 months ago was to be able to afford a family home without saving for a deposit. Using the FHOG and $10,000 loan my partner and I purchased a townhouse which we renovated and sold for $60K profit which enabled us to buy our dream home without paying LMI. Next step is to generate more income which will hopefully happen as I am about to start my own business.
P.S. the business will be designing websites (low cost, fast turn around), so if anyone is looking to update/improve their website, then please drop me an email ([email protected])Dipsylala2Member@dipsylala2Join Date: 2003Post Count: 2
Scored 4741. Can survive till 2020. Looks like i can't retire yet.
Will keep working on it though.
TracydannadsMember@dannadsJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 37
900 for me, got some more work to do!kaz101Participant@kaz101Join Date: 2005Post Count: 45
2817 here, which means we can last until 22nd May 2015 (my husbands 55th birthday!)
It is thought provoking…. Need to up that score though so that we can stop the 9-5.vmelliMember@vmelliJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 1
My score was 2169 – only the start.
VickiThe SnorklerMember@the-snorklerJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 5
I need to lift my game for sure. But approach was a little simplistic since Im on highish salary in London but manage to blow it all on lifestyle as you do in Londontown.dmvMember@dmvJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 7
I got 1092,
Not sure how accurate it is as I had to adjust our income to our living expenses as we live on about a third of what we actually earn….. Then it was difficult to determine the value of our business and also the value of some assets we hold that are not easily liquidated but will eventually return an income……. And I truly have no idea how much we have in super as it is not an investment vehicle that I put much faith in…… So I guess I still have alot of work to do to make sure that when it comes down to it we truly do have financial security.ducksterParticipant@ducksterJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 1,674
I got 893 although I put an annual salary of $60,000 as I do not have an annual salary of 60,000 due to looking after my two kids so I can't work full time or invest / develop full time.
The Bad news is I will lose my tenant this month ..
The good news is I will be able to charge the market rent now for the future new tenant and pay off my investment loan faster as the rental demand has gone crazy lately.ffc1883_1996Member@ffc1883_1996Join Date: 2007Post Count: 24
I appreciate your idea and hard work but I'd be interested if you could work on the "WealthScore Mark II". This is because the current version of Wealthscore assumes that you spend all of your income on your personal life. This is not the case for those who, like me, are in the negative gearing camp (sorry Steve but there are still a few of us out there).
There's also the likelihood (as posted above) that even if you liquidate all of your assets, you're unlikely to stuff the cash under your mattress. Many savings accounts provide returns that are higher than inflation – even if you need access to the cash almost immediately.
Regards – BenRichard TaylorParticipant@qlds007Join Date: 2003Post Count: 12,024
According to my score i would be able to survive until 2026 (At which time i will be retired again and living off Super and investments anyway) however there was no allowance to factor in "wife shopping" as an expenditure item which might cut it back by around 10 years.amandasimpsonParticipant@amandasimpsonJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 3
Wealth Score what a brilliant tool I received a score of -251 and this shall be useful to monitor for better scores in the future.Simon CParticipant@simon-cJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 52
Well not bad 813, we know we are well on the way to where we want to be. Excellent little tool to give you another perspective. We've always keep a portfolio spreadsheet on our net worth as a way of measuring our success, and update this as things change. Obviously like the wealthscore you want it to be getting larger not smaller!
SimoncyclistMember@cyclistJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 55
I have got 666. This is combined withmy wife though. I'd still love to give up my daytime job though.madeinitalyMember@madeinitalyJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 47
I just got 442, bugger! I thought it would be more
Andydebra anne paceMember@debra-anne-paceJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 2
I got 3436, I guess that is good.debra anne paceMember@debra-anne-paceJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 2
How do I find a property Banker – I want to sell a property – but to a lng term invester – As I then want to reinvest the profit.?
Debm.pulleyMember@m.pulleyJoin Date: 2006Post Count: 45
I think the wealth score assesment page needs changing.
It even says well done when your score is -1480.
It should say OOOOPS! but if I change my PPOR to investment then I geuss things would be different.
Yep just as I thought,
score is now 904..