- StevieParticipant@stevieJoin Date: 2006Post Count: 10
Wow, a measly 50, thank goodness I am signed up for the next financial year R.E.S.U.L.T.S program! I do have a PPOR that it going well though but not much chance of moving and renting it out, the rents here in Canberra are going crazy! My first IP is just starting to take off now. *shakes her head*Cubie GoParticipant@cubie-goJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 1
Is score of 453 for a person age at 30 a good sign??amilParticipant@amilJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 6
I got 1672 – keeps me and my family in clover till 2012. If we were to stop work however we'd live even more frugally and would last longer.
Great tool Steve -Thanks!ParoxysmMember@paroxysmJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 2
213 But its been a rough year. Chance for a 'new life' and very happy to have found you all here to read up and learn.tess85Member@tess85Join Date: 2007Post Count: 48
(long-time lurker but first-time poster…)
scored 428, pretty happy considering my age (22). Mind you, when I use my hard earned deposit to buy my first house, I'll probably be in the negative.. eek!millionsParticipant@millionsJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 355
I got a score of 2961. If I complete a development I'm considering doing my score is 3286.chilliaaParticipant@chilliaaJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 16
sorry but i think its too simplistic. I came up with a very high wealth score, but i definately dont feel wealthy. I think a better way would have been to divide the net investment asset by 20 and then compared to your income.SquirrelMember@squirrelJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 12
hmmm 2350 – will be great to see how I go in a years' time, and is really good to have something to benchmark myself against…
For me, I think this would be less if it took into consideration the sale costs of multiple properties which would significantly cut back the end figure to play with.bkpentaParticipant@bkpentaJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 7
I got a score of 2751 which means I could survive until 27 May 2015!! Not too bad!
I think this is a great tool for assessing ones direction and gives a bit of guidance and also the ability to see if your on track!
Dont despair if you get a low score as if your investing then its better than doing nothing!
And Remember that time is the key here as the longer you do it, the better it is and the more wealth you will accumulate.
By Jove its fun too!!
bkpentastewhawkeMember@stewhawkeJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 2
Well I got minus 300 and something saying I would survive until today. I did it twice in case I made a typo or something.
Which seems a bit silly realy. I owe about $100, 000 LESS on my flat than it is worth. I have about $20,000 just on redraw.
I have over $12,000 (after tax) in long service leave etc. So If I quit work today I would have about $32,000 CASH available without selling anything.
IHey I am me. I could do it. But they wouldn't even give me all the money that quickly. But well If I realy tried hard I could probably spend that money before midnight tonight ;0)
So the progam that works this out is just crap. I know about programming and I know a bit about money.
However that being said. I have read a bit of Steve's new book in a free sample I got in my mailbox.
What can I say except that it's good advice?
It's not rocket science though. Pretty much what I think and do anyway. Common sense.
There might be a point in using some of the equity in my flat to invest again. Rent it out etc. But I am at heart a bit lazy. I wouldn't mind the money. But I don't want to do the work at this time in my life. Maybe later when I have more equity and I won't have to work so hard to pay off the other flat. Yes I know I can rent it out for close to the bank payments on a mortgage. But then there is Body Corp, water rates, Council rates. The list goes on. $$$$$
Yes there are ways to make money in property investment. But be carefull please. People, it's not for those that think they can make EASY money. It's for those who want to work hard to reap the rewards. And make sure you can afford to make the payments. People with with solid jobs can get retrenched.
I quite like what Steve says about this stuff. But only you can do your thing, Beware. You risk your future.
StewstewhawkeMember@stewhawkeJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 2
So er um? people with different names post similar advice ?
Oh well thet's not to bad. Maybe that's just the advice that is the best advice as far as the general view of the forum is concerned.
I could handle that.
Well they seem to have the same Sig. I leave it to the gentle reader to figure out what I am posting about.
I expect this post to be deleted. That will prove my point.
But if you do not know what I am talking about. I have some advice.
Run away, run away, run away, now.
If you do understand me there seems no drama in here so far (2 hours) the advice seems good.
But if you are not willing to do the work then forget it.
Hey the stuff Steve says are not lies. The advice is good. It's basically what I think as far as I can tell from what I have read so far.
I will look more into it and you can mail me at [email protected] anytime you like.
StewnurvMember@nurvJoin Date: 2006Post Count: 6
Hi Everyone, great tool Steve. I scored 6573 and when my next DA gets approved in about 6 months it will go to well above 8000. I'm 29 and I'm proud to say that I have reached my hard earned short term goals before the age of 30. If I could give one piece of advice to budding property gurus. "Knowledge is power and the more knowledge you have about something means that will you minimise the risk involved". Always remember that anything is possible and it is never to late. So whether you have scored minus in your wealth score or are well on your way, don't give up. Learn as much as you can from people who are positive and have done it and don't listen to, or take bad advice from negative people.millionsParticipant@millionsJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 355
So does that mean you can retire nurve? In my rough estimations I worked out you'd be able to retire at that score.nurvMember@nurvJoin Date: 2006Post Count: 6
Mate I think it said I could survive until about 2025 and I can't remember what the 8000+wealth score gave me. That was worked out on a $100,000 income as well, which could quite easily come down to $60,000 a year to survive. I'm only 29 though so I still have a ways to go working on the assumption that I might live to 80+. Thinking about it maybe I could retire totally from having to work, but what do you have to live for then. Family and friends yeh, but there also has to be more of a purpose to life. For me it is about the challenge and the outcome. I am a little bit worried now about the outcome of the election though. I'm not so sure now whether this boom will continue or not. I suppose as long as you follow the rule of making money from property when you buy (getting it at the right price that is) and value add if you wish, then the money you make when you sell the property is just a bonus. So if and when the market softens anymore you should still be ok.
cheersCrommieParticipant@crommieJoin Date: 2006Post Count: 10
316, its a start
i have no debt yet but i will in the future be getting into some good debt
im just starting my educationMacnattMember@macnattJoin Date: 2008Post Count: 53
We got -254 and can only survive today!!! I am going back to see what my score would be if we rented out the home we live in and rented ourselves as it is the plan to make it an investment property eventually although kids may be disappointed as we just put in a swimming pool!!!MacnattMember@macnattJoin Date: 2008Post Count: 53
I can't believe it if we moved out of our home and rented it out then our score is 315 and it said very good. This really is a new way of thinking I was always brought up to believe that renting is for losers as you are paying off someone elses mortgage far better to pay your own. Maybe I will have to find a good rental with a pool so as not to disappoint my kids too much.L.A AussieMember@l.a-aussieJoin Date: 2006Post Count: 1,488Macnatt wrote:I can't believe it if we moved out of our home and rented it out then our score is 315 and it said very good. This really is a new way of thinking I was always brought up to believe that renting is for losers as you are paying off someone elses mortgage far better to pay your own. Maybe I will have to find a good rental with a pool so as not to disappoint my kids too much.
Congratulations on the mental shift!
This is a huge turning point for you, as most people are too emotional about their PPoR to move out and rent themselves.
We have done it as a necessity while over being here, but when we return to Aus in April we are leaving our tenants in the house and renting ourselves as we can see the benefits of this strategy. We don't have a mortgage on the PPoR which helps, but even if there was, the tax benefits are enough to make the whole thing attractive.
If you can manage to find something nice, and for less rent that you'll be getting for your place, then so much the better.
There are lots more people these days who are even renting and not owning a PPoR at all, but own several IP's. That may be an option for you too.
A house is an item, and can be replaced easily with another one. I'm up to PPoR no.4 at the moment, and no.5 will start being built in about a year's time.brookeleaParticipant@brookeleaJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 52
we need to set up a "save brookelea fund"..have scored a whopping -501might not live out the end of the day..mortsParticipant@mortsJoin Date: 2008Post Count: 9
Got a score of 4,320. I see this as a neat, simple tool designed to get you thinking about how you live and how the choices you make today can impact into the future. Also, don't forget that nasty little thing called CGT!