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  1. Xenia IM

    taking advantage of a landlord

    In April this year we took over a privately managed property where the landlord told us that the tenant was not paying but she was unsure how much in debt the tenant actually was. When we calculated total arrears from the landlords bank statements (there were no other records), it turned out...
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    Needs or wants

    Being needy or dependent on any person thing or system is such a low place to exist. For me the reason for investing and becoming financially independent is to get myself and my family to a place where I am not needy or codependent on anything. This is the place where you can really focus on...
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    Defining wealth

    How would you define real wealth? Is a person with lots of money wealthy? Is someone with lots of knowledge wealthy? Is it someone with a wealth mindset? as people expand their mindset their wealth grows as a result, they learn to negotiate better, handle life situations better, get...
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    what is it about YOU?

    I've often heard people say that once they get on the path to success and becoming a better person, they are unable to fit in to their old school groups and the general population. It's like 2 different worlds and generally if you start talking about investing or business or wealth or...
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    How are often should you catch up with the business partners

    If you were developing some business relationships, how often do you think you need to catch up to build up good rapport with those people. Personally I find face-to-face social interactions work really well for getting to know people. Anyone else here in business with other people...
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    refinancing on existing mortgage

    quick question. Interest rates have dropped since I have taken out some of the mortgages on my properties. I want to refinance to take advantage of the lower interest rates, however do not want to mortgage any accumulated equity. Ie a property is valued at $700,000 and the debt on it is...
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    dinner parties

    I'm cooking for 11 people tomorrow night - I usually cook for around 8 every night as family constantly drops in, however tomorrow I have some potential business alliances over for dinner so it won't be as causal as always. I have a few roasts already prepared to put in the oven while I'm at...
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    business attire - ladies only

    Ladies what do you usually wear for office wear. A long time ago I would only wear white shirts and business suits. Now so many things can be business -like, skirts, pants matched with tops, dresses with jackets. How do others dress for office jobs? Are skirts or pants better...
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    So what does everyone here do for a living?

    Just curious?
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    What time should you have breakfast?

    I have been skeptical about the alleged importance of breakfast for a while now. I know all the health gurus have labelled it as "the most important meal of the day" but "importance is measured by so many ambiguous things and different people have different view points on "why" it's so...
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    Divorce solicitor in Adelaide

    I met with a new vendor client today who has so much energy tied up in an unhappy marriage that is not working for her. Really needs to disconnect and has asked me for a referral to a divorce solicitor in Adelaide! Now that is not someone I have on my list of connections. Can anyone...
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    Paying yourself first

    I'm wondering how many people implement this powerful strategy where you habitually put away a portion of your pay check every month or so to go towards investments? By pay check I mean any kind of income that lands in your bank account whether you work for someone else or not. If so...
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    R rated plumbing videos

    I'm amazed at the equipment plumbers have now, how quickly they can unblock pipes using machines and how they know exactly what is down there by sending down cameras. We do warn landlords that the content is R rated and can be very gross but we sometimes do forward plumbing videos to show...
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    business ownership

    for the legal eagles here, I want to change the ownership of a business. Currently owned by an individual as a sole trader. I want to remove the sole trader and have it owned by one of my companies. I can't understand the jargon on asic website and info pops up about changing ownership due...
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    Warning labels

    Ever notice that some supermarket brands come with some obvious warning labels? The words "contains milk" are on milk cartons, butter, yoghurt and ice cream! I've seen "contains nuts" on a packet of peanuts. Contains wheat - on bread! Is it not obvious that a carton of milk contains milk...
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    What are you grateful for?

    Is it just me or do other people notice how incredibly lucky we are to be living in Australia at this time? We have clean streets, beautiful buildings, safe roads, gorgeous beaches and coasts, so many things to do, free picnic and BBQ areas, cinemas, caf?s, entertainment. I know so many...
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    The non competetive nature of gas companies

    One of our new tenants last month unfortunately became the unfortunate victim of the non competitive nature of Australian gas companies. We normally use a utilities company to connect all utilities for our tenants - this tenant refused the service and went directly to the retailer herself -...
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    What does it take to be successful?

    What do you think is your number one quality that you have developed that helps you invest, create and be successful in life? If you had to train someone younger what would you focus on developing first? Is it ability to analyse, see things differently to most, negotiation skills...
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    book printers

    Can anyone recommend a book printer? I need about 500 copies of one of my books printed - 200 pages, 6x9 book. There is an Australian company called ligare which was recommended to me by a friend. However I have put a quote request in through their website 3 times and they have not gotten back...
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    Are DHA Rents below value?

    Can someone offer some clarity here? I'm appraising some properties for a new client. She owns some defense housing properties and will now be putting them on the "normal" rental market. My rent appraisals are coming in at around 10% - 15% higher than what the DHA rents were on these...
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