Yearly Archives: 2013

Strategies For Building An Extensive Property Portfolio With Little Capital

With mortgages harder to obtain, more people are interested in the prospect of building a property portfolio with little initial capital outlay.  If you have money languishing in a bank account and earning very little interest, here are two strategies you could consider: Lockup Garages Whilst not the most glamorous of property investments, lock up

We Finally Bought a House!

After month after month of updates we finally closed on our new home on Friday, January 18, 2013.  It seems I provided some type of update every 6 or so weeks : My House is on the Market in March Housing Update in April 5 Months Later Housing Update December 5th Home Update My First

Income protection and Self-Employment

If you are setting up a new business, probably the last thing on your mind is the subject of potential ill health and accidents. Typically, you’ll be focusing on your business plan, funding, advertising and a whole host of other activities related to making your business a success. Now if you are extremely lucky and

Why Kris Jenner and Most People Should Talk to a Professional When it Comes to Life Insurance

There was a recent story about how Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian’s mom, wants her daughter’s baby daddy, Kanye West, to pick up a Ten Million life insurance policy naming the child as primary beneficiary and Kim as contingent beneficiary which raised some interesting issues that can be applied to non-celebrities of normal wealth.  While no

Stop Lying to Yourself About What You Spend

I don’t care if you decide to lie to me about your personal finances but I am shocked how many people lie to themselves about the very basics that make up their personal finance world.  I understand that not everyone knows their monthly nut, but I was floored the other day by someone so clueless