Be a Property Entrepreneur

I’ve re-ignited my interest in making money using property as the vehicle, despite the various property bubbles around the world. I have come to the conclusion that there is more to making money in property than allocating money to the asset class based on whether you think its overvalued (as in a bubble) or undervalued.

While its true that a rising tide raises all boats, the market data we focus on are just market averages and aggregates about assets in their current state.

Sometimes they are split by region or some other detail. But however they choose to show this statistical information, there’s one thing that they ignore and this is key to my latest revelation: the people who continue to make money with property, change the property they buy.

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An Introduction to Libertarian Thought

I stumbled onto this video via the iTunes podcast and I had to listen to it three times back to back to make sure I heard it. I was agreeing with it that much!

As soon as I got home I ordered the man’s book.

It was great to hear someone saying all the things I already believed, along with a few really decent nuggets I’d never thought of. This is how you grow.

So after hearing this, it seems I am a libertarian.

The Best Scrambled Eggs Yet


One of the elements of the Slow-Carb Diet that I struggled with was the idea that I had to eat a meal with at least 30g of protein in it, within 30 minutes of waking up.

It doesn’t sound like much, but to get 30g of protein you have to eat quite a bit of food. And to wake up, cook the food and get it in your belly within 30 minutes is a little bit challenging.

Years after doing this diet, I recently discovered a recipe that ticks the 30g box and only take a few minutes to make. It is very easy and very tasty!

If you want a meal with 30g protein, this is one to try. If you want to add more protein, you can have some bacon or smoked salmon alongside it.

Here goes:

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A Philosophy for Living on Earth

A friend of mine recently sent me the following video saying, “This is you!”

I watched it, nodding the whole time. It sounded like a great philosophy to me.

Take a look for yourself:

I have a copy of Atlas Shrugged which Ayn Rand wrote, but I’ve never read it (its over 1,000 pages!)

I am familiar with her name, and I do know there is some controversy surrounding her work. But I don’t really know any more than that. I would like to find out!

On the face of it, it goes along with my general principles, but I will be doing a lot more research, and probably reading my copy of the book, before I commit to it.

One thing is for sure, it opened my mind to philosophy… a big can of worms there!

Enjoy the video, hopefully it opens your mind as it did mine.

Three Types of Income

Money Truck

I’d like to continue my articles on the subject of money and discussing ideas on how getting some good habits and ideas rooted into your daily life can wield a much better financial response.

My previous article on how to automate your finances, deals with how to free up some time from the monotony of dealing with your bills and other daily expenses. But it only deals with the money you already have coming in.

In this article, I want to explore that money coming in, your income, and how you earn it.

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Fancy an Air Bed with Breakfast?

It has been a few years since I spent a month in Paris, and it was only recently that I wrote about how cheap and actually achievable a trip like that can be.

It was a very niche site I used to make that booking, which was specific to Paris. Unfortunately the company did not offer any other cities I would have liked to stay in long-term.

I’ve since become aware of the enormity of a different site that offers the same service but on a far greater scale.

Have you heard of AirBnB?

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The Richest Man in Babylon


The Richest Man in Babylon

I love this book.

I read The Richest Man in Babylon a few years ago now, and after my first reading session (I would usually spend my commute reading) I made sure I had pen and paper ready for the next time I picked it up so I could take notes.

It was that good.

No wonder – it has been around since it was first published in 1926!

The book’s author, George S. Clason, was a successful businessman and author, who started the company that created the first road atlas of USA and Canada. He also enjoyed writing parables about ancient Babylon that conveyed financial advice.

These parables were picked up by banks and insurance companies and were distributed as pamphlets, with the best ones eventually assembled into this very book.

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Lessons from a Contractor

Lessons from a Contractor
As a follow up to my original article Working as an Independent Contractor, I decided to write a bit more about the contracting game and the lessons I’ve learned along the way. I wish I knew many of these in the beginning. May you gain some value from this!

I don’t doubt that I’ll learn more lessons as time rolls on, so there may well be another post in the future.

Some of these are downright obvious, and others are less so. Let’s start the list in no particular order!

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Why You Should Be Taking Calamari Oil

Calamari Oil

While making a cup of tea at work the other day, I noticed the TV in the staff common room was on. The kettle was taking its sweet time to boil, so I watched a little. I noticed the content hasn’t improved since I made my decision not to own a TV.

The thing that jumped out at me was when the ads came on. There was an ad for an all new supplement that is six-times more potent than krill oil.

My ears pricked up and I paid close attention to find out what this was about.

This magical new supplement was, Calamari Oil.

I quickly made my tea and went back to my computer to research it!

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