Taking a Mini-Retirement

I met Pete when he dropped me an email telling me he had found my podcast and “burned through both seasons”. Pete and his family have plenty of time to do this because they have currently taken a year away from New Zealand to hang out in Vietnam. In this guest blog post, Pete explains it’s extremely doable and incredibly worthwhile. Take it away Pete…

Lifestyle Property vs Lifestyle

I have fielded the question “why don’t you buy a Lifestyle Property?” more times than I can count. I actually have this cracking rural lifestyle on 900m² because I live at the end of short cul de sac in town. I could have bought a 10 acre plot on the outskirts of town but I would be stretching myself financially (and physically) to do it.

Stock Market Blip - Hold your course!

I have reached a point where I’ve learned a bit more about myself. When I heard that the stock market had “plummeted” it actually didn’t unnerve me at all. Warren Buffet would say that I have not lost anything, because I didn’t sell, the value of my investments has simply changed and by my calculations, I’m down 4%. If I freaked out and sold then I would have locked in my losses. But I didn’t and I won’t.