490 | Why Is the Sandwich Generation Trapped in Wealth Limbo?
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by Bryce Holdaway & Ben Kingsley
4d ago
Is the Sandwich Generation doomed to be in wealth limbo forever? ?  In this week’s episode, we’re unpacking who falls into this generation of investors and why they are trapped in property purgatory.   We also pull back the curtains on:   The so-called greedy investor: What do this property investor’s cash flow numbers reveal about his financial situation?  Would you stop paying 10c at the risk of not earning $1?  The secret to escaping wealth limbo   Why you should focus on stabilisation over investments  The hidden game of referral agents and who really ..read more
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Rentvesting – Is Rent Money Dead Money?
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by Bryce Holdaway & Ben Kingsley
6d ago
Note: This episode is a re-run of one of our older episodes. It originally aired on 14th April 2016 ?   In today’s episode, we tackle the increasingly popular strategy of 'rentvesting'.  As we see soaring property prices in major urban hubs, the dream of homeownership seems further out of reach for many. But is there a savvy way to balance that dream with reality? Enter ‘rentvesting’ – where you rent in the place you love...and invest where you can afford. Rentvesting is a smart solution that can offer freedom, tax perks, and a wealth-building shortcut, but can you handle the emot ..read more
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489 | The Rise of the Finfluencer: Who's at Risk?
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by Bryce Holdaway & Ben Kingsley
1w ago
Ever find yourself double-tapping a Finfluencer's post and thinking, "Is this legit?" You're not alone. We all love a good financial glow-up story, but it's becoming harder to discern sound advice from dangerous schemes online. That’s why, in this week’s episode, we’re diving into the fast-paced world of financial influencers. From the six red flags to spot a Finfluencer in a sea of seemingly harmless finance feeds to understanding why "pay interest only" tips are just the tip of the iceberg, tune in to discover who’s most likely at risk of being stung by these Finfluencers and, more import ..read more
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488 | Buying Regional vs. City: Does It Stack Up?
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by Bryce Holdaway & Ben Kingsley
2w ago
When investing in property, choosing WHERE to invest often keeps folks up at night. That’s why, in today’s Q&A Day, we are answering questions that speak to this very issue.  Here’s what we’re unpacking:   Why choose to invest regional over city? What elements make a town a mining town The biggest risks associated with investing in these “boom and bust” areas  The science behind NOT investing in Canberra, and more!   Also, as market conditions change, we’ve been noticing some concerning ads popping up, which is why we’re sitting down to unpack: What does modern-day s ..read more
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I Bought the Wrong Property; What Should I Do Now?
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by Bryce Holdaway & Ben Kingsley
2w ago
Note: This episode is a re-run of one of our older episodes. It originally aired on 2nd July 2020 ?   In this week’s episode, Bryce and Ben answer 10 listeners’ questions!  With practical advice on property selection and analysis, this episode is your guide to navigating the intricacies of property investment in Australia.  If you have a question, leave us a message here!   If we answer it on the podcast, you’ll get FREE access to our Start & Build Workshop (usually retails for $497!!). This online course is a deep dive on the foundations, framework and everything el ..read more
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Going Against the Greats – Why You Shouldn’t Pay Yourself First!
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by Bryce Holdaway & Ben Kingsley
3w ago
Note: This episode is a re-run of one of our older episodes. It originally aired on 8th June 2017 ?   According to Albert Einstein, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it...and he who doesn't, pays it.”   In this week’s episode, Bryce and Ben discuss the fascinating power of compounding.  Tune is as they answer listeners’ questions, explain how you benefit from delayed gratification, and share their experiences and advice on property investing!  Free Stuff Mentioned  New to The Property Couch? Download our Binge Guide ..read more
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RBA Mar 2024 | Are We Facing Challenges with Sticky Inflation?
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by Bryce Holdaway & Ben Kingsley
1M ago
Welcome to the second RBA Rate Release of 2024!   Join Evan Lucas and Ben Kingsley as they reunite to decipher the latest economic trends and data in this month’s episode, including:  ? Sticky Inflation in the US: Delve into inflation and its tenacity within the US economy.  ? Deep Dive into December GDP Quarter Numbers: Take a close look at the recently released GDP quarter numbers for the Australian market. ? Bank of Japan's Interest Rate Decision: Explore the deliberations of the Bank of Japan regarding a potential rate “hike” after over 15 years, and its potential ripple ..read more
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485 | Must the Plane Have Landed BEFORE I Retire?
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by Bryce Holdaway & Ben Kingsley
1M ago
Is 64 too old to be starting a property portfolio?  Must your investment property be fully funded by the time one retires?  And why does investing with intention matter – even after you’ve acquired 5 properties?   In today’s Q&A we’re answering these fantastic questions that explore the many layers folks should consider BEFORE they choose to enter or exit the property game.   This episode highlights the importance of planning and intention, from calculating how much you really need (and gaining clarity around your next step) to why you shouldn’t invest in property l ..read more
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Redefining Debt: The Game Changing Strategy You Need to Hear
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by Bryce Holdaway & Ben Kingsley
1M ago
In this week’s episode, Bryce makes a guest appearance on the Wealth Time Freedom (WTF) podcast, hosted by Terry Condon!    They cover a wide range of topics including:  Horrible, tolerable and productive debt  How to pick an investment grade property   Demographic shifts that are likely to impact property prices over the next 5-10 years  This bonus episode is all about the courage to pursue passion over expectations, cultivating financial resilience, and playing the long game of property investment!  Free Stuff Mentioned  Previous episode with Jan S ..read more
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484 | Cracking the Code: Mastering the 60% Land to Asset Ratio
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by Bryce Holdaway & Ben Kingsley
1M ago
With soaring immigration and construction hitting historic lows, Australia's property market faces an accommodation crisis. In Bryce’s words, “Disincentives have been happening for over a decade.” Kicking off our first Q&A session of 2024, we're diving into the widespread economic and political factors that have become “the perfect recipe” for today’s housing crisis.  We also dissect how to master the 60% of land-to-asset ratios and tackle this burning question:   Is Brisbane a wise choice for investment with the 2032 Olympics on the horizon? Can we anticipate a property surg ..read more
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