Shaken, Not Stirred

Question


Hi Barefoot,

I just wanted to drop you a line from the comfy living room of my first property. If you’d told me two-and-a-half years ago that I’d own this place today, I would have dropped the dirty martini in my hand! At $25 a pop, those drinks (which I had regularly) didn’t come cheap, but they sure numbed the fact that as a single, 35-year-old woman I would never own my own home! Or so I thought.

My father got fed up with my bleak outlook, so he gifted me your book for Christmas 2016. To say it changed my life is an understatement. The best thing about the book is its foolproof nature ‒ no knowledge of money required. All I had to do was follow a few simple instructions, check in on my savings from time to time, and eventually I had a property deposit!

Not only this, your book has taught me to be self-reliant, to take responsibility for my life, and has given me confidence about my future. I even gave up booze along the way ‒ a great move if you ever want to see money pile up at warp speed. If you’d met me in 2016, I’d have told you (probably slurring) that I was terrible with money. Your book has since taught me that ANYONE can be good with money. Thank you.

Leah

Scott's Answer


Hi Leah,

Yes, I seem to have a booze theme this week. Well bugger it, let’s run with it:

In many parts of the country, property prices are staggering around like a drunk at closing time. However, the real opportunity for first home buyers will come in the next few years when the debt hangover really kicks in. Mark my words, this is a genuine opportunity for first home buyers … but only those who have been soberly saving.

Congratulations on your success, Leah. You should feel proud. You Got This!

Scott