A bit of paint to tidy the area up and this bathroom was good enough on a minimal budget.
This was in a 2BR Cottage in a small country town of population of about 90, which had the interior fully re-plastered and the flooring done and painting throughout. I was running out of renovation dollars and near the end of the reno so i just painted the bathroom with some paint i had left. I figured i can always do it better next time round!
Sometimes you just need to think, “what can i do with what i have got”. I had some floor stain and some reddish coloured powder that is normally put into cement to change the colour of pathways. The effect didn’t come up to bad. Well, it was good enough in the circumstances.
I set a goal a couple of weeks ago and because i have been getting cloudy with my finances. I’ve written the goal on paper large and put it one my wall where i can see it and this also justifies other people that may be thinking I’m not spending on stuff in general life activities, they know that I’m saving and making a sacrifice, doing without to buy a home.
The goal says save 18,000 buy November this year to buy a home. It will home number four and or investment property number four really.
It’s achievable but it does mean i have to knuckle down and shrimp and go internally into all my accounts and put in some more fine tuning to save where ever possible, every cent counts. I have been to the bank to put some changes in on the Interest rate i get i will visit Westpac to update that account and see if i can get more Interest there.
It’s going to be back to living off $5.85 a week on food and petrol as my only spending though i have many bill that associate with owning properties. Personally i only want to be spending on food and petrol. Now that i have fresh chock eggs from the free range chocks on my property this help a lot to food costs and as i mentioned about and made a video of a recent ebike i invested in. I want to get a Vegetable Garden in soon too but that will take a while to get established and fully growing. My Ebike has done nearly 1000 kilometers so saved that much in fuel costs and been 100% good for the Earth. Once it does 5000 kilometers it will have paid for itself.
I’ve done things like set up direct debits to automatically pay all the Council Rate bills steadily each fortnight per annum and the same for the Water. I made a savings of a few hundred dollar by talking to the Water place since i found out i can sign tenants over to be responsible for paying there water usable.
A direct debit that automatically goes into my savings account has been set up and the best Interest Rate i can find going on that. My home phone line is getting disconnected because Telstra is the most disgusting company on the planet as far as i am concerned. But because i value the Internet as a great Investment i am going to Wireless and making a sacrifice to cut back on speed in order to saves up to $1000 a year. Instead of a regular $140 or so a month bill it will be $9.95.
Another bill I’m paying down is my traveling traffic fines where when i was traveling on the road around Australia i went through tolls in all Capital Cities. I am setting up a direct debit to pay them instead of via a garnish order and that saves heaps. Interestingly one i got stable and in familiar territory for an extended period of time i received a letter from the government thanking me for not loosing one single demerit point in three years. I put that letter in a frame. Did you not loose any demerit point in an entire three years. I put that letter in a frame and placed in on my wall.
This is just a few of the internal measures i make to refine my budget internally. I find if you regularly go in internally and fine tune your finances and spending you have always teak something more to save more money in various places. It’s something you have to keep monitoring and be proactive at or the universe will try and take it the other way.
How does this find you? I can’t imagine a comment. Ha.
My message is a short & sweet one! I send this as a prompt and a gently nudge – reminder to take care of your earth and in combining with over 120 countries tonight turn your lights out at 8.30pm Australian time, Saturday, 26th March.
“TURN YOUR LIGHTS OUT TONIGHT AT 8.30pm” to help our planet. It’s called Earth Hour if you have not been aware of it.
I have been putting in much effort recently to band behind the movement to improve the Earth. As someone planing and taking actual action in the Property Development arena and my own home where i live. I have been spending many hrs and late at night researching and watching YouTubes. I’ve been purchasing 100% Green LED lights, riding an Ebike and using lots of recycled materials.
I’ve invested a bit over $5000 in various things and currently on a project to build a 100% fully Eco Friendly living environment that my tenants will live in. Soon I’m going to build a custom electric vehicle for a shopping trolley and day to day run arounds.
I have two LED lights that i use for all my lighting in a shed where i live that runs off two 12Volt batteries that will last the year through. This is 100% green and good for the environment and costs sweet little. And buying homemade solar panel equipment and all sorts of wild and wonderful things.
I made Hydrogen the other day and plan to run my car off of it as well as some copper soldering for home made solar hot water.
Of course the motivation is two, it saves you money, actually three it saves your tenants money to so they can pay you rent and it’s a 100% purely good feeling of riding a electrical bike you know does not harm the environment and or cost you bugger all the run. 15c for 45 kilometers.
Maybe tell your kid’s about turning the lights out it’s at a time when they are most probably still up at 8.30pm. Send a message to your Facebook status and put it on the wing of a twitter comment.
Generally we’re on the subject of property here. This investment is of a different kind but helps directly to save on petrol costs and house deposits and doubles as being VERY good for green house gas emissions. I scavenged an old mountain bike and bought an ebike kit.
I spent a fascinating month or more researching all sorts of solar panels, electric cars, home made solar hot water and solar air heaters and putting in lots of plans to build 100% off the grid living. It’s fully exciting and so much fantastic information on YouTube there is always someone else with a better idea and videos coming to the surface all the time. Just watch watch watch and get some fascinating ideas from some people. After all the research the first thing i invested in was an e-bike (Electric Bike).
Video online is such a fantastic resource.
I got an old mountain bike from my nephew that had otherwise been left in the yard going to rust and discarded. Bought an ebike kit for $1260 or so with a 36V 15 amp hrs Poli battery and rear hub motor to put on it! You can buy cheaper kits but i wanted something with range and middle of the range quality and a decent light battery which costs the most.
Now that the ebike is set up it won’t cost as much to buy other parts or upgrade from now on. I put a little basket on the back and front and get down to Coles to buy a loaf of bread.
From my calculations to power the bike for 45 kilometers it costs about 0.13c to charge the battery for four hours at 25 Volts DC 6 Amps and 0.22c a kilowatt hr. Someone might correct me if I’m wrong.
I was buying around $66 dollars in petrol every other week so it will pay for itself soon enough and then more savings but still able to use the Van to carry materials.
It’s Summer here in Australia from around Dec to March and after watching all the YouTube’s on ecars, solar panels, solar hot water it dawned on me the quickest and easiest as well as the cheapest investment i could make to save even more on petrol costs that i don’t like paying for was to buy an ebike (Electrical bike).
It’s a real blast I’m enjoying getting around on summer days and it’s great not having to pay for all the petrol so i take my time and enjoy it and it’s 100% green and good for the earth. FANTASTIC
Just doing my bit to warn Queenlanders to be ready for the worst with this Cyclone it has the capabilities to destroy houses and tear things apart you might think your house is safe until your neighbors dabris lands on your roof, through the side of your window.
I would suggest you travel to high ground for the night to be on the safe side.
Since it’s now heading into the warmest part of the ocean it seems it’s gone to a week category five cyclone rating. This reporter says the winds get stronger when they hit land.
The problem with News reporters is they can be like the boy who cried wolf so you don’t know if they sensationalizes things. Also Premiers and Police rather warn then not to warn so they don’t get blamed later for not warning and sued etc.
If your like me you wouldn’t know if a Cyclone was coming because you don’t have a T.V. or use Radio and see people now and again and might not even know it’s happening. I heard by chance from someone yesterday. So if your like that and living up near between Cairns and Townsville I’m just sending this out to my property investors to give you a WARNING.
Feel free to post some comments and update videos in this thread. I’m not sure totally what you should do to prepare for Cyclones so maybe if someone knows some links about it to share with others and or advice etc.
The end of the year and the beginning of a new Logo for FPI.
It’s actually taken me years to think up what design i was going to go with for a logo, i waited until something jumped out at me. I think i will go with the concept of FPI and the bright colors.
Inspired by this email that happened to just turn up in my inbox one day! Design Tutorial.
This Jaffa should be able to be easily printed on business cards and letter heads, signs and everywhere else. Looking forward to a nice little one printed on my white car. Gotta throw that Jaffa around everywhere!! The phrase “Building Your Home. Building Your Profit.” encapsulates my visions of what i am doing and will grow to do.
With renovating and or even buying a home as renting it out i am providing and “building” a home for people. And when anyone Partners with me i will be “Building a home and building there profit”. So it goes for the renters, the home builders and the investors.
I thought when people look at the forpropertyinvestors they might think it’s only for property investors so i added the little ” Everyone’s a Property Investor” as well to get people to think that you don’t have to be an investor you might be a home buyer or wanting a home built etc.
This Logo is really multi purpose but i have designed this one specifically to have a bright yellow background and be on a more larger sign out the front of a house or business office etc. The bright yellow won;t look any good on web sites so it’s white background here.
You’ve seen the before, you’ve seen the during with all the misery blood sweat and tears and this is the good part when it’s fun of the after video of the 2BR Country Cottage.
I did not quiet have the kitchen Bench top finished here but but i wanted to get a video up as i haven’t posted to my Journal in December. This brings 1/4 million dollars in value to my millionaire goals.
I feel like i am only just beginning and the hardest yards and the toughest going is behind my now.
Big year next year I’m heading into developments. Thanks for anyone that has been involved in my web site this year and or watched the videos and posted comments or in whatever other way.
I am Daniel Cameron aka Jaffasoft. I live in Victoria, Australia in a smallish country town. This is my blog. Where i post updates about my goal to "Blast Myself Off a Government Pension". An early apprenticeship as a chef left me with... what can i say.... mental issues. You could say seriously stressed out. After i found myself broke many years later, also with a fractured hit and in hospital and not able to walk for 6 months, i set a goal that no matter what it takes, one house at a time and slowly renovating each one, "i'm gunna make it in real estate". After three renos so far it's kinda working but i need a new strategy! I'm getting there and soon i hope to be able to do renovation projects that achieve this goal. I can't wait to 'Blast Myself Off The Pension" support myself and never look back at that stage again.
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