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Postby alittlerisky » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 5:17 pm

Its kind of normal to have a load of expats in places like this.

I arrived from Brussels recently and something like 50% of the population is "expat", either Arab immigrants, Vietnamese or people working for the EU or associated jobs. I've forgotten how many member states there are... I stopped counting at 12 I think, but there's 20+ I think... that's alot of foreigners coming to Brussels for administration of the EU machine.
Who? What? How? Why? Where? When? Merde...

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 5:41 pm

I can tell you how to do that; I've been doing it for 20 years.

And I won't charge you a bean :)



p.s. damn I should market myself. Self-made school drop-out (lol) and yet millionaire at 25, and sitting very pretty now thank you. What's not to love in the 'Loser comes good' seminar (that I'm hosting, only £199 a seat for early-birds ;))


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Bollocks to seminars. If you're so good, you are obsessed and occupied by being good at your game. You would never spend your life selling to people how good you are, if you truly are 'good'.

My own feeling though is that wealth does not bring you happiness. For me, 'the kid that was always in detention', it's more of a 'Well I 'kin showed you didn't I?' kinda thing...

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Postby Brah » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 8:51 pm

nakatago wrote:
JR8 wrote:Robbins, oh yeah. He's never had a job either.

Next up:
Kiyosaki. Author of 'Rich dad, poor dad'. Autobiographical but generally believe to be a work of fiction. At least he's seen a bit of life, serving in the Marine Corps.


I hate that book. It never told me how to raise capital to buy a house to fix up and eventually sell at a profit.

It did tell me to buy his expensive as hell board game though (now also on the App Store).

Apparently he's bankrupt for the second or third time.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 1:45 am

Brah wrote:
nakatago wrote:
JR8 wrote:Robbins, oh yeah. He's never had a job either.

Next up:
Kiyosaki. Author of 'Rich dad, poor dad'. Autobiographical but generally believe to be a work of fiction. At least he's seen a bit of life, serving in the Marine Corps.


I hate that book. It never told me how to raise capital to buy a house to fix up and eventually sell at a profit.

It did tell me to buy his expensive as hell board game though (now also on the App Store).

Apparently he's bankrupt for the second or third time.


There was/is an expression in the US, roughly: if you haven't been bankrupt by the age of 25 you'll never make it big.

Sadly I achieved neither.

Home renovation, yes there can be money in that. But ironically there can be a premium asked for a 'fixer-upper' because some people are blinded into thinking 'It's knackered, it must be a deal'. Perverse really.

My advice is find a small estate agent you get on with and build a mutually beneficial relationship over years. Be straight-forward. Do what you say you will ('perform' in agent-speak). Do transactions cleanly and without dicking about. Consider retaining the agent on 1% (cash) to find you good deals. In short, incentivise them massively, and use their expertise to find you deals.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:20 am

JR8 wrote:
Brah wrote:
nakatago wrote:
JR8 wrote:Robbins, oh yeah. He's never had a job either.

Next up:
Kiyosaki. Author of 'Rich dad, poor dad'. Autobiographical but generally believe to be a work of fiction. At least he's seen a bit of life, serving in the Marine Corps.


I hate that book. It never told me how to raise capital to buy a house to fix up and eventually sell at a profit.

It did tell me to buy his expensive as hell board game though (now also on the App Store).

Apparently he's bankrupt for the second or third time.


There was/is an expression in the US, roughly: if you haven't been bankrupt by the age of 25 you'll never make it big.

Sadly I achieved neither.

Home renovation, yes there can be money in that. But ironically there can be a premium asked for a 'fixer-upper' because some people are blinded into thinking 'It's knackered, it must be a deal'. Perverse really.

My advice is find a small estate agent you get on with and build a mutually beneficial relationship over years. Be straight-forward. Do what you say you will ('perform' in agent-speak). Do transactions cleanly and without dicking about. Consider retaining the agent on 1% (cash) to find you good deals. In short, incentivise them massively, and use their expertise to find you deals.


All Kiyosaki says is:

1. buy cheap house
2. fix it up
3. ????
4. PROFIT!!!

Seriously.

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Postby Brah » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:17 pm

Seriously is right - there have been so many books written on a one-sentence or one-paragraph premise. I'm in the wrong business....

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:42 pm

Brah wrote:Seriously is right - there have been so many books written on a one-sentence or one-paragraph premise. I'm in the wrong business....


There is no honour in being a snake-oil salesman.

Karma will get them eventually.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 08 Mar 2013 10:15 pm



Strange 'article'. It is made up of 95% bullet points.

You'd have thought that perhaps a more persuasive case could me made 'against FT', if the writer himself knew how to write in paragraphs.

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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 08 Mar 2013 10:29 pm



I think these days its a fashion to bring up "foreigners" in every article if you want massive viewership. Why else will the author use that kind of title, if you actually think about it, all foreigners dont have the kind of drive the author is talking about, nor do all SGns sit back laze and complain all the time. Its classic stereotyping to garner viewership :roll:


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