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Safe as Houses by Daimien Patterson

Chapter 1 – Introduction

Make Money While You Sleep

Do you make money while you sleep?
Ask yourself that question? Do you make money while you sleep? Everyone dreams of having a life where they don’t have to work to make money. The interesting thing is that if you own a home you ARE already making money while you sleep!
In fact if you think about

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Do you make money while you sleep?

Ask yourself that question? Do you make money while you sleep? Everyone dreams of having a life where they don’t have to work to make money. The interesting thing is that if you own a home you ARE already making money while you sleep!

In fact if you think about it, for most people their home has made them more money than any other investment they have ever made! The only problem is that you cannot spend that money without selling your house or increasing your mortgage.

But what if you create a situation where you can cash-in on that phenomenon without selling your house or increasing your mortgage? The way you do that is simply by buying other properties!

You see, the answer to all our money problems is literally under our feet! It is in real estate! Houses go up in value. They always have and always will. Sure there will be times when they go down a bit, but sure enough they will go back up again and then keep on going.

Why? Because the world’s population keeps growing but the amount of land stays the same. It’s a simple ‘supply and demand’ situation.

But it’s not all about money!

Many people say that money is the root of all evil, and actually I think they are right! If your only goal in life is to make money, then I would suggest that you will end up a lonely and possibly ‘evil’ person.

But what about the following goals? Are these evil?

  • Raise a family
  • Educate your children
  • Take the very best care of your health
  • Travel the world
  • Give to charity
  • Go boating, fishing and camping
  • Help others

These things are not evil, in fact they are good things to do.

But what do they all have in common? Answer: You need money to do them! You either need the money to pay for them, or you need the time to do them, in which case you need money again so you don’t have to spend all your time working. Money is the common denominator. Money is a key enabler to a good life.

So, if the goals listed above match some of your goals, keep reading. You’re going to need some money!

It’s not your fault! You are just a product of your upbringing.

Believe it or not, there are 25 year olds out there who have already made their first million dollars, and many of them through property investment. Doesn’t that make you mad? I know what you’re thinking – they must have just got lucky, or they must be way smarter than you will ever be.

Rubbish! Property investment is easy if you know what you are doing and anyone can do it. Even if you have no money!

The problem is that they don’t teach you how to do it in school. Someone else has to teach you. If those 25 year olds with a million dollars are lucky, it’s only because someone took the time to teach them about property early in their life.

Property investment knowledge is one of the greatest gifts you can give someone. It gives me a great thrill to know that I have helped thousands of people simply by writing this book and passing on some of that knowledge.

So it’s not actually your fault. It’s just that no one bothered to teach you about it. No point in hating the world for it! Now you know the problem, just get on with fixing it. The first step is to just keep on reading!

The fact that we get our financial education from our parents and close family, is one of the main reasons why the ‘rich get rich and

the poor stay poor’. The rich parents teach their kids how to make money, and the poor parents teach their kids how not to. If you want to break free of that situation, you need to realise this, and start looking for your financial education elsewhere.

In simple terms, if you want to end up like your parents financially, just do what they did! Chances are they would tell you to try and pay your house off the good old fashioned way, ‘25 years of hard slog and maybe a holiday after that’.

Let me assure you there are plenty of smarter ways to build wealth and end up debt free. But more on that later.

First, it’s time to get real with yourself!

Let’s get real for a moment! The truth is that we spend half our life buying things to impress people we don’t even like! The aged pension, or our superannuation, are not going to be anywhere near enough to live on and we’re all going to live a lot longer than our previous generations did. Life expectancy is getting longer with every generation.

How are you going to earn an income in retirement? Even worse, what if you had an accident next week and were forced into an early form of retirement because you were no longer able to work? How would you and your family survive financially? If you are not already, you should be taking this stuff very seriously.

There are thousands of rags to riches stories of people who made a decision to succeed financially, got their act together, and achieved it. It has nothing to do with how smart you are, or how much money you have now.

It is simply a decision you have to make, a decision to take action TODAY. Not putting it off until next week or sometime in the future. It’s about saying ‘Enough is enough; I am going to sort this out once and for all, and I am going to start ‘today’.

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