Welcome to 2013.
At Solid we have all started back at work on the 7th January, preparing ourselves for another round of seminars starting on Monday the 14th. Please think of referring anyone to us whom you think could benefit from our mentor program. Rewards apply.*
Everybody who I have spoken to had a fabulous New Year’s Eve! I spent mine with friends on the Mornington Peninsula and at 11:45pm, we wandered down to the beach to watch the most spectacular array of fireworks from Portsea to Frankston. It really made me appreciate the finer things in life. Good friends, fine food and wine in a great location.
Like many people, I too worry about my retirement. Building a business, raising a family and helping them to get started with property all takes a toll on our time as well as our energy. It really pays to take time out and reflect on being grateful for where we are in our lives and what we have achieved. Like so many people, we can always look at what we have yet to achieve, rather than what we have accomplished already. The old glass is half empty, rather than half full.
January is one of our busiest months of the year. It is a time when both husband and wife are taking a break and possibly thinking about all the money they have spent on Christmas and holidays. A financial plan and an investment strategy are often required. What better way to do this then to work with professionals who can easily transition your goals from a dream into a reality.
In this edition, Nick Stratus our financial planner, has done an article on tips for easing credit card burden. Our property of the week is a small group of townhouses in Albion Street in Brunswick and an extract from my book regarding creating your own personal checklist and plan. A great start for 2013!
The market is continuing to improve, both in the stock market and the property world. The interest rates have been a big contributing factor to that and the predictions made by Solid of interest rates dropping to the mid 5 percent mark was spot on! We believe we will see interest rates hit the high 4 percent in this coming year.