MicheleB challenged me to discuss the meaning of life among other things. I look forward to the smugness of owning half a suburb.
Nella and I were talking about buying nice things while the kids are still young enough to enjoy them. “How about a house”, I said. So we went to check out some relatively affordable houses in Sydney.
I’ll say it again.
We saw a couple of matchboxes that made our current place look fabulous. Given we are renting for about 2.5% of it’s current value, we decided to look for more investment properties.
So a plan with targets, deadlines and rewards is important for us to keep at it. Nice costs money. We don’t want to spend a lifetime amassing wealth for when we are too old to enjoy it. And I intend to spend a huge pile of my kids inheritance. Without a plan and medium term goals, it is too easy get distracted and let a year go by without progress.
A smart millionaire once told me that it is important to take a part of every successful business deal and buy a memory. Preferrably something you would never spend my own money on. It doesn’t have to be huge or expensive, but it must be something that will remind me of the success. I just realised I’d stopped doing it.
Life is the memories we build up on our journey.