My Quora Traffic Experiment

You might be wondering about what traffic from Quora has to do with financial freedom or making money. That’s a good question and I’m not sure if I can answer it. Okay, since you pressed me I’ll try. To make money you need to sell something. To sell something you need to have an audience. To have an audience you need to have traffic. And you have to get traffic from somewhere other than your dreams. I came across Quora […]

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Dealing With Dodgy Suppliers

The furniture business had become a big of a drag. I wanted to do something else. An opportunity came up to rent a warehouse and showroom for dirt cheap. Even though it was a bit cruddy, we decided that it was the opportunity of a lifetime (or at least a good way to save and make money).   We basically only had two lines of furniture: leather dining chairs and a lounge suite. It wasn’t much of a business. There […]

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The Self Made Argument

Kylie Jenner is close to hitting a Billion dollars. I actually didn’t know who Kylie Jenner was til I heard this news (I know what rock have I been hiding under?). Very impressive for a 21 year old! A lot of people have been claiming that she shouldn’t be called a self made billionaire. It’s because she is a part of a famous family and they have some wealth. How many of those other family member are billionaires or close to being billionaires? None. There are […]

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Where’s the Exit?

I made a mistake with my furniture business (actually, I made lots of mistakes) by not having an exit plan. That doesn’t mean adhering to safety regulations and assigning exit designations in case of an emergency (I don’t think we measured up). I mean, what is the plan for exiting (selling) the business to get the best profit. There was a time when it would have been great to sell the business. The economy was doing well. The business was […]

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My Trip to New Zealand to Help Sort Out Rewiring of a House

I just got back from New Zealand on Friday night. Our rental property had to be rewired as some lights and power points had stopped working. The electrician said that the wires were dangerous and could cause a fire. The wires were encased in rubber and over the years had become brittle and failed. We got two quotes which both said that it could take 10 days+ and cost 15K+ to rewire (not including the purchase of any new light fittings, which […]

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Living in a Warehouse

We enjoy living in a house, but we haven’t always had that luxury. A few years ago we used to live in a warehouse (That is the one in the picture above. The flash part). At the time, we were living in a nice (nice as in nice and big) 6 bedroom house that we owned. My old man used to sell 4x4s at a car yard he rented. It was a bit of a cruddy place, but it did […]

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