On the weekend, we went to the Penrith Home Show. While there, we came upon a booth for an investment group, which was run by two women. I got talking, because I'm very curious, and like to see what they've got to say. Whether it's total crap, or somewhat decent. The first woman asked me if I had any investments, and I said yes, I've got a couple. "Wow! That's great", she said. "I've got 4" The other woman then piped up "I've got 10. We can help you be successful, just like us, because it's all about women doing it for the family and helping each other." I noticed some books that were sitting on the desk, and asked how much they were. They were free if you joined them and joining them was free! I had to give my email address (I've got one I don't use, which is perfect for this sort of thing), and your name & phone number. I really wanted that book! They announced that there was a seminar by the same ladies, so I went up to the seating area to wait. There, one of them was talking to the four or so people sitting in the chairs, so I went & joined them. This was apparently the 'seminar', I found out later, which I felt like I should have stood up, grabbed the mic & started speaking, because nobody in that little group had any clue about ANYTHING and that included the 'speaker'. Now, I've read a few dodgy books in my time, and I always get a bit of a laugh out of them. Well....OMG! I'm not sure if they were trying to copy Jan Somers with her Story by Story book but...well....where do I start? The title sounds inspiring, maybe. "Jouneys Along the Property Path, 12 Investors Stories. So, the very first story, the one which SHOULD have been somewhat good, being the first one, tells of a family who have bought one of everything. A one bedroom unit under 50m2 at the top of the boom in 2003, which needed a reno & had termites. An Off-the-Plan holiday let in Qld with 49.5% management fee (NO, that is not a typo), the following year, a furnished duplex in Mt Isa because they were chasing the mining boom, student accommodation in Frankston. And on it goes.....none of them making much in the way of gains, none of them making a decent yield. Even as I write this, I am totally gobsmacked. I'm not even half way through this book yet. If I remember, I'll bring it along to the meetup tomorrow.