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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Liam Blanden, 8th Oct, 2015.

  1. Liam Blanden

    Liam Blanden Well-Known Member

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    Im Liam and its my birthday.

    No one in my family has given me any property or a large sum of money yet.

    Still waiting.

    Peace
     
  2. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Nobody had given me either of those things either until my parents passed away.

    Believe me, I'd prefer them to be here than have the property ;).

    Happy birthday, and count your blessings :)
     
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  3. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Welcome Liam,

    Happy Birthday mate; Old enough to drive now? :p
     
  4. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    Happy birthday

    Nor has any of mine. I had to make it on my own. I hope you learn to do so too.

    For what? :rolleyes:

    Cheers.
     
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  5. Mumbai

    Mumbai Well-Known Member

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    happy birthday m8 :)
     
  6. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Prop's post made me realise that I forgot to say we didn't wait around either. We made our own way too.
     
  7. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    I have relos who have a successful business. They gave their kids houses when they grew up. Me, I ended up doing work in high school for that family (mum used to work for them too), I was getting paid somewhere between $6 and $8 an hour in school holidays. That wasnt even very much considering it was really boring work (like, filing) and I was also working at Big W at the time, being paid more and more enjoyable work.

    Anyway, I thought it was so unfair. But now, as an adult, I've worked my way up in life, made good decisions in general, and I am fairly well off having invested well ;). I now dont care they were gifted a house each.

    No need for any parental handout, better to build your own dynasty. I've done it on a fairly non spectacular salary... (and rather tough with the partner too, no help there).... anyway, build your own ... it's more satisfying that way.
     
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  8. Liam Blanden

    Liam Blanden Well-Known Member

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    This has turned out to be the best thread ever. :D :D
    @D.T. im 28 mate. The police and i came to an agreement that they will hold on to my license for a while since i like drinking beer so much and not using my brain.

    Nice of them hey ;:p:(

    Live and learn. 6 months sober last thursday so a few reasons to be cheerin.
     
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    Drink driving is definitely one of those things that I have no tolerance or understanding for. But you seem to have turned your life around in that regard, so kudos to you!
     
  10. 2FAST4U

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    Happy Bday!
     
  11. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Back in WA the police put my license in safe keeping for a little while as well, but not for drink driving though.

    Do you ever get it back? Your landscaping gig must be pretty difficult without it?

    Since this is your intro thread - what got you interested in property investing? How did you stumble upon the forums? Wheres your portfolio up to so far? Whats the grand plan?
     
  12. Nemo

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    Thanks for the info on where to buy plants in Adelaide - really appreciate it.

    I've just moved to Adelaide and haven't worked these things out yet.

    What are your plans?
     
  13. Liam Blanden

    Liam Blanden Well-Known Member

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    INCOMEING WALL OF TEXT ALERT
    About me. I am a landscape gardener by trade and I'm currently studying landscape design. I am head of the grounds at a private school in Adelaide and I love my job more then anything. Why property investment? . Soooooooo I have been struggling with a serious gambling problem for the last 7 years tied closely with alcoholism. (I know at 28 years of age). The day after I got caught DUI I got my ass kicked by everyone around me. My gf was going to dump me and my boss was close to firing me.

    Basically I put my foot down and started trying to help myself. One of the goals that I set is that I wanted something material (house) before I hit 30. It was that day I quit drinking and my gambling addiction became much easier to control. The ongoing focus on property investment is really helping.

    Tldr: 6 months off the juice and gambling has completely stopped. I now have a brilliant relationship with my girlfriend and I'm going to prove to everyone I have let down that I can sort my **** out. She is a construction manager for a building company so together I believe we are in as good a position as any couple to start our journey.

    PHEW
     
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    Depending on how long ago that $6-$8 an hour doesn't seem as bad as it sounds. I remember when I got my first job at Hungry Jack's back in 2006 I was earning $6.55 an hour. It was during the Johnny Howard's work choices era as well so that was a flat rate regardless of whether I was working midnight or on weekends. My next job was at a department store and paid $16 an hour so I thought I'd hit the jackpot when I got that one haha.

    I'm also part of the lost my driver's licence before club:(. Unfortunately for me I was reliant upon my car for work so I ended up losing my job as well and spending 6 months on the dole- lucky I didn't have any financial commitments back than!
     
  15. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Good on you for turning **** around. Still a lot more to do so get onto it :)
     
  16. wylie

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    What a brave introduction to a new forum. I'm interested in knowing if you miss gambling? I'm not much of a drinker, and not a gambler. It sounds like perhaps your gambling happened when you were drinking. I'm just curious to know which you miss more?

    I think turning your life around is a huge thing and well done to you. Do you worry that if things go bad sometime in the future, that you will return to those weaknesses? We see this scenario played out in the movies and I wonder how easy it would be to slip back into old habits?

    I recall being told by a reformed smoker that every single day she missed smoking. I do wonder if you (or your girlfriend) worry about this? We also had a chap work on our renovation many years ago who had a mate(?) introduce him to heroin on a boys weekend. He ended up going back to it when things in his life got tough and ended up losing his wife and kids. He was a really nice man when we met him but things went bad again after that.

    I do wonder if you ever shake these things off completely?

    Sorry for all the questions. But it is good to have someone so open to ask.

    Mainly though, I take my hat off to you. Hubby and I both have siblings who have addictions that have completely ruined their lives, so I do thank goodness we've neither of us ever been caught in that lifestyle. I don't know if I'd be able to give it up. I cannot completely give up chocolate :p,
     
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  17. Nemo

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    Good on you for deciding to make some positive changes.

    I had a few struggles and setbacks early on, but buying my first house changed my life completely.

    You've definitely found the right forum... Stick around and learn lots.
     
  18. tomlemke

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    Good work mate I was heading down the wrong path aswell a run in with the law when I was 19 straighten me out pretty quickly! have a read of my introduction for some motivation