I went to a friends family bbq. Met two ppl similar stories investmwnt wise very different outcome Both in their 60s. Both nice couples One grew up in in regional nsw. Had 10 properties they had bought over the years. They bought them for the sake of it. and for there long term benefit They both now have good equity but still working and generally happy. Content. But the property were cheap back then and cheap now. Stil mortaged, can live a fine life, but I wouldnt call it extravagant The other couple had 15 properties . They bought in a cheap area of melbourne. However the area has boomed a few times over the years and now each prop is worth 2 to 3mill each. They are very content and werent shy of telling me their equity of 30million, and now live a top life (not bill gates though) Same strategy, not a overly complex one, both probably spent the same amount of working hours/effort into acquiring them. one as 2m equity vs $30m equity. Discuss! luck? better strategy?