Forgive me folks, while I tinker around with the layout and appearance of the blog. I have been remiss of posts of late, and when I sat myself down to ask myself why was that, my squirming subconscious informed me that there were a few technical issues and challenges, which my lazy conscious has been avoiding.
One of the great things about being involved with property is that you don’t get so much of that Monday Morning feeling. Which, of course, is good. More than good, in fact.
However, this week got off to a more, shall we say, challenging start. The Other Half manages all of our local rental properties (ie, the ones within a 20 mile radius), and first thing this morning he was met with a text from one tenant saying that he … ‘couldn’t pay the rent this month so that’s okay isn’t it?’
It is around this time of year, i.e. early January, that many review their experiences, successes and not-quite-successes of the previous year and plan for the forthcoming year. In fact there are countless magazines, blogs, newsletters, Facebook links and so on that encourage … nay, exhort us to do so.
An email from a good friend landed in my inbox this morning that prompted me to explain a bit about priority. He had read the last two posts on this blog and raised a question that pointed to an inconsistency in what I was talking about. His question was:
So…if lesson 1 is that some things are more important than money, why is the 2013 resolution to break through the “income barrier”?
Through a series of adventures and misadventures, David and I have got to the stage where we are now more or less making a living from property and related activities, and are setting our plans for 2013. Ok, so the belt may be a little tighter than we’d like and we have not yet reached the inspirational heights of owning a villa in the sun, flash car or being able to jet off anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice.