A Very Productive 48 Hours

It just happens if you don’t force it – you find form.   I hit the ground running yesterday morning with a big pile of stuff which needed doing and I polished most of it off yesterday – I ordered some new clothes which arrived in the post today. I have tried them all on, kept the ones I liked and already returned the ones I didn’t and ordered some more. Mail order is a bit hit and miss but a boon. I’ve done the filing, ordinary and financial. I am up to date with The Archers. I have placed adverts […]

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Property, Prizes and Pink Raffle Tickets – all for The Big Issue

Clients ask me all the time “what makes a good property investment and do you think this one will be OK”?   The short answer is usually “I don’t know”…no-one knows in advance whether any investment’s projections will come true or not, only hindsight will tell.   You can do your own due diligence, you can meet others who have done it and ask them why, you can quiz them till their brains hurt but in the end you just have to make a decision – are you in or out?   All I can tell you is that I was a woman […]

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Cool URLs and Cool Websites and Cool Business Ideas

When out and about driving in my car, I find out a lot about popular culture and what’s going on in the world from billboards, from the news, from radio – I’m a radio tart flitting between Radio 2 (for Terry Wogan, Steve Wright and Chris Evans) and the commercial channels (Classic FM, Magic, Heart etc. depending where I am in the UK and my mood). Last week I noticed a very cool URL as I was driving in North London JunkAndDisorderly.com – now don’t tell me that’s not a FAB URL – memorable, I can still remember it from […]

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My Money Valentine: Love Your Accountant on Valentine’s Day

Never mind Hug A Hoodie, how about Hug Your Accountant or Big Up Your Book-keeper?   The nice people at the AAT have written a song dedicated to accountants and book-keepers everywhere.   “We know they are working very hard at this time of year filing returns and saving us money.   But do they get the love they deserve? Of course not. So we have written a special Valentine’s thank you song to show our appreciation.”   It’s called My Money Valentine!  

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The Good News About Property Investing in The Credit Crunch

  Over at The Money Gym, we love property investing. In fact we love it right now more than ever. But we are very tired of all the doom and gloom and so we are running a Property Extravaganza day in March (in aid of The Big Issue) so we can share with you all the good news we have discovered about property investing right now. We would love you to join us.   It’s only £25 to hang out with some of the smartest, most upbeat property folks you could ever hope to meet.   We hope to see you and […]

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Tea for Two on Valentine’s Day

You can’t have missed the fact that Valentine’s day is just around the corner.   Now, I know it’s a bit corny and it certainly is over-commercialised but it’s still a special time for twos. Whether you’re just starting out (again) or a comfortable couple, there’s still an opportunity to make things special.   Are you going out for dinner? You’d better reserve a table today if you haven’t already!   You might prefer to cook a meal in – it will certainly save you money and can be much more fun.

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How To Improve Your Cashflow with Rich Dad

I’m not much of a one for playing games, despite my proud boast that my best friend from school invented one of the best-selling games of all time, Jenga.   And I was her accountant at the time. I did manage to invent lots of games for my niece and nephews to play on Christmas Day over the years and I pride myself on the fact that the games aged with them, i.e. didn’t stay too babyish although perhaps some of them were a tad too testing at times, like when I first became a coach! I always hated Monopoly and am still […]

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Things I Wanted To Do In January But Haven’t And What I’m Going To Do About It

So much to do, so little time.   January has been dominated so far by meetings and travel.   Birmingham, Manchester, Earlsfield, Worthing, Hoxton, Rochester, and up to the West End and back three or four times.   Which has meant I havent got around to doing quite a lot of the things on my 2009 goals list, such as: Spiritual Self Care including new healthier life campaign including regularising sleep patterns.   Xmas has played havoc with that and I am not back to “normal” yet; in fact, I seem to have a new normal which has resulted in my moving my working […]

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I’ve Lost My Leaky Bucket! And Possibly That Lovin’ Feeling Too…

I’m a bit worried about myself.   All my life, I’ve cried like a leaky bucket, at the drop of a hat, almost without provocation.   I’ve cried in top board meetings, at client meetings with their bank managers or VAT inspectors (at the bravery of self-employed people) all the way through the Joy Luck Club including the opening credits, in adverts, all the way through Apollo 13 and Field of Dreams, at Terry Waite’s speech on his release (sobbing in the carpark of Waldens the stationers in SW11), in the last moments of a TV programme I haven’t actually watched all […]

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Property Mentoring & Intelligence Swap – A Profitable Day Out

I had a brilliant idea during the last quarter of last year – to put together a Property Boardroom of clients, colleagues and friends who are largely full-time (lonely) property investors.   I have coached, mentored or taught most of these people and the brilliant thing is I learn as much from them as they do from me these days, probably more, since they are all professional property investors and I am more of a businesswoman. Today we had one of our meetings, we do it about every six weeks.   We were eleven – Darren, Christian, Ben, Rob, Peter, Julien, Colin, Carol, Ian, Julia […]

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