B.A. Economics (honours)
Diploma Financial services (Mortgage broking)
Diploma Financial Services (Financial Planning)
Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Maths)
2 years High School Maths Teacher
15 years in Sales and Marketing with a multi-national, across 5 cities in 4 countries.
At 46, with 15 tenants paying us rent, we hit the point where our passive income was higher than our expenses, so my wife and I had the option to retire, or keep working. That same year our first grandchild was born and while my wife took a step back from the business, I kept working and hired staff to replace my wife and do all the parts of the job I didn't love.
These days I spend my time coaching other brokers to do what I do and 25 to 35-year-olds on how to get their money shit together – to become financially free in order to make choices about their future happiness and retirement plans.
Despite being a grandad, I've managed to create a web app to act as a virtual coach for those people I can't get to see personally.
When I take a break, it’s to travel with the love of my life and partner for thirty years, Kelly. I still play park football (soccer), cycle or walk the 6km to work each day and on Thursdays when we're allowed I can be seen on-stage at live band Karaoke. On alternate Fridays I spend time with my grandson, Matthew, and cannot be disturbed.
Whenever we can, we get out on the harbour on a luxury cruiser that we co-own