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Category Archives: Lifestyle

Credit Score

In the property business, our credit score is super important. So as a foreigner, when I first arrived I had zero credit score. I have worked very hard to improve my score by strategically taking out the right amount of credit, and repaying it correctly.

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A summary of the 12 months of mentorship we received from the Glenn Delve Take Aim program. It was an amazing experience overall, highly recommended

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Pet sitting, how to live rent free for a year

While focusing on building our property empire 😉 this year, we have lived mostly rent free, and travelled around the UK checking out different areas for their potential as an investment hot spot, or just to have a look. How have we done this? By looking after people’s homes and pets using a website called Trusted House Sitters.  In between house sits, we have leaned on our very generous and helpful friends and family (THANK YOU!) and of course our favourite YHA in Cardiff. We have met some great people along the way who have invited us to stay longer than they are away and others who have invited us to come back just for a visit if we were in the area and needed a place to stay.  It is not a stable lifestyle. We have sometimes moved every 3-4 days, so we rarely accept sits shorter than that…

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The things we do for breakfast!

We have started a new regime of time restricted eating (TRE) that is like intermittent fasting (IF) but focuses more on the eating window, instead of the fasting window.  The studies from the Salk Institute by Dr Satchin Panda are quite interesting, mainly focused on mice. The basic premise is based on our natural circadian rhythm ie that as soon as we eat our they have developed an app called My Circadian Rhythm for a massive human study, and Craig has joined the study and is tracking his eating window and food intake (ooh…! Look at that shiny new app!). So far the results suggest that keeping to a 9-10 hour eating window and fasting (only water) for the other 14-15 hours is best.  What is surprising is that most people don’t think they eat more than 12 hours a day, but in reality, if you start your day at…

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The Lam-Bie Family in London

The festive season is always a time to relax and revive, stay away from emails and read some books, reflect and review on the year past and the year ahead. We want to take this opportunity to wish you a fantastic holiday season from our family to yours, and share some of our reflections on our year. At the start of this year, we ramped up our goals to increase our property portfolio. As many of you now know, we made the big decision to move the family from Australia to the UK to take advantage of the easier access to high yielding properties and a high demand market (you could have one but not the other in our hometown).  We want to acknowledge again the generosity of our UK family, the Zed’s, for taking us in while we got set up building our profile and knowledge of the UK…

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