Bulletproof Investing

Book description

Take the reins of your financial future with this powerful and insightful new resource 

In Bulletproof Investing, real estate expert, investor, entrepreneur, and author James Fitzgerald, delivers a collection of personal stories and experiences that will show how you too can gain and retain financial control of your life. You’ll learn how to spend less than you earn, find a mentor, identify a purpose for your financial wellbeing, and, ultimately, learn to achieve financial independence. 

This important book shows you how to: 

  • Improve your mental health by removing the stress and anxiety of financial insecurity 
  • Familiarise yourself with the right tools to control your financial destiny 
  • Minimise and manage risk, rather than trying fruitlessly to eliminate it 
  • Take advantage of the miracle of compound growth and watch your investment portfolio flourish 
  • Stop working hard and start working smart, letting your money do much of the work for you

Perfect for millennials, adults with children, and those nearing retirement aiming for financial control and stability, Bulletproof Investing will also earn a place in the libraries of anyone hoping to gain a firmer grasp of their financial reality and investment portfolio. 

Table of contents

  1. COVER
    1. CHAPTER 1: Losing my best mate
      1. Finding clarity amid grief
    2. CHAPTER 2: Lessons in life and money
      1. My first encounter with financial stress
    3. CHAPTER 3: Learning from the best: Uncle John
      1. A timely career change
    4. CHAPTER 4: Mindset: the game changer
      1. Change your outlook, change your life
    5. CHAPTER 5: The power of mentorship
      1. Tapping into the right side of the brain
      2. Finding my ‘why’
      3. Mind mapping
    6. CHAPTER 6: Riding a financial rollercoaster
      1. The beginning of the end
    7. CHAPTER 7: Financial control: the basics
      1. Life-changing lessons
    8. CHAPTER 8: How to spend less than you earn
    9. CHAPTER 9: Keep cash as your king
      1. Regaining control
    10. CHAPTER 10: Work smart, not hard
      1. It's simple, but not easy
      2. The heart, the head and the hands
    1. CHAPTER 11: Buying in
      1. There’s only truth in numbers
      2. The value is in the land
    2. CHAPTER 12: Getting started
      1. Lender's mortgage insurance
      2. Government grants
      3. My first property
    3. CHAPTER 13: Cash flow: the oxygen of investing
      1. Managing cash flow
      2. Negative gearing
    4. CHAPTER 14: Compound growth: the Eighth Wonder of the World
      1. Compound growth and property
    5. CHAPTER 15: Turning up the volume
      1. Borrowing 90 per cent
      2. Borrowing 80 per cent
      3. Time is your best friend
    6. CHAPTER 16: Assembling a team
      1. Mentor
      2. Banker/broker
      3. Property manager
      4. Accountant
    7. CHAPTER 17: Little habits, big results
      1. Wake up early
      2. Make the first hour of the day yours
      3. Get your heart going
      4. Get enough sleep
      5. Practise gratitude and humility
      6. Visualise
      7. Spend time with like-minded people
      8. Be a reader, be a leader
      9. Turn off
    8. CHAPTER 18: Making the best of the worst
      1. Previous crises
      2. Focusing on the facts
      3. The insight
      4. Population growth and supply
      5. Affordability
      6. What's the lesson?
    9. CHAPTER 19: Ready, set, go!
    1. What if I lose my job or my income reduces?
    2. What if I can't get a tenant for my property?
    3. What if interest rates increase?
    4. What if my loans go to principal and interest?
    5. Is it realistic for property to increase in value like it has in the past?
    6. What if my tenant leaves suddenly or damages the property?
    7. Won't the banks stop lending me money at some point?
    8. What if the government abolishes negative gearing?
    9. What are holding costs?
    10. Shouldn't I be diversifying?
  9. INDEX

Product information

  • Title: Bulletproof Investing
  • Author(s): James Fitzgerald
  • Release date: June 2021
  • Publisher(s): Wiley
  • ISBN: 9780730394556