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A Wealthy Life

May 18, 2023

Episode 64: When is the Right Time to Invest?


“Should I be investing now or should I wait till next year?” Uncertain if you’re ready to take the next step on your property journey? Last week, we established that now is always the right time to invest, because housing prices will always rise. 


This week is all about a deep dive into understanding cash flow. I’ll define ROI, or return on investment. I’ll explain how property is a long term investment technique that relies on cash flow over capital gain. I’ll show you how to calculate whether a particular opportunity is a good use of your money and provide examples comparing different investment options. I’ll use the Crossrail project in London to illustrate the enduring importance of factoring in location when determining whether to invest–tying together the balance between time and place. Finally, I’ll leave you with this food for thought: now is the best time to buy and the only better time to have bought would have been last year.


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Highlights from this episode:


[00:01:45] – Cash flow over capital gain

[00:03:52] – ROI

[00:11:00] – Using ROI to compare investment options

[00:14:12] – Location

[00:22:45] – Why there will always be a need for private landlords


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Browse Books by Vicki: 

Using Other People’s Money: How to invest in property 4th edition  

Make More Money from Property: From investor thinking to a business mindset 2nd Edition  

Property for the Next Generation: Securing your future in uncertain times 2nd Edition  

The New Estate: Insights from the 22nd century  

The Wealthy Retirement Plan: A revolutionary guide to living the rest of your in style  


Or read the following Ebooks on  

9 Critical Property Principles  

The De-Job Yourself Manual: Break your reliance on a monthly wage  

The Values Manual: Understand what your values are and how they can be key to a successful business   

The Goal Setting Manual: Create meaningful and practical goals then achieve them