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Everything posted by theworknomad

  1. I already have my income from business pretty much automated. People that work their asses off making other people rich are mugs, and that's probably about 80% of the working population.
  2. NZ is no paradise unless you are on a gap year or approaching retirement. A huge amount of the working population have left the country and living in Australia for a better climate and much better wages. Wages are driven down by immigrants from pacific islands who will work for a few $. NZ and OZ are also not cheap, last time I visited I found them both more expensive than the UK, particularly grocery shopping, cars, broadband / mobile phones. Houses over there also way out of kilter with wages, partly fueled by investment from China. NZ is a lovely place but it is very isolated (kiss goodbye to cheap foreign holidays) and I'd only advise living there if you have pots of money in the first place. Lots of Brits, particularly those in trades really struggle out there, no doubt tempted by stupid daytime TV programs that paint a very unrealistic picture.
  3. £450k is fair enough for a house on a decent tube line, Morden is also good as you are guaranteed a seat on the tube, and after living in Clapham Common I can tell you it's worth it's weight in gold to sit down, it was even an issue getting on trains sometimes!
  4. Lets face it, prices are never going to crash, not in the way we hope they will. The sooner we all accept we have missed the boat the better!
  5. Northumberland... I don't think anywhere down South ticks the boxes because its so damn expensive, unless you want to live in a hell hole like Corby, Gt Yarmouth, Hastings to name but a few.
  6. Everyone is having children, and many of them, not surprising really!
  7. old fashioned attitude = bigots, racists etc
  8. Even if you own a house outright? Surely this cannot be true!
  9. How on earth av you managed to save up 200k? I suspect you have done that illegally somehow.
  10. London is the most vibrant city in the world, how can you say some Cypriot town full of chavs on holiday more vibrant or even Valencia? Have you lived there? I have and found the city dead most evenings!
  11. I have been a minimalist for years, in fact I lived out of a 60L backpack for three years + - its amazingly liberating getting rid of all the shit you don't need.
  12. East London = Shithole and can't believe people would choose to live there unless they had no choice;.
  13. Things in Bristol are changing, seeing a lot more on the market and more houses under 250k all the way up Gloucester Road (more Horfiled, Ashley Down and Golden Hill end).
  14. Unless you are planning on buying in Ireland then who gives a shit? Ireland has the same significance as Mongolia!
  15. So lets just go ahead and ruin all countryside with thoughtless developments and turning villages into Thamesmead re-incarnations!
  16. I have always believed that people should emigrate for pull factors not push. For instance I see climate and ability to spend more time outdoors as a good reason to leave the UK because for many it will enhance quality of life, whereas leaving because there are too many immigrants is not a good reason (immigrants are everywhere of course). Do you really think you will be happier just because you are a home owner? If anyone does feel the need to leave then I'd advise that you rent for at least one year before wading in with your ££££s. Just look at the stats for Brits coming home from Australia, think its around 1/3, and consider that Australia is one of the most attractive places and easiest for Brits to fit in due to similar culture, language etc No doubt 0.001% of people who whinge about the UK and write on forums stating they want to leave actually end up getting off their backsides and go.
  17. What a negative view you have! Stop reading newspapers. Britain is no worse than any other western country for prospects and opportunities in life, and is considerably better than the rest of the world that is not considered 'developed'. Funny how virtually everyone I know in the UK is happy with the country as a whole. We have relatively low taxes, decent job prospects (why do so many foreigners flock here still?) and free healthcare just as starters. Try finding that combo in the rest of the world. Anyone willing to move to a country just because they can afford property there needs a reality check, and many that go ahead end up back after a few years anyway when they miss friends, family, pubs, green hills, sense of order, etc etc Grass is never greener folks.
  18. Makes me laugh when all these people claim that they are going to move abroad because of house prices here etc... Have they considered the language, job opportunities, different culture, being away from friends and family? Just because a house is cheaper in France, Austria etc etc does not make it a reason to move there. Get real people!
  19. No you don't make much from selling a dream, its very hard to do that successfully. I have a variety of way of making an online income, from affiliate marketing, ebay stuff, designing websites, buying and selling domains, selling websites...Key as with any business is to diversify and keep a number of income streams working for you. Eggs in one basket, too true with anything online. Not easy to start up this sort of thing, takes hard work and commitment but there again so does any other business or career.
  20. Sounds excellent to me and I agree that France is a great country to do this. I have been very tempted to do this myself, with an online business it sometimes seems crazy to stay in the UK for any length of time, if it wasn't for family and friends I would not be here now, but they are important so I am 'stuck' here for the time being. However I am planning on escaping for the winter for a few months, probably NZ where I have another good set of friends and where I can enjoy another summer (and a real summer!). Despite staying in temporary places out there I know I will be better off, even with £1000 worth of flights etc because I won't have the high UK rent, gym memberships, tv/broadband, council tax etc etc draining my bank account every month. So not only is it a lifestyle choice, its also a financial choice to have a break from the UK. I seriously would like to own my own place in the UK but there is no way I'd pay the current silly prices. Happy to save, invest elsewhere for a few years then buy for cash when prices drop, and I won't need them to drop too much, just a bit more.
  21. Still 10x local wages! That's no bargain and Exeter Airport is due for expansion too.
  22. Interesting sig link goldbug, I am surprised the mods allow you to get away with that one...
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