How to start investing without a plan

By Staff Reporter
Successful property investment

A real-life investor talks to the team about how he successfully built a portfolio on the fly - and what he's learned along the way. Listen now!

It’s more stories from real-life investors this week.

Jim Hall comes in to talk about how a fishing trip nearly five years ago changed his life forever. Jim knew he had to do something to build wealth for his young family, but wasn’t sure exactly what to do.

In this episode he opens up about how he started property investing. By his own admission, he started without a plan but with the courage to take action. Jim tells us the lessons he learned along the way, and - more importantly - the lessons he’s still learning.

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Listen to other instalments of The Smart Property Investment Show: 
Episode 26: 'How we bought 11 properties in less than 5 years': The SPI Show reveals all
Episode 25: 'How I bought six properties even though the banks don't want to lend to me and I'm self-employed'
Episode 24: 'How property helped me quit the rat race'
Episode 23: 'The worst property investment decision we made' 
Episode 22: 7 properties by 25. How this young investor did it 
Episode 21: The magic formula for negotiating on properties
Episode 20: 'How we recovered from our auction nightmare and bought a property goldmine'
Episode 19: ‘How I built a multimillion-dollar portfolio even though I bought the wrong properties’
Episode 18: ‘What’s the worst that can happen?’ The ups and downs of DIY property management
Episode 17: The secrets to my success – how I built a massive portfolio on a modest income
Episode 16: How I'll retire on $200,000 a year
Episode 15: 10 properties in 6 years – how this elite sportsman will create a passive income
Episode 14: How I turned $4,500 into a multimillion-dollar portfolio 
Episode 13: Are we about to see real estate Armageddon? 
Episode 12: My sink-or-swim investment strategy
Episode 11: How your living expenses will affect your borrowing ability and is it time to chat with your lender?
Episode 10: Is it boom or doom in 2016... and is ready access to finance assured in the year ahead?
Episode 9: How a tradie bought 12 properties in under 4 years 
Episode 8: 'How I bought 9 properties on a modest income - all before 30'   
Episode 7: How to pick a hotspot; Here comes the squeeze!
Episode 6: How to start investing without a plan
Episode 5: 'How I built a portfolio from scratch'
Episode 4: Christmas special! We look back on 2015 and forecast what's in store for investors in 2016
Episode 3: Are we in a property bubble? Does aircraft noise depress property prices? And where's the next boom?
Episode 2: Where are prices on the way back? What's the future for mining towns? Are we all in a ponzi scheme?
Episode 1: What do you do when rates rise? How APRA is affecting investors. And have we found new hotspots? 

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