It’s amazing what “real wealth” is supposed to get you these days, especially on Instagram.
I find that reality is very different.
Ask any of my clients why they’re looking to build wealth in property and more often than not they’re thinking of their partners, their family or the people around them.
Being able to take care of others is often first and foremost.
So last year the BuySide team and the professional partners we work with decided to set our own example.
We opted to take part of the fees from each sale and contribute them to a charity that was close to our hearts called Learning Links.
Learning Links have a great program called Counting For Life that helps target children in Years 3-5 who are struggling and falling behind in their financial literacy – one of the key pieces of education we feel is missing in today’s schools.
What we loved about the program was that it was a psychology-backed program that, in 10 weeks, literally advanced the kids numerical learning by up to a year!
Check out the video in more detail here:
So coming into 2018 we have been fortunate enough to have raised $10,000 for the program, and I thought it was worth sharing the story on 3 levels.
Firstly, much like improving personal finances and increasing savings, putting away a small amount over time can really add up.
Secondly, the best things are achieved when you draw on the people around you. We couldn’t have achieved what we did without the help and support of our clients and referral partners. These funds will now go to support 10 kids in a program that I honestly feel will change their lives.
And finally, it’s to ask yourself, why do you do what you do? If you can tie your actions to something larger than yourself, you may be surprised at what you can achieve.
If you want to start getting serious about building wealth for yourself and those around you, reach out and ask me about some of the opportunities in today’s property market and get schooled up with this month’s market report.
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