Category Archives: General

Census 2016 – be counted or boycott?

It’s that time again. Time to complete the national census and be counted as part of the varying statistics that make up our country. I actually look forward to completing the census. What can I say, I’m a bit of a ‘form’ freak! And to be quite honest, I’m glad to be completing the Census […]

hiring, working with tradies, tradespeople, tradesmen, trades, steps to

10 steps to hiring and working with tradies

Have you ever put off work that needs to be done around the house or a bigger reno project simply because you hate the idea of working with tradespeople? You wouldn’t be the first person. Tradespeople, or tradies as they are affectionately called, can be known to be a challenge to work with. Even the […]

Chicks and Mortar breaking the rules, property management

Breaking the rules in property management

My husband breaks ALL the rules when it comes to property…well that’s not entirely true. But he definitely breaks the rules when it comes to property management. One of our properties we have owned for years and after a few short term leases, we now have it rented out to a lovely elderly lady who […]

women inequality, gender inequality, sexism, wage inequality

Sparking a gender debate – Let’s go there!

Recently I was interviewed for The Cairns Weekend Post to promote my new book – Chicks and Mortar – A woman’s guide to investing in property. The headline read “Investor Guide Sparks Gender Debate”. Now, I wasn’t expecting the story to go that way and honestly, I was a little put off at first. I […]

finding the right Investment Property

3 Steps to finding the right Investment Property

When it comes to finding the right investment property there is no time for browsing. Sure you can pluck a few open homes from the local paper and go along for a sticky, but if you are serious about wanting to buy a good quality appropriate investment then this is not the best approach. So […]

Inspiring Change

March 8 2014 is International Woman’s Day and this years theme is ‘Inspiring Change’. This made me think a lot about which women have inspired change in me and also which women have inspired change in others. There are some amazing ladies out there doing amazing things. Many women I meet personally, are wanting to […]

Wealth Inequality

Recently I stumbled upon this video via and it seriously blew my mind. I consider myself a realist and I knew that the distribution of wealth was not even close to what the general population thinks it is, but the extent on which it is skewed still blew me away. It’s a must watch […]

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