If you had a savings somewhere in the tens of thousands, which could be a year or more down the track, an Australian whisky distillery gives a
guaranteed 9% return on investments over 3 years. I will post a link to the Australian TV program which I saw the details about it on, below.
Otherwise if your considering diversifying your talents, if you INVEST in a RIGID TRUCK LICENSE and get your passport you could probably snag a job on
The Wheatstone Project in Onslo, Western Australia. The average truck driver on that site earns a base wage of $35/hour, 12 hours per day, 7 days per
week, working 4 weeks on, 1 week off, Fly-In, Fly-Out from Perth (FIFO) at company expense, NO EDUCATION REQUIRED, with penalties included. The
Mon-Fri first 8 hours Normal-Time, then any hours after that is Time-and-a-half.
Saturdays is Time-and-a-half for the first 8 hours then the rest of the day is Double-Time.
Sunday is Double-Time ALL DAY
I left school at 17, I've got no education or trade qualifications, but the best investment I have ever made is my Truck License. Your license must
include ANY rigid vehicle with 3 axles above 8 tonnes.
The Wheatstone Project is run by an American company called CHEVRON, no doubt you've heard of them, and its a 5000 man project with many US, UK, NZ,
and other nationalities already mobilised to make up the apparent lack of Aussie workers in that part of the country because there are many other
large projects that demand just as much manpower to operate at a daily level, and despite W.A being larger than Texas it's population is only 1
million people. I've done FIFO work in West Aussie for 4 years now, I am now 43 and its the best thing that has happened to me FINANCIALLY in my
life. In another 2 weeks I will be sending resumes to The Wheatstone Project myself.
Wheatstone News Article - July 19, 2012.
This might sound like a lot of BS to people who have never worked over here, but if you talk to anyone who has ever worked over here they will relate
to you similar details. Before I made the effort to move from Sydney to Perth I worked in a job for 17 years earning $350/wk. No O/T and working in
the heat and rain everyday without A/C. It's the best decision I've ever made.
Otherwise you can try a 5% p.a interest paid monthly, high interest saver.