Retire Well Retire Happy Podcast

By Ann E Nelson

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An Australian look at Reinventing Yourself for Retirement and getting yourself Retirement Ready.

Episode Date
It Helps To Have Humour For A Successful Retirement

Becky Kueker, International Speaker and Author, reveals why it helps to have humour for a successful retirement. Becky shares how to find Purpose after a career in Retirement. According to Becky it is important to put yourself first after the life time of looking after everyone else. 

Dec 13, 2018
Episode #103: How To Become Unstoppable With Your Own Business


Kelly Roach is a coach that has experience in the trenches helping businesses grow. Kelly wants to share how to become unstoppable with your own business. Protecting your future is why you need to start a side hustle for retirement. This is one strategy to learn to protect your retirment. 

Dec 06, 2018
Episode #102: How To Manage Risk With A Rules-Based Investing Strategy

Jim Fortier, a highly experienced Financial Advisor, Founder & Managing Director of Portfolio Cafe, believes we need to know how to manage risk with a rules-based investing strategy. This alone will save us from making costly investing mistakes. Tim shares why rules based trading strategies can save you money. Times have changed and the old ways of investing will not necessarily work in modern days. By putting a higher priority on managing risk will help protect our retirement savings for the long term. 

Nov 29, 2018
Episode #101: How to Avoid Overpriced Stocks To Guard Your Nest Egg

Roger Montgomery, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Montgomery Investment Management talks about how to avoid overpriced stocks to guard your nest egg. Do it yourself, DIY, investors will have been watching the waning of the long bull market with concern. Is this the end of the anything goes up boom? Now is the time to learn why value stocks will protect your money for retirement. 

Nov 22, 2018
Episode #100: Get Cryptocurrency Education And Learn How To Trade

Craig Cobb, otherwise known as Trader Cobb, wants us to get Cryptocurrency education and learn how to trade. Find out ways to make money out of this fourth asset class to stay ahead of the game.  Craig has recorded a series of easy to follow videos on how to make money either way with trading cryptocurrencies. Large online stores have been built on the internet like Amazon. However the future belongs to the companies building on the blockchain and we need to get a handle on this new technology. 

Nov 15, 2018
Episode #99: How To Go About Estate Planning And Writing Your Will

Jules Haas, a New York-based Attorney, talks about how to avoid challenges to your wishes. We like to think we have all our bases covered when it comes to our assets and how they will be dealt with when we pass. Today will we learn how to go about estate planning and writing your will. This is a reminder that we all need to hear. Over time our situation may change and we need to reflect those changes in our wishes to how we want our estate to be dealt with. 

Nov 08, 2018
Episode #98: Risks And Rewards Of Angle Investing

Matt Ward found out early in life that he hated having an ordinary job. Matt learnt how to make money via eCommerce and has gone onto Angle Investing. Listen to Matt talk about the risks and rewards of Angle Investing. Matt also shares his passion of how to have a bigger and better life that will make a bigger impact through the Podcast show of Fringefm.

Nov 01, 2018
Episode #97: Happiness Is A Choice We Can Make For Retirement

It's a bold statement to make to say you are never going to retire. Neville Garnham believe that happiness is a choice we can make for retirement. Neville believes that if he stopped working and vegetated than he would surely die quickly. Keeping busy through working, mentoring, lecturing and volunteering is going to keep him happily busy for many year to come.

Oct 25, 2018
Episode #96: How To Achieve A Dream Lifestyle When You Retire in Puerto Rico

Norm Pyle and wife Deb from Kneedeepinit, decided to retire to a life on purpose. They had a radical shift and moved from cold Colorado to  retire to the island of Vieques, PR. How to achieve a dream lifestyle when you retire in Puerto Rico is a great goal that required a shift in their priorities. Norm and Deb prove anything can be achieved when you focus on the end result. 

Oct 18, 2018
Episode 95:Granny Flat Arrangement For Seniors

We are all living a lot longer and as Baby Boomers we face the prospect of caring for our parents as they age. What is the best strategy for taking care of our elderly parents, a question that more baby boomers are asking? Steve Jenkosky from Golden Age Advisory talks about the growing popularity of Granny Flat Arrangement for Seniors. This gives families an affordable housing option for seniors care that can also provide favourable financial solutions for estate planning. 

Oct 12, 2018
Episode 94:More Baby Boomers Are Facing The Poverty Trap in Retirement

We can't all live off social security so where is the other money from? Ray Ciafardini host of the Radical Retirement Podcast helps to shin the light on the number of baby boomers that have not saved for retirement. Nobody wants to end up Old and Broke. So why are so many baby boomers falling into the poverty trap. 

Oct 04, 2018
Episode 93. Time to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone in Retirement

If you are in a comfort zone, afraid to venture out. Remember that all winners at one time were filled with doubt. Ann Nelson talks aobut how she went when it was time to venture outside her comfort zone in Retirement.

Sep 27, 2018
Want To Increase The Size Of Your Nest Egg? Episode 92 Retire Well Retire Happy Podcast Show

Darryl Lyons came from humble beginngs and was always fascinated by money. Darryl shares insights for those who want to increase the size of your nest egg. Darryl is a Certified Financial Planner and a Behavioral Financial Advisor and explains the importance of knowing why your decisions and behaviour affect your bottom line. 

Sep 20, 2018
What happens when you are 50 and homeless? Episode 91 Retire Well Retire Happy

Australian, Wendy Coe, talks with Ann about how poverty and homelessness is a trap for many women. Wendy knows what happens when you are 50 and homeless as she chooses to work in this ever growing sector. Wendy has survived leaving home at 17 and being a stay at home single mother. This is a hard hitting episode that is a wake up call to all women. 

Sep 13, 2018
How to win in the stock market with inter market analysis. Episode 90 Retire Well Retire Happy Podcast

Part 2 of the Lane Mendelsohn interview talking about how to win in the stock market with inter market analysis. Lane says you can get the results you desire using the right tools for the job. Together with your game plan you will get confidence to become more competent at trading using quality trading software. 

Sep 06, 2018
Learn how to protect and grow the nest egg. Episode 89 Retire Well Retire Happy Podcast

Lane Mendelsohn from Vantage Point software wants us to learn how to protect and grow the nest egg . Do you have time on your side or are you only looking at the size of your nest egg now that you are close to retirement? Either way once you get your mind-set right then Vantage Point have tools based on artificial intelligence to use. Part 1. 

Aug 31, 2018
How to make money online. Episode 88 Retire Well Retire Happy Podcast Show.

John Ratcliffe, a self taught share market trader, talks about how to make money online and becoming an Aussie expat in Argentina. Trading is one job that allows you to live anywhere in the world.

Aug 23, 2018
Are you going to be re-fired or retired. Episode 87 Retire Well Retire Happy Podcast Show

Kerry Hannon, author of 'What's Next, Follow your Passsion and Find Your Dream Job", asks are you going to be re-fired or retired? Many of us find ourselves looking for a new job in our 50s or 60s and Kerry shares her stories on how to avoid getting stuck in the moment. 

Aug 16, 2018
How To Prepare For The Second Act Of Your Life. Episode 86 Retire Well Retire Happy Podcast

Kerry Hannon, nationally recognized expert and strategist on career transitions, personal finance and retirement in the USA talks about how to prepare for the second act of your life. Kerry offers insights into how you can be prepared to face ageism in the workforce. 

Aug 11, 2018
How to travel with special dietary needs. Episode 85 Retire Well Retire Happy Podcast

Wendy Werneth, the Nomadic Vegan, reveals how to travel with special dietary needs. Wendy has travelled to 109 countries and this episode this world traveller reveals her vegan travel trips. 

Jul 26, 2018
How to be on top of your finances at any time. Episode 84 Retire Well Retire Happy Podcast

We have all been down this investing path of holding onto stocks too long becasue we don't like taking a loss or want to admit we made a mistake. Would you like to learn how analysis tools can help protect your capital? Russell Markham from VectorVest talks about how to be on top of your finances at any time.

Jul 19, 2018
What everyone needs to know to become a successful expat. Episode 83 Retire Well Retire Happy

Therese Lafleche shares why immersion courses are the best way to learn a foreign language. World traveller and expat since the age of 16 Therese has compiled a video series interviewing different experts on what everyone needs to know to become a successful expat.

Jul 12, 2018
Learn how not to lose money. Episode 82 Retire Well Retire Happy Podcast

Paul Moore made money young and retired early. That was his first mistake retiring without a plan. He then went on and thought he was investing but learned the hard way the difference between investing and speculating. On todays show we learn how not to lose money and know why life can be so much better with a plan and a why. 

Jul 05, 2018
The problems with being a DINK, Double income no kids. Episode 81 Retire Well Retire Happy Podcast

Dr Sara Zeff Beger poses the question: Whos going to look after the solo agers? There is a surprising number of baby boomers are facing the problems with being a DINK, Double income no kids. Who's going to look after solo agers in old age?

Jun 28, 2018
How to make the most of your redundancy package. Episode 80 Retire Well Retire Happy

A job for life is a thing of the past. Nina Mapson Bone from Beaumont People, a Sydney based specialist recruitment agency, shares her tips on how to make the most of your redundancy package and overcoming unconscious bias in the workforce to the over 50s. 

Jun 21, 2018
Learn how simple brain hacks can change your life. Episode 79 Retire Well Retire Happy

This is part 2 of a two part series on brain function and how it affects us all. Ani Wilson, a brain performance mastery coach, says your life does not have to be chaotic in order to feel stress. Learn how simple brain hacks can change your life. 

Jun 14, 2018
How to slow down the aging process. Episode 78 Retire Well Retire Happy

Ani Wilson, a brain performance mastery coach, shares how to slow down the ageing process. This is part 1 of a two part series on brain function and how it affects us all. Ani suggests that you need to step outside your comfort zone to slow down the ageing process.

Jun 07, 2018
Secrets to lead a happy life. Episode 77 Retire Well Retire Happy

Would you like to know about the secrets to lead a happy life? ShaEn Yeo has a masters in Applied Positive Psychology and believes that when you are down you just take the next step. Too often you are caught up in negative bias and just need to focus where you pay your attention.

Jun 01, 2018
How to keep the mind and body active in Retirement. Episode 76 Retire Well Retire Happy Podcast

Barbara Nielsen tells us how to keep the mind and body active in retirement. Transitioning to retirement is one option to consider. Barbara talks about what you need to tick off before you retire?

May 23, 2018
Politicians need to leave our retirement savings alone. Episode 75 Retire Well Retire Happy Podcast

Noel Whittaker, Australia's leading financial commentator, talk’s ways to avoid the pain of Labor’s proposed franking credit changes. The alarm bells are sounding and will hit the poorest retirees hardest. Politicians need to leave our retirement savings alone. 

May 18, 2018
How to optimize our health from the inside out. Episode 74 Retire Well Retire Happy.

A traumatic experience led Wade T. Lightheart, a 3-time All Natural National Bodybuilding Champion, down the path of helping individuals transform their digestive health, wellness and overall lives. In the search for answers to his failing health, Wade now shares his learnings on how to optimize our health from the inside out.

May 10, 2018
Planning can advantage you in your golden years. Episode 73 Retire Well Retire Happy

A combination of baby boomers starting to retire and the challenges governments face around the world with providing services for this aging population spurred Steve Jenkosky on to start Golden Age Advisory. Planning can advantage you in your golden years as people struggle with government red tape. Seek advice from experts in Elder Care for the best choices for your loved ones.

May 03, 2018
How to Retire to a new country. Episode 72 Retire Well Retire Happy

Stephanie Cunningham  and her partner visited Australia, fell in love and came back to stay permanently.  A great way to fit into a new country is to start with volunteering and work your way up. Through a love of yoga Stephanie started teaching and found a new purpose of helping seniors. 

Apr 26, 2018
Learn how to set up simple positive cash flow. Episode 71 Retire Well Retire Happy

Lane Kawaoka is setting himself up to leave the rat race behind. Starting from a young age Lane rented out his house for a profit.  This encouraged the purchase of several more homes. Lane now coaches, mentors and has become a Real Estate Entrepreneur doing syndicated private equity groups deals.From Lane you will learn how to set up simple positive cash flow with Real Estate.

Apr 19, 2018
How to make a great impression for the over 50s. Episode 70 Retire Well Retire Happy Podcast

Over 50 and looking for work? You will benefit from these practical tips for the job hunter from Mac Prichard, of Mac's List. Learn how to make a great impression for the over 50s.

Apr 12, 2018
How to look forward to your retirement. Episode 69 Retire Well Retire Happy Podcast

Getting kids interested in money and how it works is the key to getting young ones financial future off on the right foot. Eric says, "You don’t want to end up old and broke." Listen to Eric Brotman's take of how to look forward to your retirement.

Apr 05, 2018
Learn how a Stressed executive gained a better quality of life. Episode 68 Retire Well Reitre Happy Podcast

It’s amazing where you journey can take you. Usually we start looking for something else when we are not happy with what we are currently doing. Learn how a Stressed executive gained a better quality of life. Mark Podolsky life changed when he learned how to make money with raw land deals.

Mar 29, 2018
Do you suffer from the fear of missing out on life? Episode 67 Retire Well Retire Happy Podcast.

Do you suffer from the fear of missing out on life? Our lives have no limitations, except the ones you make says Les Brown. If you want to know how to achieve anything you want then you will need to realize that anything is possible to create the life of your dreams.

Mar 22, 2018
The benefits of investing in Mobile Home Parks. Episode 66 Retire Well Retire Happy

Investing like life is a journey. You need to begin somewhere.  It is often a case of trial and error to find what works best for you before finding your niche. Kevin Bupp shares his investing journey explaining the benefits of Mobile Home Park ownership.

Mar 15, 2018
How To Set Yourself Up From That JOB. Episode 65 Retire Well Retire Happy

It’s a brave person that starts their own business. Businesswoman Janet Culpitt shares her success secrets of small business. Janet grew her family business by mastering the art of networking and now helps other business owners thrive through her coaching service.  Listen and learn how to set yourself up from that JOB.

Mar 08, 2018
How to protect those retirement savings structures. Episode 64 Retire Well Retire Happy Podcast

Chris Balalovski, Chairman of the Self-Managed Independent Superannuation Funds Association (SISFA), speaks up for the interests of thousands of trustees and industry to Governement. SISFA helps self directed investors with SMSF structures maintain high professional standards through its professional membership and public education iniatives. 

Mar 01, 2018
30 years of worry is a long time to be correctly diagnosed. Episode 63 Retire Well Retire Happy

30 years of worry is a long time to be correctly diagnosed. Kimberly Miles became passionate about natural health and healing as she set out to find the root cause of her symptoms. The findings will surprise you. 

Feb 22, 2018
There are many ways to make money. Episode 62 Retire Well Retire Happy Podcast

There are many ways to make money.  It takes good teachers that have the rungs on the board that will give you the best education. Sean Allison sort out the best in the world to learn options trading. He has became successful in his own right and now teaches others. 

Feb 15, 2018
What is your vision for your life? Episode 61 Retire Well Retire Happy

Jim Rhoan said, "If you don't have a plan then you will become part of someone else's plan". What is your vision for your life? Todd Tresidder prioritised building wealth in his life and was able to retire the first time at 35. One size financial planning does not fit all. 

Feb 08, 2018
What's your motivation to hold gold in your portfolio? Episode 60 Retire Well Retire Happy

Whether you are a collector, an investor or you just don't trust the government people buy gold for different reasons. Peter Hugg, Kitco Metals, discusses the various types of personalities that buy gold and what attracts them to the different ways you can own gold.  

Jan 31, 2018
How to make Life Comfortable with Seniors Finance. Episode 59 Retire Well Retire Happy

It may not be a well know but a reverse mortgage is seen as a viable option in retirement to top up your funds. Andrew Ford, from Heartland Seniors Finance, explains how seniors are using this finance option to give peace of mind.

Jan 25, 2018
Why you should use an expert analyst to safeguard your money. Episode 58 Retire Well Retire Happy

Do self-directed investors have the necessary experience to do the research to make informed investing decision?  Are you better off using an expert analyst to safeguard your money?  Roger Montgomery, founder and Chief Investment Officer of Montgomery Investment Management, answers these questions and shares his analysis of the strong market. 

Jan 18, 2018
Ways to build your wealth episode 57 Retire Well Retire Happy

Many of us dream of owning our own home. Most of us don’t have the money and borrow to achieve that goal. We use an investment strategy called margin lending. The borrower uses the asset you buy as security for the loan. This old financial technique can also be used to buy shares or managed funds with the aim of increasing the investment value over time.

Jan 12, 2018
How To Create Wealth For The Future. Episode 56 Retire Well Retire Happy

We learn a lot when we listen to others that have been there and done that. It can take years to come up win a successful winning investing strategy. Sit back and enjoy listening to a summary of the experts that have shared their investing secrets in 2017.

Jan 04, 2018
Reflections on life. How To Build A Better Future. Episode 55 Retire Well Retire Happy

A glimpse of the past can prepare us to look forward to what's ahead. That is why I am focusing on reflections on life stories that have been covered with the guest's I have interviewed this year. How to build a better future by taking a glimpse of the past.

Dec 24, 2017
Where Do Get Help When You Are Not The Expert? EP 54 Retire Well Retire Happy

Even experienced investors like hanging out in a group. There is always something to learn. Where better than to join a mastermind group where you can hangout with likeminded people and share your knowledge. The Bottom Feeding investor group is putting some fun back into investing. 

Dec 14, 2017
Where will you live in the third half of your life?

Isolation is one of the key issues that we face as we age. Women more than men will be in this predicament as women tend to outlive their male partners. Are you rattling around in that big house on your own? Are you interested in ageing with people of similar interests? Lew Bowers from PDX Commons, a senior co-housing project in Portland, Oregon, explains how this new concept works.

Dec 07, 2017
Buying overseas shares is now as simple as online shopping

Have you been frustrated in your efforts to buy overseas shares?  Matthew Leibowitz used his experience running a Trading Team in Chicago to set up a simple way to buy overseas shares with his new online shop called Stake.  Buying overseas has never been easier or cheaper.

Nov 30, 2017
Improve Your Chances For Success With Life Plans Episode 51 Retire Well Retire Happy

It is never too late to start a life plan. It can be as simple as taking a pen in hand and record your satisfaction with each area of your life now. Compare your results with a perfect wheel. Now you have a starting point you will see what you need to work on to create more balance in your life.

Nov 25, 2017
Why do more women risk running out of money? EP 50 Retire Well Retire Happy Podcast

We are all facing longevity risk. And that is why it is imperative that we make a conscious effort to save more money while we are still working. Life expectancy has continued to increase with the females now aged 65 expected to live to 87.1 and a 65-year-old male can expect to live to 84.2 according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Nov 16, 2017
Retirement Can Be About Compromise

Retirement can be about compromise. One of the reasons for disagreement is deciding where to live in retirement. Tricia Pimental, author and the Portuguese correspondent for International Living, was convinced by her husband to move to Portugal. Listen to how it has turned out for them. 

Nov 09, 2017
No excuses, Lead an extraorandary life

We have been the family taxi driver, the principal caregiver, the chief cook and bottle washer and regardless of our financial situation from age 60, it is our time to lead that life of our dreams. We need to be in control of our own destinies.  A way to do this is to follow our passions, passions we have long subdued.   Barbara Strickland reveals how she has followed her desire to express thoughts in writing and became an author and blogger.

Nov 05, 2017
Sometimes Life throws us a curveball, Episode 47 Retire Well Retire Happy

When a major, unexpected event takes place that puts all that we value in jeopardy we are mostly not prepared. Those are perhaps the lucky ones. Some of us get no warning, no second chance. The circumstance can also force us to search for a new path. My guest today, Kathy Fettke, was lucky, the doctors were wrong about her husband's melanoma. Together they went on to found the Real Wealth Network, member-based, that provides education to create Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate portfolios.

Oct 26, 2017
Want to Escape the stress of City Life? Episode 46 Retire Well Retire Happy

What do you do when your life is so busy that you continually feel stressed out?  Is your health suffering and you just don’t seem to be able to take the time to get better?  A more peaceful life can be achieved by Retiring Overseas. Today's guest, Rachel Devlin, the Chiang Mai correspondent for International Living Australia, did just that.

Oct 19, 2017
If you can't find what you are looking for create your own platform. Episode 45 Retire Well Retire Happy Show

Today's guest on episode 45 is Chuck Bolotin and he has a background in economics so he's used to looking at numbers and he was interested in finding a better place to live for less money and started to look for websites for information about places to retire overseas. He was unhappy with the results he was getting, so he decided to create a web site, a platform, where people could come and get credible information about living overseas before he actually went overseas himself.

Oct 12, 2017
What's the chances of becoming a Centenarian? Episode 44 Retire Well Retire Happy

Baby boomers may become the generation that could spend longer in retirement than they did working. What if you could have a "number" for your possible longevity to work towards? How better could your planning be if you knew that age you could look forward to living?

Oct 07, 2017
Do you know what true diversification means? Episode 43 Retire Well Retire Happy

My guest today, Paul Engeman from Ainslie Bullion, believes that we should be aware of what true financial diversification means and what could happen when you have all your investing eggs in the one basket.  Episode 43 on Retire Well Retire Happy podcast show is about showing a way to be truly diversified.

Sep 28, 2017
Road to anywhere is full of ups and downs: Episode 42 Retire Well Retire Happy Show

When you have had a few knocks in your life and get to retirement age it can be hard to start again financially. If you can't control your income then you can control your expenses by finding places to live overseas that will make your money last longer. Jeff Wilken has had to reinvent himself a few times and combined that with his wanderlust of living in different places. 

Sep 21, 2017
How to get a better return on your fixed income

Investing can be scary for some. There is a element of risk with any investments. For those that want to be able to sleep at night than bonds are in an asset class to allow you to do that.   Elizabeth Moran works for FIIG, the fixed income specialists, and will help demystify the bond market for us today

Sep 14, 2017
Secrets to a Successful Retirement

Everyone wants to know the secret. We want the inside knowledge on how to achieve what they have been dreaming about say a happy retirement.  Retirement is up to us and on todays show I have Kathy Kline from Rock Your Retirement podcast show to share the Lifestyle secrets that Kathy has learned. Listen as Kathy and Ann Nelson swap stories and secrets with on todays Retire Well Retire Happy Podcast. 

Sep 07, 2017
Are you letting Fear stop you investing in Cryptocurrencies?

Fear can hold us back, stopping us from trying something new. It is being hailed as the new 4th asset class. Cryptocurrency has boomed and continues to send the charts in a never ending upward movement. The number of cryptocurrencies has grown to over 800. What do you know about them?

Aug 31, 2017
How to lead an active Retirement

Who said life in retirement had to be sedentary.  We owe it to ourselves to keep active and keep ourselves in the best shape possible. Julia Chidgey is a  health coach and promotes how easy and important for us to take a look at our health choices to get our lives back in balance. Having a health coach may just be the secret weapon you need to support you in your quest to get you feeling on top of the world again

Aug 24, 2017
Be Ahead of the Pack

Just imagine knowing that your financial future was taken care of and you can look forward to your retirement.  The things you do today will have a bearing on your future.Today’s podcast guest on Retire Well Retire Happy, Tim Klingner, started playing the ASX (Australian Stock Exchange) share trading game while still at high school.  It gave him the confidence and knowledge to start his investing journey at an early age.

Aug 17, 2017
Luxury Holidays

Whether it is a once in a life time adventure or we are just getting to that stage in our lives when we are more cashed up and can enjoy a few more frills the over 50’s are leaning towards indulging in luxury holidays. To get the latest on where you can travel to I turned to Leanne Willmot, the Sales Development manager for Queensland with Scenic, the Australian owned luxury specialist tour and Cruise Company.

Aug 10, 2017
Investing in the Stock Market can give you Choices in Retirement

Some of us are self-directed investors that look after the investing of their own nest eggs. Whether by need or for the challenge there are many of us out there that are making good money investing in the stock market? Noel Edwards has agreed to share his investing journey with us in this latest episode of Retire Well Retire Happy podcast. Noel has become a success investor in the stock market by doing the work; he read the books, does his research and developed an investing strategy.  Noel after initial trial and error has come up with a winning strategy that suits him and his lifestyle giving him ample time to enjoy his hobbies and interests.

Aug 03, 2017
There’s value in paying for great advice.

There are a lot of people out there punting on property prices to keep going up. Not everyone that flips property makes money. Without proper research into the market and area some investors can come unstuck financially. However a property investor in it for the long term needs to have some plans in place and a strategy for the long term.

Paying for advice may seem foreign for many Australians but the value you get in return may not be measured in short term gains. In the long term good advice can pay you back 10 fold by buying in the right place and for the right price.  Rich Harvey has worked in the real estate market for many years and shares his expert knowledge on all things property buying. 

Jul 30, 2017
Life is a Journey of Self Discovery.

Today’s guest is Selina Seah, an Energy Alchemist, an author of the International Best Seller book, ‘The Invisible Power, The 9 Powerful Laws of Highly Successful People’. This is a little different from my usual interviews but it was too interesting not to share. Selina says that we are made up of more than our physical bodies. We all have an invisible energy and to truly know ourselves, we need to know more about ourselves than we are used to knowing. Her studies have taught Selina that there are more ways to accomplish things than most of us imagine. .  She sincerely believes she is able to help people understand themselves from the inside thus increasing their personal power.

Jul 20, 2017
Investing Success Starts with Creating a Road Map for your Life

Ann Babiarz, an investor, a coach and author of the book, ‘Up’, shares her Investing success tips.  Believe it or not it starts by creating a road map for your life. Life is a journey and when we go on a journey we need a plan. Ann explains why an investing strategy needs to be congruent with your life and values.

Jul 14, 2017
How to Escape the Rate Race

I love hearing about how people got out of the rut and found a way to put money aside and invest for their future. There are a lot get rich schemes out there. I prefer to see that the people that are promoting these investing strategies have rungs on the board and can prove that what they are pushing they have achieved success in personally. There is the old saying that if it seems too good to be true that perhaps it is.  As my guest on today’s show, Tyler Sheff, says ‘what makes the most money usually has the most risk’.Is this you Get Rich Plan?

There are other ways to invest for your future and sometimes slow and steady wins the race

Jul 06, 2017
Why we all need Financial Goals

We spend more time planning the family vacation than we do our financial future. That's a bold statement that Chistopher Calandra, a certified financial planner, makes during our interview for today's show. I think this is a shocking statistic but unfortunately it is true. Are we so busy living our lives that we don't step back and have a look at where we are heading? Long term goals may be hard to get your head around but once you stop and see the importance of setting some  financial goals then you will be on your way to securing your financial future. 

Jun 29, 2017
Downsizing - one of the Most Important Decision of Your Life

Where are we going to live in retirement? At least half of us are going to move. We move for various reasons. Some of us are downsizing because we are now empty nesters.  Aaron Hendon, a Seattle Realtor, real estate investor and author shares his tips on finding the right realtor for you. 

Jun 22, 2017
Staying Healthy Over 50 - Build Muscle

You can have all the money in the world but if you don't have good health you won't enjoy your retirement. Today's guest believes  that our health should be our number 1 priority. Dan Perryman is a former youngest Karate black belt holder in Iowa, USA. Dan has spent his last 8 years focusing on his health and now an exponent of  Low Carb eating. Have a listen to the interview and here give some tips that everyone can follow. 

Jun 15, 2017
How to create ‘mail box’ money

Is this the dream for us all to create ‘mail box’ money?  This is where money shows up either when we open the letter box and there is another cheque to bank or electronically in our bank account on a regular basis. How sweet is that? To be able to have that passive income coming in each month  or each quarter where we don’t have to lift too many fingers is the dream of many. This is the dream to build that passive income up to replace our job and enable us to retire or even retire early.

May 24, 2017
Have Internet - can Live Anywhere

The internet has opened up a whole new world to us all. It is absolute enthralling that most of us have the option of exploring the possibilities of having a job that is completely portable. Having the internet now means that we can live in one country and have our clients anywhere in the world. My guest does exactly this please join me and meet Naomi Colb who has a portable career and went looking for a country where she could live a conscious life.

May 11, 2017
Looking to Invest in a New Sector?

Who better to find out about an industry than from a CFO of the company working in that sector? I have been intrigued with posts on Instagram from Incremental Oil & Gas and decided to connect. I have been rewarded with a deep dive into the Oil & Gas sector and Microcap companies. As shareholders we have the right to ring the company up and ask questions about the company's performance. Have a listen to my interview with Simon Adams from Incremental Oil & Gas and get some tips from a CFO. 

May 01, 2017
Achieving your Dream Lifestyle

Are you prepared to think outside the square?  The world is becoming a global community. Join me as Keith and Tina Paul explain how they achieved their dream lifestyle at an earlier age by deciding to live in another country to Retire Early and Travel.

Apr 20, 2017
More than one way to leave a legacy

There is more than a few ways to make money. buying shares in good companies that show growth potential is one way to grow a new egg for your future. Starting at an early age gives the investor a huge advantage, time. Have a listen to Ben Clendon from Sharesight and you will hear about possibilities.

Apr 16, 2017
Investing - when do we start asking the Questions?

It can be daunting becoming an investor. There is so much to take in and so many questions to ask. Sometimes it got to the stage I just wanted to shout 'Stop the boat so I can get off',  on my investing journey. Being in a safe evnironment while you learn can give you courage to start your self-directed investing choices or the courage to be able to query your financial advisors. Ann interviews an Australian Investors Association (AIA) director, Russell Lees. Have a listen and see if this could be a good fit for you.

Mar 31, 2017
Passive Investing Platform for Real Estate

How do you benefit from a Real Estate portfilio without actually owning any investment properties? Amy Kirsch explains how accredited investors can dip their toes in the real estate market by becoming a passive investor in a wide variety of asset classes through the RealtyShares platform. 

Mar 19, 2017
The Wake-Up Call

Join Ann Nelson today as her guest Becky Keuker, reveals the valuable wake-up call that her and her husband received that made them sit up and take notice of what it is like to struggle in retirement when a family member ran out of money. Becky is a fun loving individual who shares her story both pre and post retirement. Are you ready to face the challenges that retirement brings?

Mar 11, 2017
Thou shalt retain control of your Investments

Jason Hartman  is a financial guru who believes Wall Street is a modern version of organised crime. Jason puts his trust in residential real estate and invests in postivite cash flow properties.  Jason is an author, speaker podcast rock star and financial guru. Listen as Jason reveals his investment criteria and the top places to invest.

Feb 26, 2017
How are you going to pay for your future?

According to Damion Lupo the best time to start saving and investing was 20 years ago. In other words start as soon as possible. Damion has a wealth of experience covering precious metals, real estate, venture capital and financial consultancy. 

Listen to America's , Damion Lupo, talk strategy about building wealth over many investing types.

Feb 14, 2017
America's Money Answer Man says Time beats all odds

Listen to Ann Nelson interview Jordan Goodman, America's Money Answer Man. Jordan has been writing and talking about Money for 40 years. He is regularly called upon as a financial analyst for TV shows  and is also a regular guest on national, local radio and podcasts. In this Retire Well Retire Happy episode Jordan share some of the strategies that we could all take advantage of to put us in a better financial position. 

Jan 22, 2017
Retiring with your Friends

Six friends, three couples, who got used to holidaying together conceived the idea of creating a Retirement Community together. This radical idea of living together in the future in the country in one dwelling was 10 years in the making. Listen to how these friends sorted through all the obstacles to bring their idea to fruition. Now seven years after successfully integrating into the local community they would not change a thing. 

Oct 27, 2016
Planning your Financial future gives you more choices

With over 15 years working in the Financial Services industry this experienced lady is switched on to the needs of clients and keeps their portfolios complying with the very latest in government legislation. Louise specializes in financial education, planning, property services and Self Managed Super Funds. Louise is the author of the book, Worthy Women, and director of the Lyfe Group. In the book Louise works through the stages of controlling your finances from getting your budget under control, asset protection, paying off the mortgage, then looking at your savings for retirement through Superannuation and  building your investments. 

Oct 04, 2016
Get Paid to Travel

Merrian Styles has 30 years experience of working around the world, in professions ranging from a managing director, marketing consultant to a  change facilitator. Merrian knows what it takes to run a company. Starting from a young age with her now ex-husband, they worked predominately with most of the large Oil & Gas companies taking them from Malaysia, to Cairo, Paris and Western Australia. Merrian has re-invented herself in her 50's and is using her work travel experience to pen a book, 'Taking Off How to be paid to Travel', interviewing, some of the most successful people in the world that combine work and travel. 

Aug 30, 2016
What's the safest Property Sector to Invest in?

Paul Flynn bought his first house in 1985 and over the last 30 odd years has gone on to establish the Paul Flynn Property Group, Queensland's largest established home company. Would you like to retire rich and live off your property rental income? Then you need to listen to someone that has done the hard yards and has built up a personal property portfolio of over 30 residential properties. Paul's listed business activities include property development, property trading, property investment, property marketing, property financing, property management, property maintenance, portfolio management, buyers agent, share investment and share trading. Listen to Paul Flynn's expert advise and catch one of his Property Seminars held  in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sydney, Australia.

Jul 04, 2016
Investing Secrets of the Wealthy.

Grahm Bibby is the founder of "The Insiders Club". Graham is an investment professional with over 35 years of studying what makes share markets move. Graham is also an entrepreneur, property developer, an author and sought after commentator on TV, media and is a regular on CNBC and Bloomberg. Graham's is the author of 'Master your Mind, Master your Money' and has a new book out soon, 'The Truth Behind the Investing Game". Graham shares his  insights from his extensive experience of studying the charts and the investing habits of the rich. 

Jun 24, 2016
Get your Self Managed Super Fund Structure Right with Shane Ellis

With  close to 600,000 self-managed super funds (SMSFs) now operating in Australia and average account balances of over $500,000  it is now critical to get your Tax Structures right. Shane Ellis is a much sought after Lawyer that specializes in SMSF Tax Structures and having the right Estate Planning in place to deal with these structures. Shane is Senior Partner in SMSF Law, an author, and sought after speaker. It's not Do it Yourself (DIY), you need to have the correct structure to hold your Retirement Savings. Shane encourages us to be proactive by educating ourselves, use qualified advisors where necessary so that when we get it, we keep it and can pass it on! 

May 24, 2016
Do you want to get paid thousand of dollars for your time and expertise?

This is a real treat to hear someone that has built his empire from humble beginnings with no formal education. Darren Stephens is a Entrepreneur, Author, Hypnotist, Publisher, Speaker and Marketing genius behind the Mars/Venue Brand. A believer in investing in self education and learning from your mistakes. Darren has accumulated much wealth and boasts owning a holiday home on Hamilton Island off Tropical Queensland where he takes his large family regularly to escape the winter. Darren now gives back by sharing his knowledge and lessons on the success journey. Learn how to accumulate it and how important it is to learn to keep it, to invest it. 


May 05, 2016
Travelling the World Permanently on a Shoestring Budget.

It is possible to see the world and be on permanent vacation for under $7000 AUS. This is not a typo. I talk to one man who has mastered living on a shoestring. Shane has  visited 109 countries and still counting. A self confessed hard nose budget traveler, Shane has settled into spending all of his time in various Asian countries. By living like a local, forgoing most travelers luxury perks and keeping an eye out for bargain airfares Shane is able to live abroad  spending up to three months at a time in each location. 

Apr 19, 2016
Volunteering has many benefits both Personally and for your Community

By joining her husband and becoming a member of the Lional International organization Di Pyers has been able to help the disabled, the disadvantaged and many others. Di has willingly taken on many roles within the Lions International including  Branch and committee member in both a Lions and a Lioness club and Past District Governor. Di is involved in the  Miss Popularity Quest as District Chairman each year as well serving on the Board of Director of the Lions Medical Research Foundation to name a few. If you want to make new friends, get involved in your community with worthy projects, help out when natural disasters hit or be involved in various Medical Research projects then come and have a listen to this remarkable lady. Di is an example of how to Retire Well, Retire Happy. 

Apr 07, 2016
There's money in Jam. Owen & Kaye Pope share their Jam journey.

Founders of the Anathoth brand with their James and Pickles in New Zealand started their brand from making jam from their raspberries that could not be sold fresh.  This began for them on a journey of establishing a system and sticking to it which is one of the pointers to having a successful business. They were eventually taken over and forced out by corporate companies. Ever the battlers they have moved country and used their experience to Reinvent themselves in Retirement to go back into a former version of their system. Their values and governing set of principles have guided them, helping them in their retired life. Owen's advice is to have a good quality product,  be efficient in production then look to increase profitability without compromising your quality. They now share their business system in a book on the principles of marketing. 

Mar 29, 2016
87 Years Young and Still a Power House of Energy

Discovering the healthiness of deep quality breathing when learning to sing in her previous years set Kawena on a path she never imagined. Being a singer made her gain confidence and the ability to make presentations with no fear. She is an inspirer, an author and a motivator.

Mar 16, 2016
Bored in Retirement? Learn what one Retired Couple David & Valerie Hine did.

Joining Herbalife was a desirable idea for David and Valerie because of many factors that include; their retirement had started getting a little bit boring, so they decided to try something out, the startup cost required was low and thus affordable and lastly because they needed finances to support the hearing project in Nepal. The idea turned out to be the most brilliant and profitable later on after they had adopted it fully.

Mar 07, 2016