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Why Women Need to Avoid Running Out of Money

Longevity makes it imperative we make a conscious effort to save more money while we are still working. Life expectancy has continued to increase with 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. I became a widow at 55, my girlfriend became a widow at 59 and my Mum became a widow at 83. The chances of women ending up on their own are greater than men and that is why women need to avoid running out of money.

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What's you Retirement Vision? Are you willing to compromise?

The retirement vision is something we eagerly await. Some of us have a clearly defined picture of our future retired lives. We know the location, the activities, the travel and dream of the free time. What happens then when this definition of our retired life is not duplicated by our partner? After all those years together, could we possibly want a different life in retirement to them?

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Invest in yourself and lead an extraordinary life

What do we do to fill in our time when we are not working? Some of us will get bored, some will be lonely and some may feel angry that their life had not turned out as they expected.  We don’t have a crystal ball when we start out on our life’s journey. Most of us just go with the flow and deal with life and its emergencies as they unfold. Do you ever sit and wonder and reflect back and think if only I had made a different decision would my life be better now? I certainly do.

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Sometimes in life we need a shock to force us down a new path

Sometimes in life, we need a shock, a jolt, or a wakeup call to get us doing something different. We could be living a successful life. We could have a job that brings in good money and we could believe everything is on track for a happy existence. When a major, unexpected event takes place that puts all that we value in jeopardy we are not prepared. What do we do then? If for instance the major breadwinner, the one that brings home the most income each week, is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness we may be forced into reassessing not only what we are currently doing but what we will be doing into the future.

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Feeling stressed and wanting to escape big city life?

What do you do when your life is so busy that you continually feel stressed out?  Do you feel that you are on the go all the time leaving home early to race off to work and coming home late after dark? Are your health suffering and you just don’t seem to be able to take the time to get better?  Do you spend your weekends collapsed on the sofa trying to muster the strength to tackle the week ahead?  There are many of us that can relate to this image of being on the go all the time and never having quite enough time to recharge.

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If you can't find what you are looking for create your own platform.

It is relatively easy to find out what you need to know about any topic thanks to the internet. We can look up how to spell words, how to pronounce words, find the location of a city anywhere in the world. Never been to Mexico, no problem we can google away and find which countries border Mexico, see the location of the beaches, the major cities, the highlands and any large lakes. There is a lot of information and that is the problem with the internet. I sometimes get bogged down sifting through the mountains of information trying to work out if it is credible information.

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How to add years to your life.

It's time to make a difference in our own lives. Our retirement can last 20, 30 years or even longer. The number of octogenarians in this world, those reaching 80-89 years of age, is now the norm. The chances of becoming a nonagenarian, those reaching 90-99 years of age, is on the cards. Life expectancy is increasing across the world, and the world population has also increased rapidly, the number of Centenarians is expected to increase quickly in the future.

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Are all your eggs in the one basket?

The risk of not being diversified. 

What’s your financial backup plan? Whether in life or for investing there are risks if you aren’t truly diversified. It correlates to having all your eggs in the one basket. We could be talking about what happens to the household if the main breadwinner stops bringing home the money. What if the one that earns all the income to pay for the family’s monthly bills, suddenly becomes ill or injured and cannot work?  What happens then?

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The ups and downs of life and getting out of pools

Some of us have always lived in the same town, and others have had many places they have called home.  My parents owned many small businesses from when I was young. It just seemed that every couple of years we sold up and moved on to other opportunities. I have lived in over 60 different places and I think my kids are following in my footsteps. My son and daughter left home many years ago and both live interstate.  

 

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Do your investing choices let you sleep at night?

Being different, being unique is great. We have been brought up differently, had our own experiences, and some of us had an education in handling money and some have not. Our parents may have been role

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Secrets to a Successful  Retirement

Everyone wants to know the secret. We want the inside knowledge on how to achieve what we have been dreaming about - a happy retirement.  How do we actually succeed at anything? The secret is simple; you have to know what you want.  If you can describe in detail what it is you desire then you see it more clearly and can move in that direction. When you are vague and can only give a general

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Are you ready to invest in Cryptocurrencies?

This asset class is here to stay. Fear can hold us back, stopping us from trying something new. Are you letting fear of the unknown stop you investing in Cryptocurrencies? What are we afraid of?  Are we afraid of looking silly, of not getting it right, of losing money or of failing? Bob Proctor says that failing

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Get your life back in balance

Heath coach promotes getting our lives back in balance

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.  I should talk? I am the one that spent my youth running around from one sporting activity to another. Then in motherhood I spent my time driving the kids around to get

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This Millennial is ahead of the Pack

Tim Klingner is benefiting fom starting his investing journey young.

We all hear the stories of people ending up in a financial mess and wished they had paid attention to their finances when younger. If I had started saving at a young age then when I retired I would be a millionaire. I would not have this worry of whether I would have enough money to last me thirty years in

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Baby Boomers are on the move in Style

Travel is the big ticket item on most retirees must do lists.  According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Australians love travelling with 9.8 million of us departing for overseas destinations last year on a short stay. We love visiting New Zealand, Indonesia (Bali), United States of America and Britain.

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Investing in the Stock Market can give you Choices in Retirement

Noel Edwards reveals how he Mastered his Investing style

As we get closer to retirement we are also probably getting closer to having more spare time. The kids have grown up, left home and we are rambling around in that big empty nest. We are no longer having to

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Value in using a Professional Property Buyer

Australians are not used to paying for help. We have that inbuilt sense of we can have a go ourselves. It’s a great attitude and has gotten us far. We have all seen these get rich quick schemes with big bucks to be made out of property renovating. However the truth of the matter is that it is hard to make good

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Life is a Journey of self discovery. Selina Seah reveals how to find your Invisible Power.

Life is a Journey of self discovery. The older I get the more I learn. One of the things in particular is the fact that too often, it’s not until we reach retirement age that we get to spend time doing what we want to do instead of what we have to do. Retirement age has given me the opportunity to read and delve into areas and topics that I would have never previously considered.  I have started looking at those big questions. Questions like, why is it that some

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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. I found this as you will see a most interesting discussion particularly the Harvard study.

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How to Escape the Rate Race

Do you dream of escaping the rate race, of not having to go to work each day? Do you think about not having to get up early, come home late, never seeing the family because you are stuck in traffic? Do you keep missing those important milestones in the family’s life?

 

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