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How to stay Fit and Healtthy over 50?

You can have all the money in the world but if you don’t have good health you won’t be able to enjoy your retirement. How much of your monthly expenditure goes for paying for drugs, medications and supplements? We have gotten to the age of the pill poppers, and many of us are on permanent medication for a chronic condition that has gotten out of hand.

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How  to create ‘mail box’ money

Do you dream to create ‘mail box’ money?  This is where money shows up either when you 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

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Conscious Living

How often do we go about our lives without questioning things? We accept our surroundings, where we hang out, what we eat, what we wear based on our history, our comfort, and our community.  What if we

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Looking to Invest in a New Sector?  Tips from a CFO.

Recently I had a deep dive into the Oil & Gas sector.  I have been intrigued with posts on Instagram from the Incremental Oil & Gas Company and decided to connect.  Who better to find out about an industry than from a CFO of the company working in that sector?

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Achieving your Dream Lifestyle

Are you prepared to think outside the square? Does retiring early and spending time travelling appeal to you? It did to Keith & Tina Paul and they now spend their time doing what suits them.

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More than one way to leave a legacy.

This is a story about how a gift of shares can create a domino effect.

I came across a story recently that piqued my interest.  Ben Clendon, now in his 30’s is actively building a share portfolio for the future.  His story however, began when at five years old, Ben’s father bought him some shares.  That action had a domino effect. It made Ben curious, and that in turn created an awareness of shares and the stock market, and that developed into a career.

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Investing – when do we start asking the questions?

Left a widow in 2009 I had to jump in at the deep end. We had bought an investment property and had renovated a couple of houses that we flipped with a little success but that was the sum total of my knowledge.  I couldn’t afford to stay a novice.  I consulted financial planners, stock brokers and I started looking through the newspapers and goggling information available locally. I also signed up to attend seminars, forums, industry workshops put on by government agencies, financial planning groups and organizations. I went to free ones and I went to paid ones. I was on a mission to find out as much as possible. 

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Passive Real Estate Investing - what does this mean?

Hi everyone, it’s Ann here again.  Today I have something a little different for you to think about.  Investing and passive are not words you would normally think go together.  This podcast however, an interview with Amy Kirsch, will give insight into becoming a passive real estate investor, and introduce you to Realty Shares, the online crowdfunding platform.  Still puzzled as to what this is really all about?

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Help!  It looks like I have run out of money, or have I?

A financial wake-up call will scare the living daylights out of you. Running out of money, or not enough money is an expression we hear quite a bit these days.   I will bet you know someone in that position. This is becoming more prevalent as more and more Baby Boomers move into retirement.

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Putting the "I" in Time

Time management is an abhorrent phrase to me. No one manages time. It runs along smartly with or without our cooperation. We do speak ofe. No one manages time using time. In this sense, there is a biological clock that ticks within us all. Each of us has a different setting of which we are unaware. Nonetheless, we all are aware that in the earth plane of existence, time is a limited and perhaps precious commodity for each and every one of us.

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Thou Shalt Retain Control of your Investments – Jason Hartman

Do you have a financial advisor? How comfortable are you with investing?  Have you ever looked at your managed funds statements and wondered what all those fees are for? There is another way to look at investing and that is to take control yourself.

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What does your retirement number look like? Damion Lupo believes it is the amount of passive income  coming in each month.

What does your retirement number look like? For some people the number that springs to mind is 60 or 65 years old. However there is another number that is more important than the age number. It’s the amount of passive income that is needed to come in each month in order to live on.

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Saving and Investing Tips from America's Money Answer Man, Jordan Goodman

To be happy in retirement is a dream for all of us. We are all living longer so the years spent in retirement are growing.  The challenge is to be able to accumulate the nest egg that will generate enough income to be to enjoy this life.

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WAYS TO MAINTAIN YOUR HEALTH AFTER RETIREMENT

Retirement Coach, Ann Nelson, looks at ways to maintain your health in Retirement. Once you reach your retirement, you may get tempted to spend a lot of time relaxing and doing you love most.  It is very important to prioritize your hobbies when you retire.  However, your health should always come first.  This is because an old person is likely to get sick due to the inactive immune system in the body.  When you get ill, the rate of healing also slows down to the condition of your immune system.  Consequently, you are prone to suffer cancer because your immune system can’t effectively detect and fix cell defects. For that reason, you should try as much as possible to stay healthy.  Here are some ways in which you can keep your body health;

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Cost-Saving Tips for Travellers in Retirement

If you save wisely during your working days so as to live the retirement of your dreams, then traveling must be one of the things which you would like to do.  Definitely, you would like to experience the best meals, hotels, and adventure while you are driving on foreign land.  In fact, traveling is considered  the first goal of many retirees, even more, that spending time with family and friends.  Some of the world’s popular destinations where the many retiree dreams of visiting in their

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Where Are You Going To Live When You Retire? 6 friends decided to create their own Co-Housing Retirement Community!

Where are you going to live when you retire? This is a very important question. The reality is that we are all aging, even if we are not as old as some other folks yet; so we all need to deal with the question about where we will live when we are the age to retire, sooner or later.

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Learn the Importance of Seeking Financial Advice from expert Louise Agnew

Importance of Seeking Financial Advice

Many successful investors consider the financial advisors as their primary source of financial information. Women are slightly more likely to seek financial advice than men. It is true that, many individuals need help on many steps to implement a necessary financial plan for retirement goals.  The earlier you seek financial advice in preparation for retirement, the better. As a youth, you should ask yourself;

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Retirement Coach Says Reinventing Yourself After 50 Is the Key To A Happy Retirement

People live life knowing they should following their dreams. However, many fear taking the risk that many dreams involve because they do not want to look foolish or make mistakes.  No one succeeds or achieves what they want in life without taking some risks, and that is even more important in preparing for retirement.

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Get Paid to Travel  - Learn from an expert, Merrain Styles

One of the most important things in the world is to stay happy and be very productive by loving what you do and delivering your best to the job at all times. However, that doesn’t really mean you have to be tied to the desk with your job, instead there are many jobs that do allow you to travel quite a lot while still providing you with a very good pay check.

Merrian Styles has 30 years’ experience 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.

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Happy in Retirement: Retirement Coach Interviews Travel Expert on How to Retire and Travel the World

To be happy in retirement and travel need not be expensive and while most people love to travel, not many are able to retire and travel the world. 

For the retirees who often have plenty of time after child rearing and career years, traveling can be an exciting experience. The only challenge though, is how to come up with the funds to retire and travel the world. 

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