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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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Financial Planning 101

Christopher Calandra CFP shares his 3 steps to Secure Financial Freedom

We spend more time planning the family vacation than we do our financial future. That's a pretty bold statement. I personally think it is shocking but it is true which is why Christopher Calandra, a certified financial planner, made it during our interview for today's show.

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Downsizing - Selling up and Moving On. Get Expert help.

Where are we going to live in retirement? At least half of us are going to sell up, move on and downsize. We move for various reasons. Some of us are downsizing because we are now empty nesters. The children have left home and we can do something better with our time then cleaning a big house and maintaining a large yard. Some of us move because we want to live in a warmer climate. In the USA the move is south closer to Florida.

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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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