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Retire Well, Retire Happy: The Podcast

Subscribe to the podcast featuring Ann Nelson interviewing the people that got it right. Learn tips and techniques to help set you up in retirement.

Want to Escape the stress of City Life? Episode 46 Retire Well Retire Happy Show

A more peaceful life can be achieved by Retiring Overseas

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.

October 20, 2017
27 min 17sec


  • 2:14 Introduction
  • 4:28 No Regrets
  • 8:20 Chiang Mai Easy Place to live
  • 11:00 Attractions
  • 12:50 Visas
  • 15:30 Rent or Buy
  • 20:00 Safe country
  • 24:10 Cost of Living


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

How to make your money last longer in Retirement

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.

October 12, 2017
26 min 36 sec


  • 3:44 Building the platform
  • 6:50 First expat experience
  • 8:20 Reason for moving
  • 11:30 No more chores
  • 14:0 Grey nomads, snow birds and sweat birds
  • 15:40 Safety issues
  • 17:30 Digital Nomads
  • 23:10 Best Places in the World to Retire


What's the chances of becoming a Centenarian? Episode 44 Retire Well Retire Happy Show

Your life choices could influence your longevity

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?

October 7, 2017
20 min 46 sec


  • 1:20 Longevity quotes
  • 4:25 Looking forward
  • 6:00 Plan for your future
  • 7:54 Shape Analyser test
  • 10:15 How to add years to your life
  • 14:00 Time to make a differnece
  • 16:35 Motivate yourself
  • 17:30 Right to be happy at any age
  • 18:45 Change


Do you know what true diversification means? Episode 43 Retire Well Retire Happy Show

Do you know what true diversification means?

Plan to avoid the next financial crisis?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. 

September 28, 2017
32 min 20 sec


  • 2:00 Introduction to Paul Engeman
  • 3:20 Different viewpoint
  • 4:30 Safe haven assets class
  • 9:40 Gold is an inflation hedge
  • 13:50 Vital to get balance right
  • 16:40 G20 - all governments would enact bal in tactics
  • 17:00 How to buy gold and silver
  • 24:00 Cryptocurrencies from 1/7/2017 no GST applies
  • 30:15 Diversification in truest form


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

Where do you live when you have the wanderlust in you?

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. 

September 10, 2017
34 min 52 sec


  • 3:00 Introduction to Jeff Wilken
  • 5:40 Wanderlust the first retirement
  • 7:40 Second Re-Invention class
  • 9:36 Consquences of GFC
  • 13:35 Recipe to go forward
  • 15:15 Wanderlust and becoming an expat
  • 21:30 Living in Thailand
  • 24:10 4 streams of income
  • 29:50 contact details

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How to get a better return on your fixed income

Elizabeth Moran shares her knowledge of the Bond Market

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.

September 14, 2017
28 min 1 sec


  • 3:00 Introduction to Liz Moran
  • 5:41 what is the Fixed Inome
  • 8:00 Defensive asset class
  • 13:15 Asset Classes
  • 15:30 Direct ownership
  • 17:20 Comparison to Term deposits
  • 20:00 3 types of bonds
  • 23:40 Corporate bonds
  • 26:200 contact details


Secrets to a Successful Retirement

Listen as Kathy Kline and Ann Nelson swap stories and secrets

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.

September 7, 2017
30 min 54 sec


  • 1:50 Introduction to Kathy Klien
  • 4:25 Retirement at any age
  • 7:35 Moving to warmer climates
  • 9:05 Does the perfect fairtale life exist
  • 9:45 Kathy comes out about a family secret
  • 12:50 Attitude is everything
  • 17:20 Plan to fill your life
  • 20:40 Try before you retire
  • 23:40 Have some fun
  • 29:00 Kathys Top Tips


Are you letting Fear stop you investing in Cryptocurrencies?

Cryptocurrencies the 4th asset class.

Cryptocurrencies the 4th asset class. 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?

August 31, 2017
23 min 57 sec


  • 1:50 Nathan Van den Bosch founder of Bitcointrader
  • 4:05 Cryptocurrencies
  • 7:10 Most popular ryptocurrencies
  • 10:30 Investing Alternate
  • 11:45 Incredible returns
  • 13:30 How to get started
  • 14:50 Hardware wallets
  • 16:40 Security and hot wallets
  • 19:00 Buy & Hold or currency
  • 20:50 Future of cryptocurrencies


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