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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.

Why do more women risk running out of money? Episode 50 Retire Well Retire Happy Podcast

A longer life span means you need more money.

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.

November 09, 2017
26 min 56sec


  • 3:00 Kate Stalter
  • 4:00 Science of investing
  • 5:32 Beware of the fees
  • 12:05 Implications of longer life span
  • 13:45 Don't be a burden on your children
  • 15:15 Retirement is a womens issue
  • 17:50 Financial wellness for Life
  • 20:00 Modest lifestyle on government pension
  • 25:02 Downsize to free up money
  • 25:50 Contact for Kate Stalter


Retirement Can Be About Compromise. Episode 49 Retire Well Retire Happy Show

Sharing The Dream.

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.

November 09, 2017
35 min 09sec


  • 2:13 Retirement dilema
  • 4:40 Dip your toe in the water
  • 7:05 Portugal filled with wonderful people
  • 10:05 Ideal for writers
  • 13:34 Expats and locals
  • 17:35 Affordable living
  • 21:12 Visa process
  • 28:02 Advantages of Portugal
  • 36:45 Safe and Pleasant


No excuses, Lead an extraordinary life? Episode 48 Retire Well Retire Happy Show

Time to follow your passion and invest in yourself

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.

November 02, 2017
21 min 24sec


  • 2:13 Follow her dream
  • 3:30 Gender pay gap
  • 4:25 Control our destination - beccame an author
  • 6:05 Paying it forward
  • 7:17 Mentoring and self publishing
  • 10:05 Gaining an audience - blogging
  • 12:40 Books need reviews
  • 15:50 Writing tips


Sometimes Life throws us a curveball? Episode 47 Retire Well Retire Happy Show

A new path can be very profitable

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.

October 26, 2017
26 min 37sec


  • 2:13 Life throws us a game changer
  • 5:30 Invited to visit Australia by Dymphna Boholt
  • 7:10 Co-Founded Real Wealth Newwork member based
  • 14:35 Real Estate Fund
  • 15:50 Where are members investing
  • 20:00 Types of properties
  • 21:45 Network smooths the way
  • 24:10 Learing and giving to charities


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


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