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Retire Well, Retire Happy: The Podcast

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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


How to lead an active Retirement

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. Julia Chidgey is a health coach and promotes how easy and important for us to take a look at our health choices to get our lives back in balance. Having a health coach may just be the secret weapon you need to support you in your quest to get you feeling on top of the world again

August 24, 2017
24 min 28 sec


  • 2:00 Julia Chidgey background
  • 3:50 Life Coach extension
  • 5:o0 Wheel of Life
  • 7:00 How to find a Health Coach
  • 10:30 Breaking Old Habits
  • 13:25 Core Belief
  • 15:30 How to change
  • 16:50 Trap for older people
  • 20:50 Where do we struggle
  • 22:00 Be poractive


Be Ahead of the Pack

Tim Klingner is benefiting from starting his investing journey young

Just imagine knowing that your financial future was taken care of and you can look forward to your retirement.  The things you do today will have a bearing on your future.Today’s podcast guest on Retire Well Retire Happy, Tim Klingner, started playing the ASX (Australian Stock Exchange) share trading game while still at high school.  It gave him the confidence and knowledge to start his investing journey at an early age.

August 17, 2017
26 min 52 sec


  • 1:50 Tim Klingner background
  • 3:50 Early trading
  • 5:40 Mentors and refining strategy
  • 6:50 Growth strategy
  • 9:00 Superannuation Australia's answer to IRAs and 401K's
  • 11:15 Tim's criteria
  • 13:30 Follow the trend
  • 18:00 Find your reason to invest first
  • 20:30 Where does Tim find stocks
  • 21:30 Recommended resources

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Luxury Holidays – Trip of a lifetime or preferred style

Over 50s preferences revealed

Whether it is a once in a life time adventure or we are just getting to that stage in our lives when we are more cashed up and can enjoy a few more frills the over 50’s are leaning towards indulging in luxury holidays. To get the latest on where you can travel to I turned to Leanne Willmot, the Sales Development manager for Queensland with Scenic, the Australian owned luxury specialist tour and Cruise Company.

August 10, 2017
25 min 55 sec


  • 2:00 Leanne Willmot background
  • 4:00 Scenic story
  • 5:15 Main Focus
  • 12:00 The future
  • 16:40 Scenic's customersy
  • 20:20 Travel Tips
  • 24:10 Agents


Investing can give you Choices in Retirement

Noel Edwards reveals how he Mastered his Investing style

Some of us are self-directed investors that look after the investing of their own nest eggs. Whether by need or for the challenge there are many of us out there that are making good money investing in the stock market? Noel Edwards has agreed to share his investing journey with us in this latest episode of Retire Well Retire Happy podcast. Noel has become a success investor in the stock market by doing the work; he read the books, does his research and developed an investing strategy. Noel after initial trial and error has come up with a winning strategy that suits him and his lifestyle giving him ample time to enjoy his hobbies and interests.

August 3, 2017
32 min 56 sec


  • 1:50 Noel Edwards background
  • 3:00 Retirement goal
  • 5:00 Slow start to investing
  • 6:20 After retiring got serious
  • 8:40 Noels investing strategy
  • 12:50 Noels filters
  • 18:15 Risk management
  • 20:30 Control your emotions
  • 21:00 Recommended resources

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