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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.

Value in using a Professional Property Buyer

Rich Harvey shares his Real Estate Strategies for Investors

Paying for advice may seem foreign for many Australians but the value you get in return may not be measured in short term gains. In the long term good advice can pay you back 10 fold by buying in the right place and for the right price. Rich Harvey has worked in the real estate market for many years and shares his expert knowledge on all things property buying.

July 30, 2017
27 min 57 sec


  • 2:20 What is a Buyers Agent?
  • 6:50 Advice without fear or favor
  • 7:35 Mining Towns
  • 8:50 Types of clients
  • 9:40 Working with Expats and overseas buyers
  • 11:00 Price growth slowing
  • 12:30 Investing interstate
  • 13:30 Start a Habit today
  • 14:50 A property cycle
  • 16:00 Strategies
  • 19:20 Downsizing Tips
  • 20:50 Retire where you used to holiday
  • 22:30 Success stories


Life is a Journey of Self Discovery

Selina Seah reveals how to find your Invisible Power

Today’s guest is Selina Seah, an Energy Alchemist, and author of the International Best Seller book, ‘The Invisible Power, The 9 Powerful Laws of Highly Successful People’. This is a little different from my usual interviews but it was too interesting not to share. Selina says that we are made up of more than our physical bodies. We all have an invisible energy and to truly know ourselves, we need to know more about ourselves than we are used to knowing. Her studies have taught Selina that there are more ways to accomplish things than most of us imagine. She sincerely believes she is able to help people understand themselves from the inside thus increasing their personal power.

July 20, 2017
24 min 48 sec


  • 2:00 Introduction to Selina Seah
  • 3:30 Our Invisible Power within
  • 4:20 Useful tool for many purposes
  • 6:25 Our emotions
  • 7:25 Where do we start?
  • 8:00 Spend time alone
  • 9:25 Success begins within yourself
  • 12:50 Do small things well
  • 14:20 Understanding our innermap
  • 19:30 Our auras contain valuable information
  • 21:25 Another way to raise your energy levels


Investing Success Starts with Creating a Road Map for your Life

Ann Babiarz shares how to Ensure your Investing Success

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.

July 14, 2017
24 min 19 sec


  • 1:52 An Introduction to Ann Babiarz
  • 3:40 It's more than picking an investing strategy
  • 5:50 Wheel of Life
  • 7:50 Everyone is Self Employed
  • 9:20 Begin with our values
  • 11:30 Mindset and creating your plan
  • 13:50 The future is never as far as you think
  • 14:40 Need a reason why
  • 17:20 Life skills and personal finance is up to us
  • 18:50 Your belief system creates your Balance Sheet
  • 21:50 Risk can work both ways
  • 23:20 Values could determine your investments - conscious investing


How to Escape the Rate Race

Tyler Sheff from cashflowguys.com share his investing secrets

I love hearing about how people got out of the rut and found a way to put money aside and invest for their future. There are a lot of schemes out there to get rich. I prefer to see that the people that are promoting these investing strategies have rungs on the board and can prove that what they are pushing they have achieved success in personally. There is the old saying that if it seems too good to be true that perhaps it is. As my guest on today’s show, Tyler Sheff, says ‘what makes the most money usually has the most risk’. There are other ways to invest for your future and sometimes slow and steady wins the race.

July 6, 2017
26 min 50 sec


  • 2:10 How Tyler Sheff got started
  • 3:40 18 Years experience
  • 5:35 Can't rely on the government so who do you listen to?
  • 8:35 Principles of Leverage
  • 9:35 Benefits of using a Coach/Mentor
  • 11:00 Find your why?
  • 13:00 Returns to expect, tips on where and what to buy
  • 17:30 Buy and Hold strategy in real estate
  • 20:20 International investors
  • 22:10 Interest in Belize


Why we all need Financial Goals

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 bold statement that Chistopher Calandra, a certified financial planner, makes during our interview for today's show. I think this is a shocking statistic but unfortunately it is true. Are we so busy living our lives that we don't step back and have a look at where we are heading? Long term goals may be hard to get your head around but once you stop and see the importance of setting some financial goals then you will be on your way to securing your financial future.

June 29, 2017
25 min 44 sec


  • 1:50 Introduce Christopher Calandra, CFP, Elliot Wealth Management Services
  • 3:30 Planning late in life. The disconnect with Financial Planning
  • 5:50 Where do you want to be in 30 years time?
  • 8:15 Pay yourself first - you need an investing system
  • 9:30 Can't rely on the government
  • 11:10 When should you start saving?
  • 12:30 Understanding margin of error
  • 14:30 More tips - how to keep track of your net worth
  • 18:00 Have financial goals
  • 20:50 Myths about the size of the nest egg
  • 22:45 What is liquid net worth?


Downsizing - One of the Most Important Decision of Your Life

Aaron Hendon, a leading Seattle Realtor, shares his Tips on Selling. Where are we going to live in retirement? At least half of us are going to move. We move for various reasons. Some of us are downsizing because we are now empty nesters.  Aaron Hendon, a Seattle Realtor, real estate investor and author shares his tips on finding the right realtor for you. 

June 22, 2017
26 min 50 sec


  • 1:40 Background on Aaron Hendon
  • 4:00 Downsizing – big motivator to sell
  • 5:30 Finding an agent when you’re not a seasoned investor
  • 7:15 Hiring an agent tips
  • 9:00 Mistakes of hiring an agent.
  • 11:30 How do you know what’s a good selling price?
  • 13:00 Emotions play a part.
  • 16:00 What makes a great agent?
  • 19:00 Role of the buyers’ agent
  • 20:00 The ugly truth about your house.


Staying Healthy Over 50 - Build Muscle

You can have all the money in the world but if you don't have good health you won't enjoy your retirement. Today's guest believes that our health should be our number 1 priority. Dan Perryman is a former youngest Karate black belt holder in Iowa, USA. Dan has spent his last 8 years focusing on his health and now an exponent of Low Carb eating. Have a listen to the interview and here give some tis that everyone can follow.

June 15, 2017
25 min 56 sec


  • 2:00 Background on Dan Perryman 
  • 3:39 As we get older, turning 50 
  • 4:59 Chronic conditions that we face 
  • 7:00 Catalyst – Dan’s looking for a nutrition plan 
  • 9:00 Dan recommends 3 main areas to focus on. 
  • 12:00 Tips to sleep better 
  • 14:00 Exercise – how your body burns calories 
  • 16:30 Nutrition – why eating Low Carb works for Dan 
  • 19:30 How does Dan help people – coaching based on genetics. 
  • 23:25 Easy Bio hacks/Tips that you can add to your daily routine 


How to create ‘mail box’ money

Is this the dream for us all to create ‘mail box’ money? This is where money shows up either when we 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 we don’t have to lift too many fingers is the dream of many. This is the dream to build that passive income up to replace our job and enable us to retire or even retire early.

May 24, 2017
31 min 28 sec


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