Six friends, three couples, who got used to holidaying together conceived the idea of creating a Retirement Community together. This radical idea of living together in the future in the country in one dwelling was 10 years in the making. Listen to how these friends sorted through all the obstacles to bring their idea to fruition. Now seven years after successfully integrating into the local community they would not change a thing.
With over 15 years working in the Financial Services industry this experienced lady is switched on to the needs of clients and keeps their portfolios complying with the very latest in government legislation. Louise specializes in financial education, planning, property services and Self Managed Super Funds. Louise is the author of the book, Worthy Women, and director of the Lyfe Group. In the book Louise works through the stages of controlling your finances from getting your budget under control, asset protection, paying off the mortgage, then looking at your savings for retirement through Superannuation and building your investments.
Merrian Styles has 30 years experience of working around the world, in professions ranging from a managing director, marketing consultant to a change facilitator. Merrian knows what it takes to run a company. Starting from a young age with her now ex-husband, they worked predominately with most of the large Oil & Gas companies taking them from Malaysia, to Cairo, Paris and Western Australia. Merrian has re-invented herself in her 50's and is using her work travel experience to pen a book, 'Taking Off How to be paid to Travel', interviewing, some of the most successful people in the world that combine work and travel.
Paul Flynn bought his first house in 1985 and over the last 30 odd years has gone on to establish the Paul Flynn Property Group, Queensland's largest established home company. Would you like to retire rich and live off your property rental income? Then you need to listen to someone that has done the hard yards and has built up a personal property portfolio of over 30 residential properties. Paul's listed business activities include property development, property trading, property investment, property marketing, property financing, property management, property maintenance, portfolio management, buyers agent, share investment and share trading. Listen to Paul Flynn's expert advise and catch one of his Property Seminars held in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sydney, Australia.
Grahm Bibby is the founder of "The Insiders Club". Graham is an investment professional with over 35 years of studying what makes share markets move. Graham is also an entrepreneur, property developer, an author and sought after commentator on TV, media and is a regular on CNBC and Bloomberg. Graham's is the author of 'Master your Mind, Master your Money' and has a new book out soon, 'The Truth Behind the Investing Game". Graham shares his insights from his extensive experience of studying the charts and the investing habits of the rich.
With close to 600,000 self-managed super funds (SMSFs) now operating in Australia and average account balances of over $500,000 it is now critical to get your Tax Structures right. Shane Ellis is a much sought after Lawyer that specializes in SMSF Tax Structures and having the right Estate Planning in place to deal with these structures. Shane is Senior Partner in SMSF Law, an author, and sought after speaker. It's not Do it Yourself (DIY), you need to have the correct structure to hold your Retirement Savings. Shane encourages us to be proactive by educating ourselves, use qualified advisors where necessary so that when we get it, we keep it and can pass it on!
This is a real treat to hear someone that has built his empire from humble beginnings with no formal education. Darren Stephens is a Entrepreneur, Author, Hypnotist, Publisher, Speaker and Marketing genius behind the Mars/Venue Brand. A believer in investing in self education and learning from your mistakes. Darren has accumulated much wealth and boasts owning a holiday home on Hamilton Island off Tropical Queensland where he takes his large family regularly to escape the winter. Darren now gives back by sharing his knowledge and lessons on the success journey. Learn how to accumulate it and how important it is to learn to keep it, to invest it.
It is possible to see the world and be on permanent vacation for under $7000 AUS. This is not a typo. I talk to one man who has mastered living on a shoestring. Shane has visited 109 countries and still counting. A self confessed hard nose budget traveler, Shane has settled into spending all of his time in various Asian countries. By living like a local, forgoing most travelers luxury perks and keeping an eye out for bargain airfares Shane is able to live abroad spending up to three months at a time in each location.
By joining her husband and becoming a member of the Lional International organization Di Pyers has been able to help the disabled, the disadvantaged and many others. Di has willingly taken on many roles within the Lions International including Branch and committee member in both a Lions and a Lioness club and Past District Governor. Di is involved in the Miss Popularity Quest as District Chairman each year as well serving on the Board of Director of the Lions Medical Research Foundation to name a few. If you want to make new friends, get involved in your community with worthy projects, help out when natural disasters hit or be involved in various Medical Research projects then come and have a listen to this remarkable lady. Di is an example of how to Retire Well, Retire Happy.
Founders of the Anathoth brand with their James and Pickles in New Zealand started their brand from making jam from their raspberries that could not be sold fresh. This began for them on a journey of establishing a system and sticking to it which is one of the pointers to having a successful business. They were eventually taken over and forced out by corporate companies. Ever the battlers they have moved country and used their experience to Reinvent themselves in Retirement to go back into a former version of their system. Their values and governing set of principles have guided them, helping them in their retired life. Owen's advice is to have a good quality product, be efficient in production then look to increase profitability without compromising your quality. They now share their business system in a book on the principles of marketing.
Discovering the healthiness of deep quality breathing when learning to sing in her previous years set Kawena on a path she never imagined. Being a singer made her gain confidence and the ability to make presentations with no fear. She is an inspirer, an author and a motivator.
Joining Herbalife was a desirable idea for David and Valerie because of many factors that include; their retirement had started getting a little bit boring, so they decided to try something out, the startup cost required was low and thus affordable and lastly because they needed finances to support the hearing project in Nepal. The idea turned out to be the most brilliant and profitable later on after they had adopted it fully.
Trudy explains that Estate Planning is not just about having a will. Equity Trustees (EQT) offer a range of services tailored to suit the clients individual objectives. Estate Planning is a strategy and includes advising clients on the best way of structuring their wills (including testamentary trusts), enduring powers of attorney and other documents in a way which provides asset protection and tax planning opportunities.
Former Kiwi Financial Advisor, Stephen Parr, has transitioned into retirement and enjoying every minute. Stephen is giving back to his community offering financial education courses and donating the profits of his books to charity. Always a lover of the outdoors Stephen is combining this with his adventure travel holidays.
If you want to work from home and supplement your income/pension/retirement then have a listen to an expert Savvy Shopaholic who has mastered the art of selling using eBay as her selling platform. Starting out small Jo Munro has learnt from the experts and has built and is now running several successful eBay stores in Australia and the United States. Jo is an author of the Savvy Shopaholic and offers online coaching.
Hear how one woman, Joan Graham-Hewitt is embracing social media and getting ready for retirement by setting up multiple streams of income.