ResMed (RMD)

If Only

‘If only’ I had adopted the Marcus ‘One Stock Folio’ and put all my funds into ResMed (RMD), I would be very much better off right now.  Every time I review my folio, I come upon the same issue.  Amongst the solid performers, the failures and the hopefuls, ResMed stands out.  It is now my most significant…

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What is ‘Eustress’? A few weeks ago, one of our members responded to my Retirement Today article with the following comment: “I can think of no better way to live after 65 than to be an active share investor/trader. Learning about new business ideas, especially technological inventions, is interesting enough, let alone the risk element…

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Retirement Today: 'Trust'


As we grow older we tend to look back at the ‘Good Times’ no doubt with an element of rose tinted spectacles.  Times when life was easier and we could rely on people and organisations not trying to deceive us.  I’ve tried to make sure my rose- tinted specs are well and truly locked away…

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Tangled web - simple solutions

A Tangled Web

Am I just part of the older generation and getting out of touch or is the world becoming a crazy place?  Everything is so complicated now.  We seem to have lost the ability to find simple solutions.  Our current power problems illustrate the issue very well.  Only 30 years ago there was State Electricity Authority…

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Glastonbury Festival - MT Retirement Today

Keep on Going

It was wonderful to read about Paul McCartney’s performance at the iconic Glastonbury Festival.  The first Glastonbury festival since Covid needed some big names, but who would have expected to see Paul McCartney who turned 80 just before the festival began as a headline performance?  As the write up from none other than the ‘The…

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Foundations of a healthy retirement are laid early when retirement is still a distant prospect.


Coming in from a day’s sailing I’m often asked “How do you do it”, particularly if it has been a rough day.  I’m the oldest active sailor in the club and whilst I rarely win, I can still be competitive.  My answer is always the same: “I’ve been lucky, lucky to have some good genes…

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Welcome Disruption - things have changed

Welcome Disruption

It’s been more than 30 years since the youngest of our 3 sons moved out of the family home After a very busy family life, we had to adapt to just the two of us rattling around a four-bedroom house.  With both of us having substantial work responsibilities the change was not so noticeable at…

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In a bit of a departure and to keep Harold on his toes today we are publishing an article from one of our subscribers Vivienne. You might find some empathy in her situation and I’m sure she would love to hear from you if you do. At 82, I have been a self-funded retiree for…

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Times Change

Times Change “In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists” – Eric Hoffer, American writer. That was the quote of the day in MarcusToday a little over a year ago.  I always enjoy the quote of the day.  Some…

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