Friends With Money #108: The key to retiring rich


More than 800 people retire daily in Australia, and that number is expected to balloon over the next decade.

While most will leave the workforce with a "sweet spot" super amount and a government pension, many want to retire rich - $99,000 a year rich!

This week on the Friends With Money podcast, Money's Michelle Baltazar chats with the Vanguard's head of super, Shannon Nutter, about the strategies needed to retire wealthy.

friends with money podcast 107 retiring rich

  • It's a generational difference
  • Parental breaks can have a major impact
  • How do you generate a large income for retirement?
  • It's all about confidence

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Michelle Baltazar is editor-in-chief of Money magazine and an award-winning journalist, editor and publisher. She has worked at media companies including BRW, Shares Magazine (London) and industry newspaper Financial Standard, and has written about superannuation, wealth management, investment technology and financial advice.

Shannon Nutter is the head of Vanguard Super. Previously, she was the head of participant strategy and development for Vanguard's U.S. institutional business. Shannon has also served as head of institutional marketing, head of market research and voice of client for all U.S. and international businesses. Prior to Vanguard, she worked for and consulted with leading firms such as GM, Deloitte, Microsoft, and Toyota in areas of new product development, innovation, and marketing strategy. Shannon also originated and led the development of My Classroom Economy, a free program built by Vanguard volunteers that supports educators to teach children financial responsibility through experiential learning. She earned a BA from Macalester College and an MBA. from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for the Marketing Science Institute, a division of the Advertising Research Foundation.
Peter Evans
July 22, 2023 8.52am

Don't waste your time listening to this podcast. It's boring and contains little information.

Money magazine
July 22, 2023 2.33pm

Thanks for your feedback, Peter, we hope the rest of the Friends With Money episodes resonate with you.

- Money team