Friends With Money #38: Unretiring


Have you saved up enough money for retirement? What happens to your super if you decide to return to the workforce?

This week Money's managing editor, Julia Newbould, speaks with Money senior journalist Vita Palestrant about superannuation and the complexities of returning to work after retiring. This week on the Friends With Money podcast, they discuss:

  • Why would you consider unretiring?
  • Are most people prepared for retiring, both mentally and financially?
  • Is it important to speak with a financial planner regarding your retirement?
  • Is there a need to change the rules around retiring and super funds?
  • What do you need to do if you return to the workforce?
  • What are some of the reasons people may not have enough money to retire on?
  • How do you plan to return to the workforce?

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Julia Newbould was editor-at-large and later managing editor of Money from November 2019 to February 2022. She was previously editor of Financial Planning and Super Review magazines; managing editor at InvestorInfo and at Morningstar Australia. Julia co-authored The Joy of Money, a book on women and personal finance. She holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney where she serves on the alumni council.

Vita Palestrant was the editor of the Money section of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. She has worked on major metropolitan newspapers here and overseas and has won several prestigious journalism awards including the 2001 Citigroup Award for Excellence in Journalism, Personal Finance Category.