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Michael Laurence

Michael is one of Australia’s most-experienced superannuation, tax and investment writers. After a long career with The Sydney Morning Herald and BRW magazine, he became a freelance journalist more than eight years ago. Outside journalism, Michael spends much of his time reading (American history is a favourite), travelling (Japan in particular) and bushwalking.

There is a fast-growing global trend for people to remain in the workforce well past traditional retirement ages. | Illustration: Carolyn Ridsdale

Reluctant retirees: Why some people find retiring hard to do


SMSF

Using a self-managed super fund and borrowed money to buy property can be risky business


INTHEBLACK

The tax man cometh


What do ageing members mean for super fund cash flows?

What do ageing members mean for super fund cash flows?


The ageing of those who operate self-managed super funds raises a new crop of issues for trustees.

Who will manage your SMSF as you age?


Returns on bonds and term deposits are now the lowest for a long time.

Investing in a low-interest environment