Retirement More Than Slowing Down

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    Retirement means more than withdrawing from one’s occupation. It means freedom, financial security, and the ability to travel, says a survey by TD. More than half (52 per cent) of Canadians said retirement isn’t about stopping or slowing down. It’s about freedom and flexibility. Other recurring themes from submitted definitions include financial security (27 per cent), the ability to travel (25 per cent), escape from the ‘nine-to-five grind’ (21 per cent), and spending time with friends and family (14 per cent). Spending time away from work with family and friends can be done on a small budget; however one-quarter of Canadians submitted definitions based on hopes to travel.