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Work and retirement are not perhaps as black and white for most people today as they were back in the day when life was simpler (and life expectancy was lower). You worked until 65 then took your pension and often died 5-10 years later.
Today we live longer, retirement is no longer mandatory at age 65 and it is common to meet successful business owners and executives in their 50s who wrestle with the big question – "When should I retire?" or “What do I need to do to stop work?”
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What does retirement mean to you?
Retirement is changing, some people still aim to be able to stop work as early as possible, other’s plan to make a slow transition into retirement and for some, they enjoy work and plan to carry on working for as long as their health allows.
The Honest Truth
There are few bigger priorities for people today than investing for the future. The rising cost of health and education, soaring house prices, longer life expectancy and the increasing strain on welfare budgets means it is vital that everyone does what they can to remain financially independent for the rest of their lives.