TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - There are many definitions of retirement
based on the premise that it marks the end of your full-time career.
One dictionary even defines retirement as "a withdrawal from one's
position or occupation or from active working life." However, for many
Canadians today, retiring is about much more than just leaving the
workforce. People are living longer, working later into their lives,
and are spending a larger portion of their lives in retirement than
previous generations. If the reality of retirement is changing for many
people, isn't it time the definition of retirement changed with it?
"Slowing down and enjoying your golden years means different things to
different people," says Cynthia Caskey, Vice President, Portfolio
Manager and Sales Manager, TD Waterhouse Private Investment Advice.
"You can choose to continue working part-time, consult, volunteer, go
back to school, open your own business - the sky is the limit. So with
all these choices, we can see that retirement is changing. Shouldn't
the definition change too?"
With this in mind, TD is asking Canadians to submit their own definition
of retirement. Just visit www.redefineretirement.ca from September 10 until September 26, 2012, and provide your contact
information and your own new definition of retirement in one sentence.
For submitting your definition, you'll be entered into a draw to win
$1,000, which could be used to help top up your retirement savings. The
contest winner will be announced in a press release that will be issued
the week of October 22, 2012, and on TD's Facebook and Twitter pages.
"In general, we're remaining healthier and more active longer in life,
which means that many are spending more years in retirement. We're
inviting Canadians to really think about what their 'ideal retirement'
will be like, and consider how they want to spend their time, who they
want to spend it with, and whether or not they will stop working
completely," says Caskey.
"It's important for Canadians of all ages, not just those approaching
retirement, to think about the lifestyle and activities they'll want to
be involved in - and then consider the finances that will be needed to
support this," adds Caskey. "The earlier you start thinking about your
retirement dream, the sooner you can start saving to make sure it comes
About TD Bank Group
The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as
TD Bank Group (TD). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by
branches and serves approximately 22 million customers in four key
businesses operating in a number of locations in key financial centres
around the globe: Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, including
TD Canada Trust and TD Auto Finance Canada; Wealth and Insurance,
including TD Waterhouse, an investment in TD Ameritrade, and TD
Insurance; U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Bank,
America's Most Convenient Bank, and TD Auto Finance U.S.; and Wholesale
Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world's
leading online financial services firms, with approximately 8.5 million
online customers. TD had CDN$806 billion in assets on July 31, 2012.The
Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and
New York Stock Exchanges.
About TD Waterhouse
TD Waterhouse represents the products and services offered by TD
Waterhouse Canada Inc. (Member - Canadian Investor Protection Fund), TD
Waterhouse Private Investment Counsel Inc., TD Waterhouse Insurance
Services Inc., TD Waterhouse Private Banking (offered by The
Toronto-Dominion Bank) and TD Waterhouse Private Trust (offered by The
Canada Trust Company). TD Waterhouse Private Investment Advice is a
division of TD Waterhouse Canada Inc.
SOURCE: TD Bank Group
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