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What's Your Personal Definition of Retirement?

Defining Retirement

Defining Retirement

Retirement doesn't have to mean that we stop working altogether.

It can mean different things to different people, and some people take to retirement as a way to work towards what they are passionate about.

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Defining Retirement

Retirement doesn't have to mean that we stop working altogether.

It can mean different things to different people, and some people take to retirement as a way to work towards what they are passionate about.

Reframing Retirement

Retirement can simply mean to maximize one's resources so that one can finally live life on one's own terms. It can mean continuing to work in projects that one finds interesting or fulfilling.

The core takeaway of all the personal definitions of retirement is Freedom. If one can do whatever is desired without worrying about resources or time, a fulfilled life ensues.

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