TD Asks Canadians to Redefine Retirement

As Canada’s online publication for young professionals, we are constantly striving to give you the best content to help drive your career and progress. We recently heard about an intriguing campaign that TD is running that focuses on retirement, which got us thinking about how young professionals view the end of (career) days. We’ll be asking some of our Daily Young Professionals what they think and also wanted to let you know about TD’s new contest. So here’s the situation:

The reality is that retirement is changing. It’s no longer defined by simply withdrawing from 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.

So, how does one define it in the midst of this change? That probably depends. You can choose to continue working part-time, consult, volunteer, go back to school, or open your own business during life in the golden years – is this still considered retirement?

Here’s an idea: Why not just define it for yourself? TD wants to know what your own definition of retirement is and, in doing so, will help one lucky winner take one (financial) step closer. To enter, just visit 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.