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What it means to retire and live the dream

16 April 2018

Retired woman is able to live the dream by relaxing outside on a pink lawn chair and reading a book

Money & Life team

Money & Life contributors draw on their diverse range of experience to present you with insights and guidance that will help you manage your financial wellbeing, achieve your lifestyle goals and plan for your financial future.

When you’re no longer working and chasing dollars, you may have a different perspective on what you value most about your life. Take a look at how our current generation of retirees measure their success and what “living the dream” means to them.

“Living the dream” in retirement?

How likely are retirees to be “living the dream”

Just 22% of boomers are living the dream compared with 27% of Gen Y and 18% of Gen X

When you’re retired – what does “living the dream” look like?

For 2 in 3 (64%) – it’s having the lifestyle of my choice

For 1 in 2 (55%) – it’s having financial freedom and independence

For 1 in 2 (53%) – it’s having safety and security

For 2 in 5 (46%) – it’s having no regrets

For 2 in 5 (43%) – it’s having time for hobbies and interests

Whatever financial goals you have for your retirement years, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional can offer valuable advice on securing your financial future and living your dreams.