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SO THE big “R” has come at last and you remember how, in your parents’ day, it was a chance to chill out and slow down and take a load off.

But you have no intention of taking retirement lying down. Not for you the comfort of slippers, an armchair and snoozing in front of daytime TV. In fact, you can’t wait for this exciting new chapter of your life.

If this sounds like you, you’re not old – you’re yold.

Yold, or “young old”, is the new Japanese term coined to describe baby boomers – those born in the post-World War 2 years – who’ll reach retirement age between 2020 and 2025.

Instead of this being

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