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Healthy, attractive seniors lounging on a beach, enjoying the financial bliss of a worry-free, well-planned retirement -- it looks great in the advertisements, doesn't it?

In reality, however, retirement doesn't always turn out that way.

The Globe and Mail would like to know what it's really like for Canadian retirees to juggle their finances once they leave the workforce. Please fill out the survey below. We'll use your responses for upcoming features.

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