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Contest: $100,000 to Rename “Retirement”

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If you’re creative with words (and perhaps video), SmartMoney has a contest for you. The magazine wants to come up with another term for “retirement,” considering how its meaning has changed over the years.

Today’s retirees are more active than ever, moving forward with their lives and pursuing a wide variety of interests and passions. Suggesting retreat and withdrawl, the word “retirementâ€? no longer does this lifestage justice.

If you can provide the winning word, which may be presented in the form of a video, SmartMoney will award you an annuity valued at $100,000. The magazine will also publish a feature about your and your winning word.

Hey, I’d like to see a Consumerism Commentary reader run away with the grand prize. If you intend on entering the contest, or even if you don’t want to enter but consider yourself a capable wordsmith, leave a comment here with your suggestion.

Enter the contest at SmartMoney’s Retire “Retirement” website.

Updated December 20, 2011 and originally published October 1, 2007. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes, also known as Flexo, is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar Mrs. Micah

Thanks for the heads-up. I’m don’t know what mine will be yet, but I’m brainstorming!

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avatar Judith

2 ideas
“Investment”
“Fruition”

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avatar Jo

I can’t make a video, I have a slow dial up connection. I think you should use any of these words to replace the word RETIREMENT. “Extolment”, “Extensibility”, “Dues End” or “Hoodwinked”.

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