Time There is a precious gift that comes with your retirement. It is time. The alarm no longer catapults you out of bed each weekday. Stay there till lunchtime and who would know? And welcome to a world where every day is a Saturday. This precious gift is there for you to use wisely. One blogger wrote: ‘Retirement means an extra 50 hours or more a week to fill. Work and commuting no longer define our daily schedule. The ‘success’ of our satisfying retirement will depend, in large part, on how we learn to use that extra 2,600 hours a year.’ So how should you use your new-found time – and to what end? It is going to take some serious thought and planning. But at least you have the time to do it.