Retirement is meant to be a time to kick back and enjoy your golden years. It’s a time to relax, to travel and do the things that you’ve been dreaming about. As wonderful as this sounds, it may not be possible for many Canadians nearing their 50’s and 60’s. A lot of baby boomers in Canada today are faced with more financial stress than ever before. For many of these Canadians, the necessity of returning to the workforce after officially retiring has become an unfortunate realty. Many simply can not afford to retire. With monthly payments such as mortgage, vehicle loans and credit cards, it may just not be possible. Other factors that could be preventing retirement may include providing financial support to family members or divorce. Also, with the cost of living increasing each year, it may be difficult to live on pension alone.