Thousands of Canadians crossed a milestone off their bucket lists on May 6, the day of the Bank of Montreal Vancouver Marathon.

If you want to interrogate a slew of goal-setting maestros, there’s no better place. Take a masseuse down to the finish line, promise massages (on your dime) and you’ll soon have a weary line of runners to question about setting marathon markers.

But ask these same people how much money they’ll need for their retirement and most will give you a gaunt stare.  And that’s a shame, because running a marathon and planning for financial independence require the same skill set…

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