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Dave Bernard is a California born and raised author and blogger with an extensive 30 year career in the Silicon Valley.
He has written more than 300 blogs for US News & World "On Retirement" and his personal blog "Retirement–Only the Beginning". Dave is a contributing writer to the books "65 Things to do when you Retire" ("Positive Aging - Old is the New Young") as well as "65 Things to do when you Retire - TRAVEL" ("Travel to Discover your Family Heritage").
Candid feedback along with thousands of comments from readers of his blog has given him a unique glimpse into the realities and challenges that all retirees will ultimately face, inspiring his book "I Want To Retire! - Essential Considerations for the Retiree to Be".
His other works include "Are you Just Existing and Calling it a Life?" and a free eBook "Navigating the Retirement Jungle."
Dave lives in sunny California with his wife, two cats, and a passion for the San Jose Sharks hockey team.
on Aug. 11, 2012 :
I’ve always done what I was supposed to do. I earned good grades in high school, went to college, joined the military, found a career, married, raised children, saved for retirement, and now, I am bewildered by my inability to answer the question: am I just existing and calling it a life? The book helps me think about the rest of my life, and motivates me to think concretely about what I want to do now that I no longer have to do what I’m supposed to do.
(reviewed 28 days after purchase)
on Aug. 03, 2012 :
I picked this book by it's title. I am in the very early years of retirement and want to make good use of my time. I found that the book helped me take a good look at my life, and discover what is right for me at this stage.
Questions are asked to help you think about where you are and where you want to be. It not only covers career ideas, but also leisure time. There is an appreciation that both are important to a balanced life.
Quotations from famous writers and thinkers over the centuries are throughout and do provide a new or different idea, or sometimes just confirm what I already felt. I thought it was definitely worth the time.
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)