Dave Bernard is a California born and raised author and blogger with an extensive 30 year career in Silicon Valley. He has written more than 300 blogs for US News & World On Retirement and his personal blog Retirement – Only the Beginning.
Before retiring four years ago, Dave began researching what he could do to prepare for his own personal journey into retirement. He discovered a huge supply of information on the financial side of retirement planning. What he found missing was useful hands-on guidance on how to prepare for the non-financial side of retirement. Believing preparing for how to live retirement is just as important as having enough money he focuses his blogging on retirement planning from a non-financial perspective.
Candid feedback and thousands of comments from readers 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 books include Are you Just Existing and Calling it a Life? and Navigating the Retirement Jungle.
Dave was a contributing writer for 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”).
He has been quoted in various articles and magazines including The Wall Street Journal, The Times of India, Prevention Magazine and Erickson Tribune.
Dave lives in sunny California with his wife where they share their passion for hiking, sunsets, good wine and the San Jose Sharks hockey team.
He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org