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Navigating the Retirement Jungle

“You have done a super job. The book is readable, easy to absorb in one or two sittings and covers all the topics that a pre-retiree is thinking about. ” Bob at Satisfying Retirement

While writing LoveBeingRetired for more than four years now, I am learning how to better prepare myself for my own eventual retirement. Along the way I have shared in numerous blogs what I believe to be useful information to help all of us all better navigate the jungle that is retirement planning. I sincerely believe that if you do not plan, it will not happen the way you want.

To summarize my ongoing education and the journey so far, I created a short book covering some important lessons learned:

* How to know when you can afford to retire

* Understanding the real cost of building that nest egg beyond what you need

* How to prepare the important relationships in your life for your retirement to be

* What are realistic guidelines for living a frugal yet fulfilling retirement

* Learning to accept aging

* Where to find inspiration in living daily retired life

* Tips on how to stay healthy so you can enjoy your retirement life

* How to identify and pursue your passion

My own retirement planning is a work forever in progress. But I believe I have begun to identify those important steps that will allow me realize the fulfilling retirement I hope for and I am happy to share them with you.

“Thank you for the very informative e-book! It is very simple, straight forward and comprehensive. I would consider this a must read for all planning to retire.”

To receive a free copy of “Navigating the Retirement Jungle” send an email request to

Enjoy the book and enjoy the journey.

Dave Bernard


36 thoughts on “Free eBook

  1. Lots of thanks to your readiness to share

    The thoughts and views are realistic even for the situations prevailing in my part of the world, India.

    I once again appreciate it

    Vijayakumar, Kerala, India

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  6. Thank you for your blog. I would love to receive your free ebook.
    At the end of March 2012, Families in Global Transition conference is meeting in Washington, DC. I would like to refer to your blog on my suggested reading list that, as a speaker I will be sharing with attendees. Would you be OK with my listing your blog address?
    Kathleen Smith, author of “Beyond Broken Families,” and “Parents on the Move!”

    • Good morning Kathleen and thank you for reaching out to me. Sorry for the delay responding – my wife and I were hiding away on a beach in Cabo del Sol for the past week.

      I would very much appreciate your mentioning my blog at the Families in Global Transition conference.

      Have a safe trip and I will send a copy of Navigating the Retirement Jungle momentarily.

      Dave Bernard

  7. Dear Dave, thanks for the free ebook. I found it provides much food for thought and is a helpful guide to making future plans.

  8. Thank you ! Your blog & website is very relevant to me personally since I am contemplating retirement within a year. I would love to receive a free ebook.

    Cheers for retirees !

  9. We are looking forward to retirement in about 5 years. I would like your e-book to help prepare for our second journey. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I’ll be joining my wife in retirement within a couple of months. We have pieced together the financial and medical portion of the transition and now am seeking to get my head around the whole piece. I absolutely would appreciate a copy of your e-book as I seek to reel in the mental portion of retirement.
    Thanks in advance,

  11. Hi David,
    I’m starting to plan on my retirement and would like to get a copy of the e-book- Navigating the retirement jungle.

    Thanks in advance. – Dennis

  12. I’m wanting to retire, but the unknown has a strangle hold on me. What will I do with my time? My life has always been planned out for me. At nine I got a paper route, and have had a “job” for the 50+ years following. Making my life planned out for me. I do not want to set on the couch “eating Bon-bons”.

    Can your e-book answer some questions?

    I would love to read it

  13. Dear Dave,
    I would love receiving your e-book! I am looking forward to retirement soon and I am very sure it would be a great help to me and I also plan to share it with my sisters who are retired.

  14. Dave,

    I’m just 90 days from retiring and am trying to get the ship in order. There is a lot more to do than I expected just to get ready. Now I’m wondering what is next and what have I forgotten to do.

    Looking forward to your e-book.

  15. I’m planning my escape from the job I’ve had for the last 22 years. Please send me a copy of Navigating the Retirement Jungle. I hope it has a chapter on melding a new retirement with a spouse that has been retired for over 10 years. Thanks in advance!

  16. Please send me a copy of your e-book “Navigating the Retirement Jungle”. I read from the other comments and it looks like you have put together some great information. Thank you in advance, Jim

  17. Hi Dave! I am a few years from retirement having already worked 34 years in basically the same job! I want/need to retire in a couple of years and I’ve been actively reading your blog, absorbing your information, for a couple of years already! I’d love to receive your e-book. There’s no such thing as too much information for preparation! Thanks!

  18. Dave, Will appreciate receiving your ebook “Navigating the Retirement Jungle” – I am couple of months away from retiring from a full-time job/career…I think I am prepared financially..emotionally, I dont struggling with the thought processes. I think I still have a few good years of working left in me..and therefore I may get into some biz venture or voluntary..would like to volunteer fulltime when my partner is also ready to retire. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on retirement planning and your ebook (your article on Robots as care givers caught my interest and it led me to your website). Thank you once again, ami.

  19. Dear Dave,
    Please send me a copy of “Navigating the Retirement Jungle.” I have been retired for one year and need some guidance on how to put passion into my retirement life’s goals and dreams. I’m floundering and didn’t realize I needed to plan for my new acquired uncommitted time. I look forward to reading your suggestions and/or recommendations on this subject.
    Thanks in advance!

  20. Dave, I would appreciate receiving your ebook “Navigating the Retirement Jungle.” We are 3 years away from retirement and would love guidance on taking that road! Thanks in advance! Debra

  21. I process retirements for my employer. I’ve probably done close to 1000 retirements. Now, my own retirement is approaching and I need to plan and prepare for the rest of my life. Please send your ebook so I can start my journey well informed.

  22. I’m Planning to take my early retirement next year so that I can have a chance to do what I want to do while I can still be able to do it. I would like to read your book “Navigating the Retirement Jungle”. It may help me make better decision for myself in the future. Thank you.

  23. I look forward to reading your book “Navigating the Retirement Jungle”.
    I am 8 months away from retiring, and although I feel I am financially prepared, I feel insecure about the many other changes the retired life will bring. I’ve only read a few of your blogs, but have really enjoyed them. Thank you.

  24. Please send me a copy of you E-book. I am planning for my retirement in one years time and hope to know more about the essential considerations so as to be better prepared for my next journey.
    Thank you.

  25. Dave,
    I would love to receive a copy of your ebook “Navigating the Retirement Jungle”. I am taking an early out at my company and, while my financial guy says I am ready, I am not sure I am mentally there. It is still a big change after working for almost 40 years. As the day gets close I am more and more excited about the opportunity to pursue my passions and would like to see what your book has to say about what I am about to undertake.
    Thanks for making this available.

  26. Hi Dave,

    I’m planning to retire early. Please send me a copy of your ebook “Navigating the Retirement Jungle” so that I can be prepared for the journey. Thank you.

  27. Hi Dave,

    I would love to receive a copy of your ebook “Navigating the Retirement Jungle”. My husband and I are starting the planning process and I came across your blog when looking for resources. We thank you for your generosity in sharing this resource and look forward to reading it.

    Best regards,


  28. Hi Dave,
    I’ve just started to prepare for retirement. I would love to receive a copy of your eBook “Navigating the Retirement Jungle”. Thank you so much for sharing.


  29. Hi Dave,

    My wife and I are planning to retire within the next year. Would love to receive your ebook “Navigating the Retirement Jungle”. thanks for sharing.


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