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My Books

I have written three retirement lifestyle books. I have also written dozens of articles on this topic on my website, Retire Fabulously!

The Quest for Retirement Utopia will suggest new possibilities for where and how you might retire. It will help you evaluate each place realistically and dissuade you from making a poor choice. And it will provide you with the resources you need to properly evaluate the places you are thinking about retiring so that you can make the most informed choice. The Quest for Retirement Utopia will help you find the retirement spot that’s right for you!

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Smooth Sailing into Retirement will guide you from your last few months of work through your first year of retirement. It identifies the many ways your life will change and prepares you for the emotions you may experience along the way. At each step, you will receive strategies for dealing with these changes.

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Design Your Dream Retirement will show you how to visualize your retirement in an optimistic, possibility-filled light, and provide you with the knowledge and tools to help you create a plan for achieving your retirement dreams. This book will help you envision, plan for, and ultimately enjoy the best retirement possible.

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About Dave

Thanks for visiting my website and for clicking here to learn more about me.

I am an author and a jazz musician. In 2013, I created a website called Retire Fabulously!, and I have published three books about retirement lifestyle planning (which, of course, you should buy).

A few years ago, I pivoted to writing gay-themed fiction. I’ve published five novels in a series called “Gay Tales for the New Millennium.” The sixth book is due to be released on September 27, 2024. Visit to learn more about my novels (which, of course, you should also buy).

Aside from writing, I’m also a jazz musician. My primary instrument is trombone and I am usually involved in several local jazz big bands.

In 2019, I began learning a new instrument I had been wanting to learn for years: the steelpan. I also play electric bass, although not so much in recent years.

As for demographics, I’m a 67-year-old gay man living in sunny Phoenix, Arizona.  I’m married to a wonderful man named Jeff and we have one dog named Maynard (named after the legendary jazz trumpet player, Maynard Ferguson).


Retire Fabulously!


One of my projects is the Retire Fabulously! web site.  On this site I share ideas, possibilities, wisdom and knowledge based upon my research, observations, and personal experiences.  I have written numerous articles, and I offer a fun and engaging workshop called (not surprisingly) “Retire Fabulously!”

My goal is to help you envision, plan for, and ultimate achieve the best retirement possible.

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