Welcome to Retire Fabulously!

This website will show you how to envision, plan for, and enjoy the best retirement possible.

Dave Hughes, founder and author of Retire Fabulously!

Here are some of the topics covered here:

  • How to live a balanced life that will keep you happy, healthy, and fulfilled
  • What factors are most important when choosing where you will live
  • How to gain clarity on the lifestyle you wish to live – and what it will cost
  • What you can do during your working years to prepare for a successful retirement (besides just saving money)
  • How to align your retirement dreams and visions with your spouse
  • How to anticipate and prepare for all the changes that will take place when you transition from work to leisure
  • How to envision your retirement in a positive, possibility-filled way

Most retirement resources are focused on financial planning. There’s no question that saving and financial planning are essential to a happy retirement. But there’s more to enjoying a happy retirement than just saving enough money.

There are far fewer resources devoted to helping you plan for what you’re going to do with all the new-found free time on your hands, or how to deal with the changes in your life that take place when you quit working or to help you anticipate choices you will make, such as where to live. That’s what this website is for.

This website will broaden your horizons and help you live a better life.


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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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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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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In 2017, we won a couple awards.

Dave Hughes was named as one of Next Avenue’s 2017 Top 50 Influencers in Aging.

These 50 advocates, researchers, thought leaders, innovators, writers and experts continue to push beyond traditional boundaries and change our understanding of what it means to grow older.

RetireFabulously! was awarded the 2017 Best Senior Living Award in both the people’s choice and the judge’s selection categories – the only website to place in both categories.

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