Author: Akaisha Kaderli

12 Tips to Feast Internationally – and still stay on that budget!

For those of us who enjoy international cuisine, eating local specialties while traveling is the best of two worlds. Meals don’t always have to be in fine dining establishments where pricing can be astronomical, you can relish terrific flavors from a food cart, on a picnic, or from the local supermarket. Below are some tips on how to make the most ...Read More

Personal Capital – Lessons from Living the “Village Life”

Over the last three decades of financial independence, Billy and I have done some extensive world travel. While we have seen the large cities, the amazing architecture, eaten in some of the finest restaurants and enjoyed museums, plays, and concerts, generally, we are attracted to Village Life. It might not be that different from the neighborhoods ...Read More

Creating Happiness 100 Times Over Again

Recently I read an article about happiness and how we can increase its presence in our lives. Preventing Adaptation is the Key to Happiness The premise of the piece was that frequent, small pleasures increase our happiness level far more than one big pleasure. We adapt to a big pleasure until it becomes routine for us, so the new car we were so exc...Read More

Everyone Loves a Bargain

I’m a world traveler and I’m here to help. Grown adults from the U.S. and Canada can find themselves shaking in their boots, confused, frustrated, or even angry when it comes to bargaining for goods in foreign countries. It’s safe to say that most Anglos find it distasteful, yet bargaining is inherent in many cultures around the world. Native peopl...Read More

Claim Your Freedom this Independence Day!

Billy and I have been traveling the globe for almost three decades. Within those international trips we have noticed that humans intrinsically desire to be free. For the most part you and I enjoy our freedoms. We have control over our finances, we can drive a car whenever we choose to do so, and if you are reading this, chances are you have a backg...Read More

Gonna/Wanna Drive in a Foreign Country? Your 9 Best Tips!

Most people in the U.S. and Canada own their own cars. Wherever we want to go, whether it’s to the grocery store or the next town, we simply jump into our cars and start driving. There’s no second thought about traffic rules, which side of the road to drive on, the language of the land or whether the car is in working order. Generally, mass transpo...Read More

5 Tips That’ll Change Your Life!

As we go through Life, we tend to pick up some wisdom. Hopefully we learn a more stress-free manner of living, a style of engaging more confidently, with less conflict to our days. Below are five tips on how to move in this direction of personal peace, and they will change your life if you implement them. 1. Identify what’s most important to you. E...Read More

The Heart of Mexico – Love in a Cantina

Billy and I spend a lot of time together. After being retired almost three decades, we have worked out a nice rhythm of time apart and time working on joint projects and having fun. Here in Chapala, Mexico, Billy will sometimes go to a favorite cantina in the afternoons just a couple of blocks from our apartment. This cantina has a long history, an...Read More

Leftovers? 4 Ways to Upcycle That “Extra” Food!

A great way to save money for retirement or other goals important to you is to eat at home more often. To do this, it’s important to have tasty food ready-to-eat so that meal time isn’t paired with drudgery. Try these tips below to supercharge your selection of food. Get in the groove. When you return home from grocery shopping get into the habit o...Read More

It’s a Lifestyle – Not a Vacation

Ever wonder how it was for us in the beginning of living life without a paycheck? In 1991, we understood that we were retiring with the idea that we would not be returning to work. If we had to, we would, but it was not part of the plan. We were not taking a break from work, we were leaving the working world all together. It was a little unnerving ...Read More

Worry-Free Housing

We have the best of both worlds. Billy and I often leave the US for months at a time to visit exotic locations. We set up a home base on the other side of the globe and settle into the local community. Then, due to visa restrictions or a desire to see family and friends once again, we return home to America’s stunning Southwest. We are able to live...Read More

How To Double Your Social Security Check

The average monthly 2016 Social Security check is $1,341, which is $45.00 per day, or a little over $16,000 per year. Stories abound about how people are not able to live – or only struggle to get by – on their Social Security income in the United States. Even if they can manage to walk the budget tightrope, it’s not much of a retiremen...Read More

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