Akaisha’s World

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. In 1991, at the age of 38, they challenged the belief systems of everyone they knew and left the conventional working world to travel the globe. Facing unique challenges and living well on less money, Billy and Akaisha have been helping people achieve their own dreams of financial independence by sharing the wealth of information they have collected over the years on their website RetireEarlyLifestyle.com. Their approach to financial freedom is that if they can do it, you can too! They believe that becoming financially self-sustaining is one of the best things you can do for yourself and for the world. In this way you are free to utilize your talents for the benefit of those around you. Their goal is to assist anyone who has the drive to become financially independent. You can write to them directly with your questions and comments at TheGuide@RetireEarlyLifestyle.com . They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible, available on their website or on Amazon.com

Thoughts about being after 50

Life after 50, in many ways, is more satisfying for me. More content and confident than I was in my 20s and 30s, I have found some of the answers I was so desperately looking for in my younger years. Facing different challenges now, I have a better selection of tools and for this I am most grateful. I know who I am and what I value and that feels great. I am less likely to be battered psychologically or emotionally by others because of the strength I have found. Life is good.

Want To Retire Early? Here’s How!

If filling blocks of free time as you choose sounds exciting, if pulling out maps of the world stirs wanderlust, or if pursuing a hobby brings a smile to your face, take heart. You can retire early to spend your time as you want. We did! Since retiring 25 years ago (at the age of 38), we have visited dozens of countries, played tennis worldwide, an...Read More

What Does It Really Take To Move Overseas

In preparing for a retirement overseas, we would wager that most people occupy themselves with the practical concerns of residential visas, banking, owning property, finding a doctor they like, medical care that they can afford and dealing with any language barriers. These are pragmatic topics with realistic solutions, and we say that these areas a...Read More

How To Choose A Retirement Location

So you and your spouse have decided to retire. At some point in your retirement planning you must ask yourself where you would like to spend your Golden Years. The following questions and insight should place you on the right path for finding just the location that suits your needs. First Things First The first question you must ask yourselves is i...Read More

Retirement Reflections Entering Our 25th Year of Financial Independence!

In January we began our 25th year of Financial Independence. Few people can say they have 24 years of self-funded retirement by age of 62, and have a higher net worth after spending and inflation than when they started. This is something of which we are quite proud. As we have aged one thing we have learned is that long term is getting shorter ever...Read More

Solving Some Problems of Retirement

We read a piece in Market Watch about the state of retirees today and the problems they won’t tell us about. If Market Watch is correct, and we have no reason to doubt it, then we would like to share some of our solutions to these listed difficulties. Retirees are broke “According to the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure, roughly15% of p...Read More

A Cheaper Alternative to US Long-Term Care

Just recently we encountered two troubling personal stories reflecting the costs involved in caring for loved ones who are aged or in need of medical management or assisted living. The first was a woman whose husband has Alzheimer's. Susan “signed over” their home to a continuous care facility in the U.S. in payment for her husband...Read More

Our 25th Year of Retirement by Age 62!

At the age of 62, we are beginning our 25th year of financial independence. That is quite a feat! From the beaches on Nevis, West Indies, to the shores of Phuket, Thailand we have traveled extensively through these decades, and what a ride it’s been! Young and strong in those early years, we were willing and able to tackle just about anything. Now ...Read More

Helping Millennials Become Financially Independent

Millennials, those born roughly between 1980 and the year 2000, face a different future than Baby Boomers did at their same age. In terms of wealth building and saving for retirement their challenges are wage stagnation, unemployment, underemployment and a seeming sense of entitlement. Because they came of age during the Great Recession, their fait...Read More

House Sitting in Antiqua, Guatemala

Those of us who live in Antigua know her splendid offerings; photo opportunities everywhere, Maya culture, great weather, international restaurants, music, amicable residents and natural beauty. Still, on occasion one might want to go to the beach or back to our home country to visit family and friends. What then, do we do with our home and pets? W...Read More

Telemedicine: A Perfect Partnership in Saving Money & Time

Billy and I are self-reliant. We always have been and it’s an approach we prefer. However, there are times when we need to ask for help and a good example is in the arena of healthcare. This is when we research reliable medical information sites on the internet such as Mayo Clinic, WebMD and other respected organizations. When several sites g...Read More

How Do You Know You Are Wealthy

What is wealth? In 1988, when we were first contemplating leaving the traditional working world and replace it with a life of travel,   wealth was described only in terms of having money and possessions. Our decision to create a lifestyle of our choice was met with controversy. Some friends and family disapproved, while others became angr...Read More

5 Retirement Housing Options Compared

The cost of housing is typically the largest part of the monthly budget in any household. Knowing some housing choices can make this an exciting avenue to pursue in retirement. Why limit yourself to only one stationary housing selection? You have many options. House Sitting House sitting is gaining momentum as more people realize the benefits of ha...Read More

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