Akaisha’s World

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Meet the blogger

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.

Tips for Older Travelers

Billy and I have been on the road meandering through continents for over two decades. While we like to think of ourselves as spry, flexible and ready to take on the world, truth is, we are no longer twenty or thirty years old. Traveling at our age of 61 presents challenges that we didn’t have when we were younger. Energy levels have changed a...Read More

5 Truths We Have Discovered After 22 Years of Retirement

Billy and I were fortunate. At the age of 38, we left the conventional working world and launched an independent lifestyle of our own creation. It was an uncharted road with few support systems like online banking, safe withdrawal rates, and email to keep in touch with family. We wrote our script for living as we went along, and now, at age 61 and ...Read More

Having the Courage To Change

It’s a common theme. Much of the mail we get from our readers and those who enjoy our website speaks about the fear that holds them back from letting go of the life they know and moving forward into the retirement of their dreams. The reasons cited can vary from the health care question to not knowing if there will be enough money to cover ev...Read More

Another Take on ‘Home Sweet Home’

Housing, and the cost of it, are the biggest conundrums to face when crafting your personal retirement dream. You could be asking yourself questions such as the following: Should we keep our home and all the corresponding expenses? Maybe we need to downsize so we can afford retirement? Do I want to relocate someplace different all together; a place...Read More

Top Ten Questions and Answers on Medical Tourism

We often get readers asking us basic questions about medical tourism and wanted to share the answers to some of the most common questions we get asked. How do you know if this option will work for you? The following should help you decide.   Q: I have heard the term Medical Tourism, but what exactly is it?   A: Generally, Medical Tourism...Read More

The Price is Right for Retirement

Some people say it can’t be done and others simply dismiss the notion outright even if they are curious. How do we live on less than $30,000 per year (http://youtu.be/Cbm_upencEU)  while traveling through the States, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and other exotic locations? We don’t give up luxury, and we don’t deprive ourse...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 find themselves shaking in their boots 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 peoples have d...Read More

The Best of Both Worlds

When one leaves the conventional working world behind to create a new lifestyle sans paycheck, often there can be different ideas of what that perfect path should look like. One spouse might want to travel while the other would prefer tending the roses or becoming more involved in the community. Holding these divergent views doesn’t have to m...Read More

Moving from ‘Stuck’ to a World of ‘Yes’

One of the conversations that Billy and I have often is how our chosen lifestyle makes us privy to opportunities. We remind ourselves that we take this vista of potential for granted much of the time. But every once in a while, it strikes us how circumstances can be rearranged in the most creative of ways to make a dreary life into one that is extr...Read More

5 Things You Can Do Now to Gain Control Over Your Future

No matter what goes on in the news, Washington or the world, to build a stable tomorrow, we must take control of our own lives. Even with all the current upheaval, here are five things you can do today to empower yourself. Track spending This is the number one most useful financial technique to implement today. Imagine if businesses did not track t...Read More

The Courage to Change

It’s a common theme. Much of the mail we get from our readers speaks about the fear that holds them back from letting go of the life they know and moving forward into the retirement of their dreams. The reasons cited can vary from the health care question to not knowing if there will be enough money to cover every imagined need in the future....Read More

Recession Lessons for Your Grandkids

Take it as a gift. The days of being blissfully unaware of what something costs may be behind us, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. If you fell into the habit of showering your grandchildren with presents, you may find it’s harder to do when you’re anxious about keeping your job or about the state of your retirement funds. R...Read More

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