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.

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

My Sister Is A Potted Plant

It was a major personal breakthrough. I’m the oldest of three girls born of the same parents and raised in the same Middle-of-America town. An adventurer by nature, I enjoy new ideas, different flavors, and meeting novel people. If there is an opportunity to learn, move forward with my life (and shed an old skin), or try out a different resta...Read More

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 angry or confused. In general th...Read More

Continuous Care: Opening Up the Conversation

Age related concerns According to Pew Research, approximately 10,000 Boomers turn 65 every day for the next 16 years. While being 65 isn’t necessarily old, questions about continuing care and assisted living seem to loom on the horizon more largely for us than before. Navigating through contracts, comparing the often nonrefundable hundreds-of...Read More

Continuous Care: Opening Up the Conversation

Age related concerns According to Pew Research, approximately 10,000 Boomers turn 65 every day for the next 16 years. While being 65 isn’t necessarily old, questions about continuing care and assisted living seem to loom on the horizon more largely for us than before. Navigating through contracts, comparing the often nonrefundable hundreds-of...Read More

Could You Become Car Free?

It wasn’t a decision we took lightly. In fact, Billy and I discussed the idea of becoming car-free for several years. There were good reasons to do it: no more maintenance and repair costs; no more fees for insurance, license plate renewal, or registration; no more fuel expense; and no more worry about storing the vehicle here in the States w...Read More

How to Choose Your Future

In pursuing your dream of financial independence, you will find that some things will support you in this quest, and others by nature will be obstructions. Dream killers If you are afraid to stand out from the crowd with either your opinions or actions, are resistant to trying something new, have a consuming need for safety or an uncontrolled desir...Read More

Quick Survival Travel Tips

We were enjoying our meal at a popular open-air restaurant on the main tourist drag in Panajachel, Guatemala, when some tourists about our age walked slowly by. Billy says Hey, the food’s great here, why not give it a go? The man looked interested, the woman looked horrified. I chimed in with Order the Amuerzo Economico and you will pay half...Read More

The Stupidest Question in the World

Over the last several weeks, Billy and I have been traveling through the Mexican Yucatan and on into Guatemala. Can you say humid? The Yucatan has been oppressively hot with the humidity levels vacillating between 75% and 92% daily. When the temperatures reach the 80²s and with matching humidity, these two young kids (that would be us) tend to slo...Read More

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