Akaisha’s World

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

Finding the Perfect Fit for a Volunteer Experience

If you fear being bored or worry what you’ll do once retired, volunteering your time could be the best thing that ever happened to you. Your life experiences or professional training could be a perfect fit to mentor, transform public education, implement clean water projects or build houses in developing nations. If you have ever considered v...Read More

A Sophisticated Guide to Drinking Tequila

A bottle of Siete Leguas Reposado Premium tequila at Chacala Beach For most people in the United States and Canada, Tequila is a very misunderstood drink. Images of college spring-break kids shooting shots, chanting “one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, FLOOR!” and wet T-shirt contests, with a headache the next morning usually prevent sophistic...Read More

Are You Creating Loneliness in Your Future?

Empty park benches… waiting for YOU to fill them up!   I’m a little troubled. Twice now in the last year, two friends of almost 4 decades have confided in me that they no longer have an interest in making new friendships. The man said “It’s too much work” and the other, a woman, said she is “without enthusiasm or desire for it.” Couple t...Read More

Men vs Women: Savings for Financial Independence

Is the world financially stacked against women? Why do women lag in retirement savings as compared to men? Are women at a disadvantage for reasons too numerous to list? Is it sexism? Are females not good savers? Big spenders? Is it really true that women get paid less for the same work performed? Is the world financially stacked up against women? I...Read More

“Change Is Hard,” She Said…

It was cool sitting on the shaded veranda. We were surrounded by a lush garden, and my best friend and I were staring at the Bradshaw mountains of Arizona in the background. “Change is hard,” she said to me. How many times have I heard this? But I took a few moments to mull it over again. “I’m not so sure it needs to be…” I gently offered back to h...Read More

Creating Our Own Pensions – Lets Do It!

I know many of our readers are not “average.” However, if average Joe can support his retirement on as little as $200,000 savings, imagine what you can do with the amount you have! By reading the chart below, you can see that the average spending for retirement households age 65 – 74 is $46,000. It is tough to make that $46k amount with only ...Read More

How I Pack My Family with Me

When I began traveling the world almost 3 decades ago, none of my family or friends understood why I chose this vagabond lifestyle. Other than my father, who wished he could have gone with me, most everyone else wanted a stay-in-one-place manner of living that focused on barbeques, Super Bowl parties, pets and gardens. I, on the other hand, wanted ...Read More

Money Never Sleeps – by Billy Kaderli

Just because you retire, your money doesn’t have to. In the words of Gordon Gecko from the 1987 movie Wall Street, “money never sleeps.” And your money definitely won’t once you leave your job. Many people are shocked to learn that since we left the conventional work force almost thirty years ago our net worth has actually increased, significantly ...Read More

If You Have No Faith In The Future, Should You Invest?

  As many know, I am more than willing to offer financial advice in order to help others to become financially independent. The sooner the better – that’s good for everyone, right? I met a lady at a recent event we attended and, in our visiting together I steered the conversation towards finances. Knowing that she lived in Hawaii and see...Read More

Flexibility in Retirement – an Asset Worth Investing In

If you are reading this, you are probably saving up for your retirement, have run countless numbers, and are looking forward to the day when you are financially independent. In our articles, we have mentioned many times that retirement must be based on good money sense, but we have also emphasized that it’s the emotional component of this new lifes...Read More

My Case for Financial Assets – by Billy Kaderli

When I was a stock broker in California – one of the hottest housing markets in the US – real-estate was my competition. “Everyone” was making money in real-estate so why would they invest in the stock market? I needed an angle I went to the Board of Realtors and got prices for 2-3 and 4 bedroom homes in the area, both at the current pr...Read More

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