Akaisha’s World

How To Make Traveling Easier For Yourself

Traveling is not for everyone. In fact, some feel that the whole hassle of traveling is less than inspiring, and the comforts of home beckon far greater. How about opening your perspective and begin to introduce some travel into your current lifestyle? Could you make this easier on yourself? Here are some useful points to consider making your trave...Read More

Is It Work – Or Is It Passion?

While taking a break from the sun and surf, relaxing in my hotel room in a tiny beach town on Mexico’s rugged Pacific Coast, my cell phone rang. ‘Howdy, Beautiful!’ my friend of four decades shouted from snow country, thousands of miles away. “Been watchin’ your website for years and I read all your stories. Love ‘em. But I thought you were r...Read More

Are You Afraid of Retirement?

All of your ducks are in a row. You have saved and carefully invested for years, and the personal discipline is about to pay off. So why is there apprehension in the bottom of your belly? Let’s be honest. There is risk involved, and the future no longer seems certain or familiar. “What if I forgot about something?” you think, and ...Read More

How Do You Want To Spend YOUR Money?

Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices his money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived. – James J...Read More

Create A Money Machine: The Effect of Compounding

Our adventures around the world allow us to interact with many younger travelers in cafes and restaurants. Travelers are a great source of information about where they have been, places to stay and where to avoid. Things to do and the best way to get to a destination are often the topics of conversation.   Many times we are asked about how we can a...Read More

Must-See Places in Mexico

Mexico is a huge country and it’s hard to know where to go if you only have a limited time to visit this nation. Some people prefer the beaches, some might want to take advantage of the culture, history and international restaurants, and others could consider emigrating to spend their retirement years there. Below are must-see towns and citie...Read More

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

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