Akaisha’s World

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

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

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