Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
birthday with a fine lunch and a carafe of Chilean wine
Akaisha took me out for a
birthday lunch in
Panajachel, Guatemala. We shared a perfectly cooked filet
mignon with a Roquefort sauce, excellent papas and a salad, plenty for two, at
the Circus Bar just a few minutes’ walk from our humble abode. After drinking a
celebratory carafe of Chilean wine, we were finishing up our meal when a table
of five well-fit men sat down next to us. We acknowledged each other with the
rudimentary Latin exchanges when the man in charge spoke to us in English.
These men were dressed in Army
fatigues and I noticed that a couple of the guys had a US Navy patch on their
chest pocket. I addressed them in English but there was confusion on their
faces. The leader then told us that this was his security detail and that they
had been deer hunting on his property.
Oh! More than I needed to know?
Are there deer in
Guatemala? Researching it later, I found out that, yes, there
are. Whew! My imagination had pictured something darker.
Mexico we call guys like
these, the “heavies” but here in Guatemala we were not sure what to think. Rene,
the boss, then went on to tell us about property he just purchased nearby, a
beautiful place with a magnificent view of the lake. We know the place well.
Rene also owns a resort in both
Antigua and on the Pacific Coast in Monterrico
where he offered us a discount to stay. His standing in society is no doubt why
he travels with security.
Sharing some personal details,
he mentioned that his father was American, his daughter lived in Houston and his
son was in the finance business in London. This is definitely an international,
well-to-do family here in Guatemala.
Beside the security guys he had
with him, there was a professional photographer who showed us eye catching
photos of the resort. We did not know these places existed in Guatemala and they
looked like pictures out of Conde Nast.
Our conversation continued,
touching upon American politics, financial freedom, and the world of business.
All of us departed the restaurant at the same time. As we were walking back to
our residence, horns honked goodbye as they passed us in his SUV with darkened
You never know who you will
meet on this road less traveled and perhaps we will head to the beach soon to
accept his offer to stay in one of his hotels.
About the Authors
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are
recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of
finance and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their
they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991.
They wrote the popular books,
The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and
Your Retirement Dream IS Possible.
information about financial independence and travel, visit our
and Akaisha continue to journal and photograph their world travels.
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