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
It has been almost three
decades since we
exchanged our briefcases for backpacks and as it has turned out, it’s
one of the best decisions we’ve made. Trading an office
opening our minds instead of books, and swapping sandwich lunches for
global cuisine, what an experience it has been!
The fine people, intriguing
we have met and the exotic places we have been are only part of the joy.
The challenge to overcome obstacles and the flexibility we have learned
in order to move with the flow at times when there is no plane, train or
bus going where we wish to go only strengthens us and enriches the
Some might say we’re crazy
We gave up the life in the
States and the familiarity it provides. These choices are incomprehensible to many,
but from our point of view, there has to be more to life than making repairs,
being held hostage to a mortgage and paying off debts. And there is if you are
willing to make a change.
Freedom and wealth
We do not consider ourselves
wealthy based on U.S. standards. After all, we are basically homeless and
we’re globally connected. We have more freedom compared to the guy stuck with
mortgage payments, car loans and other debt and who has boxed himself into a
life of dependency on his “stuff.”
Guide to Early Retirement, 3rd Edition
A Common Sense Approach
Does this make sense?
As recent as the 1960’s, storage
facilities came into play as people could no longer put all of their possessions
into their ever larger homes. Today there are over 2.35 billion sq feet of
rentable self storage space in the U.S. with TV shows based on auctioning off
the contents of the people who do not pay the monthly rent.
How much is enough?
We posed this question to
ourselves almost 30 years ago, and decided that liberating ourselves of our
possessions gave us freedom of movement and expanded our choices. Oh sure we
still have treasured items, just not rooms and rooms of them.
Adventurer's Guide to Destination Choices
Some of you may have gone
through something similar and now live on a sailboat or in an RV. For us,
trading our briefcases for backpacks allows us to travel the globe, creating
memories and gaining a
perspective that cannot be purchased.
in the end isn't that what's it all about?
About the Authors
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