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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.

Retire Early Lifestyle appeals to a different kind of person – the person who prizes their independence, values their time, and who doesn’t want to mindlessly follow the crowd.

I'm now in Phuket, Thailand enjoying the low season rate of $11/night for a comfortable large private room including AC, kettle, fridge, bottled water, and daily maid service and I am only a few minutes from a gorgeous beach and restaurants and street stalls. I can get a good meal for $3 USD and 3 pieces of sushi for less than a dollar. Out of all the travel newsletters and blogs I've read, yours has been the most helpful in learning how to live this lifestyle affordably and simply.

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Imagine- What if?
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Just for kicks I ran some numbers. What if I would have been able to receive in a lump sum on the day I retired back in 1991, all of my social security money that I and my employers contributed to my account? What if? I was impressed. In fact I was really impressed.

Real Investment Report
Lance Roberts

Bulls Keep It Together - Picking up where we left off last week, we discussed the sell-off after the initial breakout to all-time highs and the continuation of the bull market rally. To wit: “Currently, it is pathway #2a which continues to play out fairly close to the prediction from two weeks ago. But it is make, or break, next week as to whether pathway #2b comes into play. 

VIDEO - Celebrate with Us, It's Sarah's Birthday!!!

LIVE MUSIC! It was Sarah's birthday, and we all gathered together at a favorite restaurant in Chapala for lunch. Someone at another table purchased live music from the Mariachis, and away we go! Aiyee yai yai!

Chapala, Mexico
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

The north shore of Lake Chapala, Mexico is one of the premier retirement destinations for North Americans. We have been living here off and on since 1993, and there have been many changes to what used to be a sleepy town of 40,000. For the most part, those changes have been good ones. Take a look!

Churches in Patzcuaro, Mexico
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

This Colonial town with its blend of indigenous culture is an intriguing place to walk around. There are markets, plazas, street food - and a variety of beautiful churches. Take a stroll with us around Patzcuaro!

VIDEO - A Whale on the Beach in Chacala!

Gotcha! - Yes, there is a "whale" on the beach in Chacala - It's almost a liter of beer sold in the beachside restaurants -- called a Ballena (Bah-YAYN-uh). A "mondo" sized beer for a better price than to purchase beers individually. Billy explains.

Monte Alban, Oaxaca, Mexico
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Situated on an artificially-leveled mountain 400 meters (1,315 ft) above the Oaxaca Valley, in southern Mexico, Monte Albán was once the holy city of more than 30,000 Zapotecs (who called themselves the cloud people). It is the area's most interesting and extensively excavated ruin, yet it is estimated that only about 10% of the site has yet been uncovered. Monte Albán traces its history to about 500 B.C.

The Streets of Oaxaca, Mexico
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

When visiting Oaxaca, Mexico, guidebooks will tell you that your first stop should be the Mayan ruins of Monte Alban, or to go to a mezcal distillery. Mezcal is the pride of Oaxaca, like Tequila is the love and major product of the state of Jalisco.

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Chico's Beach Bar and Restaurant A Fish Tale... Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Chacala - both the town and the beach - isn't that big. You can walk the full beach from one end to the other in about 20-30 minutes. Restaurants, bars, cafes and individual vendor stands line the beach, facing the ocean.

VIDEO - Billy's Beach Office View, Chacala Beach, Mexico

Billy has "offices" all over the world; Places where he likes to sit, think, do business, read the news on the internet and have conversations. This video shows Billy's Beach Office in Chacala, Mexico. C'mon down!

Money Never Sleeps
Billy and Akaisha 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.

We Want Millennials to Be Financially Independent! - And They Can!
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

It seems the Financially Independent, Retire Early (FIRE) movement is gaining momentum. We think this is great! It is our belief that becoming financially independent is one of the best things you can do for yourself and for the world.

VIDEO - 360 Degree View of Chacala Beach Cove

The tiny cove of Chacala Beach in Nayarit, Mexico. During the week, it's like your own private access to the ocean. Quiet, clean, with a long row of Palapa restaurants to choose from. Soft sand, no rocks in the surf!

Get More - Spend Less in Retirement
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Are you feeling financially pinched with retirement just around the corner? According to a recent report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), Americans are not saving enough with the mean savings for the ages between 32- 61 being about ...

Templo del Sagrario Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Walking around Central Patzcuaro is a trip into the past. There seemed to be churches everywhere, and we stumbled upon this beautiful old majestic temple founded by Bishop Vasco de Quiroga in 1540.

Financial Keys to Retirement
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

So do you want to retire... early? Get your finances in order Just as any successful business, you need to know your assets and liabilities. You are in charge of your financial life, so treat it like you are the CEO.

VIDEO - LIVE MUSIC with friends on Chacala Beach!

Friends from Chapala who were on a jeep caravan came to meet us at Chacala Beach! They join our table and right away they commission the wandering minstrels and begin to sing. GREAT FUN!

An Interview with Brian Watkins
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

We at RetireEarlyLifestyle love to bring you retirement stories of people we have met. There's no one right way to get to Financial Independence, and we are happy to bring Brian's adventure to financial freedom to you.

VIDEO - Chacala Fisherman Unloads His Catch

From the "yacht harbor" in Chacala Beach, Mexico, watch a fisherman unload his morning catch. See the beach from another angle on this peaceful morning.

Patzcuaro Plaza Vasco de Quiroga - Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Not far from our hotel in Patzcuaro is a lovely Plaza. Named Plaza Vasco de Quiroga after the first bishop to come here from Spain, it is also known as Plaza Grande.




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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, 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 available on their website bookstore or on


Retire Early Lifestyle appeals to a different kind of person – the person who prizes their independence, values their time, and who doesn’t want to mindlessly follow the crowd.

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