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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Media Interviews with Billy and Akaisha

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 Billy and Akaisha in Sorrento, Italy Jonathan Chevreau Interviews Billy and Akaisha

Earlier this spring, I was interviewed by Billy and Akaisha Kaderli, the globe-trotting early retirees who run the website and authors of several books on Early Retirement. Turnabout is fair play so today, I play interviewer and Billy and Akaisha are on the hot seat to answer.

   Dividend Dave - Retire Early Life - Retired at 38 years old in 1991!

Another absolutely amazing conversation on The Passive Income Podcast featuring Billy and Akaisha @RetireEarlyLife (On Twitter) They retired at the age of 38 in 1991 and haven't looked back since!

The Changed Physician Podcast 

The hosts speak with returning guests, Billy and Akaisha Kaderli regarding their newly released 5th edition of The Adventurer's Guide to Early Retirement: A New Perspective. We discuss Geo-Arbitrage, Assisted Living, Medical care overseas, living off one's investments instead of a paycheck.


Retirement Interview 37

Here’s our latest interview with a retiree as we seek to learn from those who have actually taken the retirement plunge.

Meet Billy and Akaisha, Who FIRE'd 30 Years Ago! Part II

Continuing from where we left off last week, let’s find out from Billy and Akaisha about their housing situation and healthcare:

Meet Billy and Akaisha, Who FIRE'd 30 Years Ago! Part I

One of the biggest criticisms of the FIRE movement is how we can’t possibly know if this financial strategy will work in 30-50 years, given all the unexpected calamities that life can throw at us. 

Finding FI Interview #42: Learn from 30+ Years of FIRE with Billy and Akaisha - Michael Quan

Today I have a special guests Billy and Akaisha who have been FIRE’d now for decades! Let’s learn how they bucked the trend long before “FIRE” had a name and what they’ve learned over the course of many fulfilling years together on this journey …

Is Life Really Better After FIRE?

We wanted an international lifestyle with bohemian friends and viewpoints,” Kaderli says. “We’ve traveled the world, eaten local cuisines, climbed volcanoes, scuba-dived, and done white water rafting. Geography and history have come alive in real time and become three-dimensional for us.

Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

 Podcast: (10:44) Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp discuss how millionaires save, spend, and invest on this week’s Answers.

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Findependence Hub Interviews Billy and Akaisha on Geo-Arbitrage

Jonathan Chevreau from Findependence Hub, a Canadian-based publication, asked to interview us about Geo-Arbitrage and how we afford our lifestyle. Our interview is reprinted with permission.

What 9 People Who Retired Early Wish They'd Known at the Start of Their Journey

Every day, the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement burns a little brighter. As more adults hit staggering levels of burnout and career anxiety, the idea of leaving the workforce behind before the age of 65 sounds better and better.

The One Thing to Know about Retirement with Akaisha and Billy Kaderli

This trailer discusses the one thing that each of them believe is important to know about the ability and the experience of retiring.


A Fresh and FUN New Look into our Retirement Story! 

We are interviewed by The Changed Physician Podcast, - We cover why some people have trouble retiring, living productive lives without boredom, and the nitty gritty topics like passports, taxes and residency. But we also cover integral issues like having faith, facing fears, and being okay with the discomfort of change. This is a must-see interview!

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Deep Dive into Chat with Akaisha and Billy Kaderli

This is Episode 118 of The Changed Physician Podcast where the hosts discuss their thoughts from the recent episode 117 with Akaisha and Billy Kaderli.

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CNBC Interviews Billy and Akaisha Kaderli - This couple retired at 38 in 1991.

This couple retired at 38 in 1991 with $500,000 in savings. Here’s how their investments have lasted over the years.

CNBC - This couple retired at 38 i 1991. Here's how they've kept over $1 million in savings.

Here are 5 ways this retired couple saved an extra $500,000 over 30 years Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired in 1991 with $500,000 in savings. Now they have $1 million. Watch this video to learn how the couple budgets their money.

All Options Considered - Talking Money with Billy and Akaisha of Retire Early Lifestyle

We were excited to interview Billy and Akaisha in our new Talking Money series because they’re on a very short list of our own FIRE mentors. When we got serious about preparing for our own early retirement lifestyle we felt lucky to have Billy and Akaisha to learn from.

How to Travel Forever with Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Do you dream of saying goodbye to your corporate job and traveling forever, without worrying about running out of money? On this episode of the podcast, Billy & Akaisha Kaderli of Retire Early Lifestyle share how they retired at the age of 38 back in 1991. They share what it was like to retire early to travel the world at a time where it wasn't common or socially accepted.

Retirement Tips Radio Interviews Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Hear our story like never before. Find out how you can become Financially Independent and live the life of YOUR dreams. If you are a traveler, or a stay-at-home type, have millions of dollars or are living on Social Security, find out what options you have to live a happier, less-stressed life. You don't want to miss this one. 



Can my investments survive a crisis if I retire early? It did for these early retirees living in Mexico - MarketWatch

The FIRE lifestyle prepares one for the unexpected, in that we are already living within our means and have no debt.




Mad Fientist interviews Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Interview with the Mad Fientist. Questions, Answers, and Comments from viewers. If we can do this, so can you!



These retirees ditched their pricey life in Santa Cruz, California -- and now live on a lake in Mexico on $1,750 a month

Billy had an idea: As a stockbroker, he’d seen his clients traveling and retiring and had a sense of how much money this took. He started thinking that maybe he and Akaisha could do it, too — if they sold their home, the restaurant and their cars, scaled back their lifestyle and moved somewhere inexpensive.


Travel Awaits interviews Travel Bloggers Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Lots of questions and answers, where's the best place to travel or eat? The most romantic place we have ever been, and travel advice.


How to Retire by 40 According to People Who Have Done It

BEFORE THE FIRE ("financial independence, retire early") movement invaded the U.S., before there were iPhones, before there was even the internet (gasp!), Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the ripe ages of 38. Now entering their 4th decade of retirement, the Kaderlis have more money than ever.

 VIDEO - Interview with Idy Tanndy of

Long before FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) was a common idea, Billy and Akaisha retired in 1991 at the age of 38. Surviving market crashes, world travel challenges, and health events overseas, this remarkable couple explain how YOU TOO can become Financially Independent and THRIVE!

11 Best FIRE Bloggers to Inspire Your Retirement Plan

Want to know how you can be a part of the FIRE movement? Find out how these 11 bloggers retired early, and see how you can too.

5 Secrets of People Who Retired Early

Retiring early is a secret wish of just about everyone. But while most people just dream about it, there are those who are actually able to quit their jobs in their 50s, 40s and some even in their 30s. Find out more here.




Dave Ross interviews Billy and Akaisha Kaderli... Americans Donn't Realize How Wealthy They Are

I can report to you that one of the Internet’s most famous retired couples is still comfortably retired. What’s surprising, and why their story’s been so popular, is that they were not millionaires, and they didn’t have some exotic investment strategy.

The Motley Fool - They're 68 Years Old -- And Have Been Retired for Over Three Decades  

Robert Brokamp: Congratulations over 11,000 days of retirement! Not only were you able to retire at age 38, but your portfolio is worth more than it was on the day you retired. How have you been able to do it?


Kuel Life Interviews Akaisha - Living the National Geographic Lifestyle

Kuel Life: What are you pursuing now, after 60, that surprises you or might appear to others as if it’s come out of left field? 

Akaisha: Since my husband and I have been traveling as a lifestyle for the last 3 decades, I have various levels of friendships and with people of different cultures, ages and beliefs. No one person or group knows me continuously, so...

VIDEO - An In-depth interview of Billy and Akaisha Kaderli 

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli share their secrets on how to retire early in this in-depth interview taken in Chiang Mai, Thailand. World Travel and living the life you dream of is within your reach. Upbeat and FUN interview.

  Here's How to Retire Early and Quit the Daily Grind

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli achieved early retirement through a combination of careful investing, cutting down spending and smart travel instincts. Now they’re able to live off their interest alone while living in various exotic locales.


Hack Your Wealth Interviews Billy and Akaisha

What a lifetime of travel taught these early retirees over 3 decades, with Billy & Akaisha Kaderli. The shockingly simple math to get TO early retirement is different from the shockingly un-simple math to get THROUGH early retirement.

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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

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