Retire Early Lifestyle
Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler

 

Retire Early Lifestyle Blog 

Free Newsletter Subscribe/Contact

Advertise on RetireEarlyLifestyle.com info here

RetireEarlyLifestyle Logo RetireEarlyLifestyle inspirational photo

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.

The Treasures of Teamwork

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Akaisha pedaling Billy in a Jak-a-ran, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Akaisha pedaling Billy in a Jak-a-ran, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Some people have the idea that Billy and I planned our early retirement for years before we made the leap.

We didn't.

Our noses were to the working grindstone so long, they were flat. It was actually fatigue and thinking that there had to be more to life than work that led us to this point.

It was Billy who first proposed getting out of the 60- to 80-hour work week. I don't remember exactly how he presented the idea to me, but I think it was along the lines of what Groucho Marx said: "I've had a good time. This isn't it."

For years, I assumed I would "retire early," but to me that meant age 55. Thinking I would have a nice life in the meantime, I expected to have a great career with a respectable place in society, be there for my folks, family, and friends, and then slip into my new life with ease.

But that's not how it happened.

We had been working days, nights, weekends, and holidays for years, and by the age of 37, this lifestyle was taking its toll. Something needed to change, and it seemed that Billy had the answer for us.

He's like a bulldog with a chew toy -- a bulldog who also knows how to crunch numbers. He's the one who sat down, simplified our personal infrastructure from a what-does-this-cost-us point of view, and then laid out his findings to me.

Billy brought to our marriage his extensive knowledge of finances, numbers analysis, leadership ability, perseverance, and love of the new.

I'm no slacker myself, and I don't give up easily. I'm organized, optimistic, and enthusiastic. I'm also willing to put off immediate gratification for a later reward.

Fortunately, we're both independent, creative, willing to take risks, and full of wanderlust.

It was from here that we hammered out our plans for leaving the daily grind.

Trade-offs between one lifestyle and another had to be made. We had plenty of what we fondly call "high-volume discussions." We had to make sure our financial boat would float, and we depended on each other to substantially contribute to this goal, in one fashion or another. At 37, we were at the peak of our careers. And in the late 1980s, the notion of chucking the rat race aside seemed absurd. People told us we were committing financial and social suicide.

In our situation, neither of us could have created this unique lifestyle alone. Both of us had to be willing to endure growing pains and come back to the discussion table again and again. And now, we have no regrets about our choices.

 

 

 

 

If you're like us and want to pursue the early retirement path, you'll need to know your strengths and weaknesses. You'll also need to know whether your family is on board with you, or whether you feel you're reaching for this goal on your own.

A satisfying retirement, early or not, doesn't just happen.

Take heart.

Become engaged in your life, clarify your plan of action, and be willing to ask for the support necessary to make your dreams come true.

We are Retire Lifestyle Mentors. Our goal is to help you achieve your retirement dreams.

Visit our book Store

About the Authors

 
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 RetireEarlyLifestyle.com, 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 Amazon.com.

Trending on Retire Early Lifestyle

 

contact Billy and Akaisha at theguide@retireearlylifestyle.com

advertise contact ad-info@retireearlylifestyle.com

Your financial independence and travel starts here

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.

HOME   Book Store

 

Retire Early Lifestyle Blog      About Billy & Akaisha Kaderli      Press     Contact     20 Questions     Preferred Links    

Retirement     Country Info     Retiree Interviews      Commentary     REL Videos

 

 

 

 
Subscribe Newsletter