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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.

Panajachel, Guatemala Spending

For a Single Guy

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

As you all know, we track our spending and have been doing so long before we retired in 1991. It was how we ran our business and how we guided our personal financial lives before we left the conventional working world.

Recently, Akaisha planned a trip to visit her sisters in the States so I used this opportunity to see what a single guy would spend for a month here in Panajachel, Guatemala.

For this month, I did not hold myself back, eating bar-b-que ribs on Saturdays at 95Q ($13USD, one of our highest priced meals here in town) plus wine, and eating out almost every meal of the day. The spending below includes meeting friends at happy hours on the shore of beautiful Lake Atitlan.





The spending you see here is slightly inflated due to a wedding gift I bought this month, as well as a trip to Antigua which including meals, various modes of transportation and our hotel room. I also had some computer repairs, a dentist appointment and I purchased some medicines.

My spending total was less than $1,200USD per month. You can see in the chart below how it was categorized.

The point I am making is that by seeing my unleashed spending below, this should illustrate that you have financial options in retirement. And there are many places on the planet you can live comfortably like this, without making a huge dent in your investments and savings.

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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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