How Getting My Finances in Order Enabled Me to Live the Life I Love

Caribbean Lobster BBQI first met Billy and Akaisha Kaderli, the dynamic duo behind Retire Early Lifestyle in 2011, when I was living on a Caribbean beach in Xcalak, Mexico. I had been enjoying my retirement adventure for only a few months. At the time, Billy and Akaisha, who were not yet sixty, had been retired for over twenty years! Their straightforward advice on how people can get their financial house in order and live the good life anywhere in the world has been just the inspiration many potential retirees needed to make the leap and enjoy the good life while still in their prime years.

 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli in MexicoWhile in Mexico I had the honor of playing host and we spent a few days exploring ancient Mayan ruins, driving down unmapped – almost inaccessible – potholed old roads just to see what was there and discussing their philosophy of financing the good life. It was like getting a one-on- one PhD level course while watching the waves, drinking wine and barbequing Caribbean lobsters. Even though I had only been writing about being retired and traveling for a short while they asked if I might one day be interested in writing a guest post for their website. I was honored but I hemmed and hawed because they are the top in their field and I was only starting out. But now, only a few years late, here is my take on – How Getting My Finances in Order Enabled Me to Live the Life I Love.


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Author: Jonathan Look

In 2011 Jonathan Look decided to change his life and pursue adventures instead of comfort and possessions. His goal is to travel the world solo; one country at a time, one year at a time. To accomplish this he got rid of most of his possessions, packed up what little he saw as necessities and headed out. His goal is to spend ten years discovering new places, meeting new people and taking the time to learn about them, their values and their place on this tiny planet. He embraces the philosophy that says a person is the sum of their experiences and rejects the fraud of modern consumerism that makes people into slaves of their consumption. He doesn't intend to be modern day ascetic, just more mindful of his place in the world and to make decisions according to that new standard.

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