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