Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 5th decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
Celebration Time, Come on!
TWELVE THOUSAND days of Financial
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
Billy and Akaisha, TWELVE THOUSAND days
of Financial Freedom!!
Wow! We made it!
Twelve thousand days of financial
Now into our 33rd year,
we are closing in on
the 12,000-day milestone. And all the while our net worth has grown
inflation and after spending. We have been financially independent
longer than some of our readers have been alive! Think about that!
Do you know what this is? This is
No one thought we could do this, and
many told us we'd fail.
And we have always said
that if WE could do this, YOU could too!
In the beginning
It was January, 1991 that
we traded our
briefcases for backpacks and we haven’t looked back. We were 38 years
of age when we ventured into uncharted waters for the great unknown. That
sounds dramatic, but it's true.
At the time there was no internet, no Google,
no social media or
YouTube, few ATM’s and - with little guidance - we left our secure jobs for a lifestyle
of adventure and experiences. We wanted something different for ourselves
than what traditional thinking offered.
There was no word for
what we were planning to do. In fact, the road we were taking was a barely
visible, unmarked trail. Some people thought we were crazy to put our
financial and social lives in danger like this. Others just looked at us
with pity, "knowing" we’d be back in a few months from our vacation with our
tails between our legs, begging for re-entry into the world that we seemed so
willing to chuck for the sake of adventure.
we weren’t designing their dream,
creating ours. And, after all these years of world travel,
we are still
(and with a stronger portfolio! Do you ever hear THAT from the financial
and moving into the future
The most difficult part
of this adventure was that there was no support system in place for
“professional vagabonds.” The word “Location Independent Living” hadn’t been
invented yet, nor had email, electronic bank transfers,
safe withdrawal rates, downloadable books or music.
That was three
decades ago (seems almost primitive, doesn't it?), and today the choice to become
financially independent and live
a lifestyle of travel is So. Much. Easier.
To stay in touch with
family and friends, we utilize email, Skype and
social media. Our photos are digital
and are kept on a hard drive or up in the cloud. Ninety-nine percent of our
bills and financial transactions are done online with the click of a key.
The snail mail we do get is handled through
Traveling Mailboxes. We
can get our news in an instant with 24/7 worldwide coverage. We download
movies, take online courses, and order music or books from Amazon or from
hundreds of businesses who offer what we are looking for.
Things have changed a LOT over the last
4 decades and
digital nomads are
Freedom was our motivation
While there are many ways
to live a life, and we aren’t criticizing anyone’s choice, for us, Freedom
was our motivation.
There were plenty of
times along the road where we could have given up, could have dissed our
dreams and settled for a life that did not make our hearts sing. But
instead, we followed our inner push to do something different. Freedom to
try something new, to come and go as we wanted, freedom to try different
combinations - outside of convention - for our lifestyle.
These days we
sit, rent apartments,
live in apart-hotels, are
car-free and utilize the many choices for public
transport. We've lived in mile-high, springtime weather locations, in the
tropics, on islands, in Colonial cities and
friendships span the globe. We've crossed oceans and mountains and our minds
have opened up. We have seen the best of humanity with wonderful
people and opportunities everywhere!
The longer we lived this
lifestyle, the lighter our baggage became.
Sharing all of these experiences and
perspectives with YOU, our Readers, is why we have kept
alive. We want to show you options for living, give you choices that
will save you money or open your viewpoints. The world is a grand
place and we encourage you to travel and take big bites out of Life!
Now in our seventies, we are
experienced travelers, we continue to learn on all levels, and are still
enjoying experiences over stuff. We are looking forward to many more days,
weeks and years of this lifestyle and we want to continue sharing it with
TWELVE THOUSAND DAYS! Come celebrate with
us! We toast to YOU!
Our messages to you are the same as they
were from the very beginning:
Don't let anyone steal your dreams
If WE can do it, YOU can too!
Come celebrate with us and begin your
journey to your own twelve thousand days of financial freedom!
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About the Authors
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.
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