Tag Archives: Volunteer

Retired But Got the Blues? How Can that Be?!

After returning from this incredible 3 month trip, something weird happened. I began to mope around and waste my days fretting about what was next in life. Had I made a huge mistake by retiring early? Continue reading

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The World Is Your Oyster

  Hi Akaisha and Billy, Boy, I sure needed to see your e-mail and  the following statement as I’ve been retired (age 57) for a year now and am feeling quite lost not knowing what to do with my life.  … Continue reading

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Honor, Respect and a Purple Eggplant

All the hotels I could afford were locked tight and my only option was to beg and bribe a watchman to let me stay in the stairwell behind iron gates. Continue reading

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Thinking of Volunteering on Your Trip to Thailand? Start Here!

Using these tips to prepare to volunteer in Thailand will ensure that you make the most out of your time in Thailand while having an amazing, life-changing experience. Continue reading

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Retirement: A Time to Engage or Disengage from Life?

A retiree’s pursuits can be localized and modest or global and massive. It just depends on how you wish to spend your time. Continue reading

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Get Out of Debt Using “Loan Forgiveness” Programs

SoYouWanna pay off your student loans? Consider Wiping Out Your Loans With Some Do-Gooding. Continue reading

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What if Akaisha and Billy Hit the Big Time?

Then the thought occurred to me, “Suppose B and A hit it big and became niche ‘Trip Advisors?’ with substantial financial rewards.”

Would you continue to live frugally in Mexico and Latin America, or would you… Continue reading

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A Two for One Retirement – Volunteer!

People who are planning retirement and a possible move overseas can dip their toe in the water so to speak, and take say a 3 month holiday in one of the many places mentioned and do some volunteering and sum up how they feel about the place before making a life changing decision. Continue reading

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Unlocking the “Girl Effect” in Guatemala

An educated girl can change the world. Read about the indigenous Maya educational and mentorship program in Guatemala by Starfish One by One. Continue reading

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Starfish One by One Empowers Young Women

We are doing one thing – girls empowerment — and given our model, we cannot expand beyond 300. We want to do a lot for a few instead of doing a little for a lot. ‘The Girl Effect’ is the best way to tackle the otherwise daunting list of problems in Guatemala like malnutrition, environmental degradation, or economic exclusion. Continue reading

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