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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Successful Retirees and Captivating Characters

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Interview with Rob Krakoff Ex-professional ball player, published author and gamer, Rob Krakoff has reinvented himself several times. Now living in Chapala, Mexico, he helps seniors with their physical fitness through diet and exercise. Read this interesting interview with Rob!  

Double Trouble - Interview with Carole and Margo There is no one way to live a life, or for that matter, one way to live a dream retirement. Carol and Margo have an interesting story and when finding themselves single in mid-life, decided to join forces and resources to create a unique retirement style.  

Interview with Garry Holmes - Living supercheap in Thailand.

Interview with Itchy Nomads Suzanne and John O'Rourke - Suzanne and John O'Rourke have had one heckuva life filled with world travel and working around the globe.

Interview with World Travelers Jeremy and Winnie -  Several years ago Jeremy purchased our book and then we met him in Chiangmai, Thailand. Since then, he and his wife, Winnie have retired from the work force and are now traveling the world. Take a moment and read this fun and informative interview!

Interview with Bob Clyatt Author of Work Less, Live More. It's over a decade since Bob wrote his book and we asked how his semi-retirement life was going, and also how his two recommended portfolios were performing.

Interview with Jackie Lange, Panama Relocation Tours If you have ever thought of relocating or retiring to Panama, you need to read this interview. Packed with information and insight. Check it out.

Interview with Dr. Luis De Pena Everywhere we travel we see the local Expat community getting involved in helping those who are less fortunate. This is the story of how Expats are working with locals in Guatemala to fund and run a health clinic for affordable prices and with good care.

Interview Update with Kevin and Erin Knox Since retirement life is not static, we asked if Kevin and Erin would do a follow up Q&A for our Readers. See our first interview here A fascinating couple, with world-wide experience both in their previous careers and in travel. Read, Kevin and Erin Knox interview.


Interview with Len Smith We at RetireEarlyLifestyle are always looking for unique ways for our Readers to make money and to express themselves. This could be an opportunity for you.

Several years ago we did an interview with an intrepid traveler named Bill Clevenger whom we met in Thailand. He shared his wisdom, insight and travel tips with our Readers at that time. We caught up with Bill in Guatemala and did an Update with Bill Clevenger

Paul and Vicki Terhorst Interview Update When we last interviewed Paul and Vicki Terhorst in 2007, they owned property and a home in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lots has changed. Read their update interview here.

Interview with Karen Venable Karen Venable runs a roommate finding business especially for women over 50.

Interview with Nancy Pettine - What if you are single or your spouse prefers the comforts of home to the challenge of adventure?

Portable Professionals Impressed with this young couple's travel resume and joie de vivre, we asked that they tell our readers about their location independent living style.

Interview with Soon to be, Retirees, Lori & Randy Grant - Lori and Randy are successfully paving their path to financial independence.

Interview with The Professional Hobo - I'm Nora Dunn (not the one who's big in Hollywood Ė although I have been in Hollywood movies) and I'm...

Interview with Lori Shea, Owner, Guatemala Medical Travel With the prices of medical care and health insurance in the States being so high, Medical Tourism or Medical Travel is a workable answer for many. Lori Shea is the owner of Guatemala Medical Travel and she shares some very important insights on this conundrum.

Early Retirees, Kevin & Valerie Cooper I had more questions than we had time for as Kevin and Valerie were exploring Chapala, and had plans for moving on to...

Interview with Hugh Leong I first came to Thailand - it seems like another lifetime ago - as a Peace Corps volunteer and worked here for a number of years, but for more than 20 years, I never returned. When my consulting job at Boeing was sent to India, I thought that maybe it was ...

Successful Survival A Transformational Retirement Tale by Drake Bozarth Arriving back to the US, we found that the whole economy had crashed. To our great disappointment, our investments started...

Early Retirees Steve and Lynn Miller Interview We sold our software business in 2009 and both are fully retired in 2012 at ages 50 and 52. Our kids are going off to college in the fall of 2012 so we plan to feed our wanderlust by traveling most of the year.

Early Retiree Chris Smith Interview  Chris purchased our book several years ago, and we finally met him in person in Chapala, Mexico last year. Creative, eccentric, generous and with a heart of gold, Chris allowed us to interview him and he shares his sense of humor and retirement...

With the financial markets in turmoil and the investing future being uncertain, we contacted Sy Harding from Street Smart Report for some insight into what investors should be doing with their money today. He was very generous in answering our questions...  click here to read more.

Mexican Road Warriors We often get mail from our readers expressing concerns and curiosity about driving in Mexico and what itís like to own a car here. Doubts about safety are often ..

One Woman, World Traveler As a couple, we are fortunate to share our love of travel together. But what if you are single, or your spouse prefers the comforts of home to the challenge of...

Breadth of Life  Betty had a bigger story she wanted to tell. She had just learned she had inoperable cancer and was given less than six months to live.

Living Deliberately; A Family in Motion This family is on a mission; one focused on discovery, expansion, learning and finding out what it means to be a human being in an inter-country exchange that began in...

Having the Fire to Retire Dennis and Martha McIntire retired in the midst of the worse financial meltdown in our lifetimes.

Known to the blog world and on national television as The Millionaire Mommy Next Door, Jen Smith went from working a minimum wage job as a college drop-out to financial freedom as a debt-free, self-made millionaire by age 40. Since Jen didn't inherit wealth or win the lottery, she serves as the kind of example we admire.

We have known Burt and Lucille Kennedy for a number of years and thought their experience of retiring and living along the shores of Lake Chapala, Mexico was worth sharing.

Rick and Darlene Swanson purchased the 3rd Edition of our book, The Adventurer's Guide to Early Retirement in 2007. We have kept in contact through emails ever since, learning that the Swanson's are raising a family of three children and travel the world on family vacations while still maintaining a goal of retirement at age 50. They have been most kind to answer our questions of how they do this skillfully and having family fun at the same time. We know that those of you with families will benefit from their practical wisdom and experience!

During our conversations Mark and Stephanie discussed how they had raised a fiscally responsible child while maintaining their retirement dream. We knew their story would peak the interest of our readers.

The journey towards retirement is different for everyone. Since we all have a different approach, we thought Kim Hurtís account of leaving the working world and entering retirement would be informative to those of you who will be facing that challenge soon yourselves.

An extraordinary benefit of being world travelers, is getting to know other world travelers. A few years ago, we met Dale Knight in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Traveling by Knight

Several years ago we met Steve Kramer, a very successful Ex-Pat.  Well traveled, well read and now a locally famous photography instructor.


Early Retired from the Military, but still has active duties. Doug Nordman

For the price of a beer he told us his story. Roger Rocks!

I first met Captain Ray Gaines while sitting at my poolside office in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Courageous, Captain Ray Gaines

Respectful, supportive and sharp-as-a-whip, Cynthia exudes the confidence of a woman who knows who she is and what she wants. Cynthia Barnett

"Be a doer, not a talker" is her motto. Penny Strong, a one-woman Peace Corps, walks the talk. A Strong Commitment to Humanity

Pedro is a Ladies Man At thirty-five, he has those handsome Portuguese good looks, and is soft spoken. Itís no wonder heís always got a girl on his arm.

Billy and Akaisha in Bangkok, Thailand

Interviews of Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Rock Your Retirement Interviews Billy and Akaisha Kaderli about Medical Tourism or for the MP3 video only, Click Here

Speaking of Travel, Marilyn Ball Interviews Billy and Akaisha Kaderli! A Real Kick! 

Top Money Hacks Interviews Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

How to Retire Early - MarketWatch Andrea Coombes 

Nomadtopia Radio Interviews Billy and Akaisha - Financial Sustainability

How to Travel Forever - World Wanderers Interview Billy and Akaisha

Interview of Us by Andy Hobo Traveler

Yes, It's Possible to Retire in Your 30's

Cash Flow Diary - You CAN Live Life on Your Own Terms!

Interview with Billy Kaderli

Toasting 25 Years of Financial Freedom

Retiring before 40 - How it's Really Done, with less money than you might imagine

Three major cash-sucks one couple avoided to retire at age 38

How to Retire and Travel the World Forever with Billy and Akaisha Kaderli - Podcast Interview

Mary Eileen Williams of Feisty Side of Fifty Radio interviews Akaisha! Listen to this inspiring and practical interview here

How indexing helped these retirees live footloose and fancy-free

Dave Ross from CBS Radio interviews Billy and Akaisha

Life Part 2 Meets the Retire Early Lifestyle

From Panajachel, Guatemala, the Dennings interview Billy and Akaisha. To view video, click here.

Itchynomad interviews Billy and Akaisha via Skype

Market Watch interviews Billy and Akaisha, 2014

Podcast with Deb Scott - Travel the World, Retire Early

Podcast with the Mad Fientist

A candid and casual interview with us by

Our latest interview; a chat with Morgen Bailey

Retire South of the Border
Laura Cohn, Kiplinger magazine

Finding a Low Cost Paradise  
Scott Burns interviews Billy & Akaisha Interview II
Judy Martel

TV 12 Interview
Nicole McGregor 12 News Phoenix

Minyanville Financial Infortainment Interview

The Investment U e-Letter

Kiplinger's Retirement Planning 2007

Nationally Syndicated Radio Show Talk Host Clark Howard

Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine Oct 2006

Jet Setter Show with Jason Hartman interviews Billy & Akaisha

Interview with David Hardy Good Morning Chiangmai News

Work Less, Live More Interview

PBS Money Moves Interview

AZ Tribune Interview

Audio Interview with Dr. Cynthia Barnett

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About the Authors

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance 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 Adventurerís Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

Billy and Akaisha continue to journal and photograph their world travels.

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