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How Do You Contribute to the World?
Being FIRE'd is not all fun and games. Many FIREEs donate their time and
expertise in their lives away from work. Take a read here to find out what some
of these wonderful people are doing to make the world a better place.
Interview with Tom Brickman, The Frugal Gay
There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to the Path of Financial
Independence. Tom, who calls himself The Frugal Gay on his social media, has
wowed his followers time and again with his ability to remodel older homes
and resell them at profit. He owns properties in Ohio and Texas. In this
interview, Tom gives lots of insight and advice on how he hit financial
critical mass through Real Estate.
Interview with Robert and Robin Charlton We met Robert and Robin in
Saigon, Vietnam where we enjoyed some weasel coffee with them (!) If you
have a "normal" job and an average salary, can you retire early? YOU BET!
Fun-loving, adventurous and independent this couple has some great advice to
anyone who might be looking to FIRE. Enjoy this interview with Robert and
Robin Charlton. To read what the Charltons are doing today, 17 years into
their retirement, read their
exciting UPDATE INTERVIEW here.
Our interview with Michelle and Peter Bugaiski We at
RetireEarlyLifestyle thought this Financial Independence story would be
appealing to our Readers for several reasons. Michelle and Peter are fully
able to FIRE now, and Michelle already has. However,
Peter is choosing to work a little while longer to take advantage of a great
job, at great pay, while being able to travel and work digitally. Enjoy this
interview with Michelle and Peter.
Interview with Early Retirees Rick and Rory Ackerman We at
RetireEarlyLifestyle love to bring you different retirement stories. There's
no one right way to get to Financial Independence, or to spend your FI time
after you achieve it. We are happy to bring Rick and Rory's adventure to
Our interview with Jon Chevreau, journalist, editor, financial pundit,
Findependence Day and owner of the blog
FindependenceHub.com has shared
his Findependence story with our Readers. Read more about
his story here.
Digital Nomads Brent and Michael Self-described as "retired-ish" these
world traveling digital nomads have only "sort of" set themselves on FIRE.
In only 5 years since they left the US, Brent and Michael have already lived
in almost 2 dozen countries. Read their story here.
World Travelers, Ali and Alison Walker
share their journey to Financial Independence. What was their motivation?
When did the "light bulb" go off for them to decide to FIRE? What is their
average yearly spending? And more...
and Susan Mossop sold everything except for a carry-on suitcase and a
daypack each and began to travel the world full-time. Their nomadic
lifestyle centers around traveling slowly, staying in a country for as long
as a tourist visa allows, usually 30 to 90 days. And far, they have spent
time in 23 different countries.
Kelvin and Annalisa Lozano are slow
traveling the world with their young son, Elio. In their early 30s, Kelvin and
Annalisa jumped off the Corporate working world hamster wheel and dove into this
nomadic lifestyle. If you have ever wondered if you could travel the world as a
family, read this wonderfully authentic interview.
We have known Dale Knight for
over a decade. An inveterate world traveler, Dale has logged
more miles and seen more countries than we can personally name.
Traveling is good for the mind and soul,
UPDATE INTERVIEW with Dale Knight. Here is our
previous interview with Dale - one still very worthy to read for
its wisdom and insight.
Traveling by Knight For a
COVID Travel Update Interview with Dale, click here.
with Mr. and Mrs. Nomad Numbers The variety of reasons to leave the
workforce when young are many, and the options for living a satisfying FIRE
lifestyle are inspirational. We always say there's no one-size-fits-all. Enjoy
our interview with Mr. and Mrs. Nomad Numbers, who tell us their story. Take a
Interview with Jillian Johnsrud Billy and I were intrigued by
this FIRE story for two reasons. One, Jillian and her husband, Adam
decided early on to focus on the goal of financial independence
together, and two, they are doing this while raising their five
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. Don't miss the
INTERVIEW with this amazing couple!
Interview with Soon to be, Retirees, Lori & Randy Grant -
Lori and Randy are
successfully paving their path to financial independence. Want
to know what the Grants are doing now? Read their
UPDATED INTERVIEW here. Want to know more about house
sitting? Lori and Randy are professionals. Read their Q&A here:
Make the Most of House Sitting - Q&A with
Professional House Sitters Randy and Lori
Interview with Jim and Kathy McLeod - Another successful
journey to financial independence! Read our interview with early
retirees, Jim and Kathy McLeod. Read our really fun
UPDATED INTERVIEW with Jim and Kathy McLeod, who also hiked the
El Camino Trail through France and Spain.
A Canadian Perspective on Health Care Overseas - Q and A
with Jim McLeod and Retire Early Lifestyle.
Interview of Judith M. Taylor, M.D. - The world is full of
amazing people, each with their own story. After leaving her
physician career in New York, Judith Taylor, M.D. re-invented
herself! She became a well-known author in her expertise of plants.
Dr. Taylor illustrates perfectly, how just because one becomes a
certain calendar age, or after they leave a fulfilling career, life
continues to be grand. Do something different! Re-describe yourself.
The journey towards retirement is
different for everyone. Since we all have a different approach, we
Kim Hurt’s account of leaving the working world and entering
retirement would be informative
to those of you who will be facing that challenge soon yourselves.
UPDATED INTERVIEW is exciting and informative also.
Interview with Brian Watkins - Meet Brian Watkins, an Early
Retiree with spirit and courage who chose his future. Now he's
living "De Life" - check out his tips and perspectives.
with Chris Mamula - Early Retiree at age 41 You will enjoy Chris
Mamula's uplifting and practical story of Financial Independence - a
young man with a wife and family.
with Tony Beck - Inspirational and Practical This is a
very down-to-earth success story of a journey to financial
independence and personal satisfaction. Enjoy our interview with
Having the Fire to Retire Dennis and Martha McIntire retired
in the midst of the worse financial meltdown in our lifetimes. Read
UPDATED INTERVIEW with Dennis and Martha and find out how
they recovered from the 2008 crash.
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. Read our
UPDATED INTERVIEW with Steve and Lynn, who have found their
sweet spot in their FIRE lifestyle.
Interview with Jackie Lange On our visit to Boquete,
Panama, we met up with Jackie Lange of Panama Relocation Tours.
Jackie was generous with both her time and her knowledge of
Panama and we knew instantly that we wanted to do an interview
with her to share her view of Panama with our Readers. If you
ever thought of moving to Panama, you will enjoy this
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 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 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!
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
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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 -
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 The Professional Hobo -
I'm Nora Dunn (not the
one who's big in Hollywood – although I
have been in
Hollywood movies) and I'm...
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
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
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 ...
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 Retiree Chris Smith Interview Chris
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
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...
here to read more.
Mexican Road Warriors
We often get mail from our readers
expressing concerns and curiosity about driving in Mexico and what
it’s like to own a car here. Doubts about safety are often ..
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
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
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...
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
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
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
Several years ago we met
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.
For the price
of a beer he told us his story.
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.
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. It’s no wonder he’s always got a girl on
Billy and Akaisha in Bangkok,
Interviews of Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
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1991. Here's how their investments have lasted over the years
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Can my investments survive a crisis if I retire early? It did for
these early retirees living in Mexico - MarketWatch
Travel Forever with Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
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These retirees ditched their pricey life in Santa
Cruz, California -- and now live on a lake in Mexico on $1,750 a
Travel Awaits interviews Travel Bloggers Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
How to Retire by 40 According to People Who Have Done
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11 Best FIRE Bloggers to Inspire Your Retirement Plan
5 Secrets of People Who Retire Early
Radio Personality Dave Ross interviews Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
... Americans Don't Realize How Wealthy They Are
They're 65 Years Old -- And Have Been Retired for Almost Three
Kuel Life Interviews Akaisha - Living the National Geographic Lifestyle
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How to Travel Forever - World Wanderers Interview Billy and
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
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
How indexing helped these retirees live footloose and fancy-free
Dave Ross from CBS Radio interviews Billy and Akaisha
Retire South of the Border
Cohn, Kiplinger magazine
Finding a Low Cost Paradise
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Bankrate.com Interview II
TV 12 Interview
12 News Phoenix
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
Interview Couple Travel Often After Retiring Early
Interview with Dr. Cynthia Barnett
What's Your Number? - How much money do you need to retire?
About the Authors
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are
recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of
finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they
share on their award winning website RetireEarlyLifestyle.com,
they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991.
They wrote the popular books, The
Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your
Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website
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