An Adventurer's Guide to Extremely Early Retirement

Save smart and limit expenses, and you, too, can retire sooner rather than later.

Editor's note: This article is adapted from Kiplinger's Retirement Planning 2007 guide. Order your copy today.

Eighteen years ago, when Billy and Akaisha Kaderli were in their late thirties, they decided they were working more and enjoying it less. So Billy, a stockbroker, and Akaisha, a restaurant owner-turned-office manager, vowed to save enough money to retire in two years. And they did. "Every time I looked at a latte or a new pair of shoes, I decided I didn't need them," says Akaisha. "I'd say to myself: I could either buy this or be days closer to our goal."

Subscribe to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Be a smarter, better informed investor.

Save up to 74%

Sign up for Kiplinger’s Free E-Newsletters

Profit and prosper with the best of expert advice on investing, taxes, retirement, personal finance and more - straight to your e-mail.

Profit and prosper with the best of expert advice - straight to your e-mail.

Sign up
Swipe to scroll horizontally

To continue reading this article
please register for free

This is different from signing in to your print subscription

Why am I seeing this? Find out more here