This couple retired early with $500K over 30 years ago

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired in 1991 with $500,000 in savings. Watch this video to learn about the couple and to see how they invested their money to make it last for decades. For access to live and exclusive video from CNBC subscribe to CNBC PRO:

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38 comments

Gmail 1 May 31, 2021 - 2:04 PM

I have studied this type of thing for years. It boils down to how little do you want to live. Sure you can go to exotic places. How do you live when you get there. I have children, two homes and stay at only the best hotels when I travel. You see, I grew up very poor. I lived with nothing for twenty years growing up. When I came of age and figured out how to make the most of life I went for it. Here's the secret. Be nimble in your career. When you think about what you do for a living and you don't like it. Move on. Doesn't mean changing professions. My daughter loves kids so she became a teacher. She went to work out of college and within 18 months was questioning her career choice. We sat down and I told her. Imagine the job you always wanted. Close your eyes and see that. Within 6 months she moved to Colorado. Today she loves what she does and is very happy. Having a good life doesn't mean how cheap can I live.

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Seven Lotus June 1, 2021 - 1:18 AM

The lessons is :

1. Have a job or busines to earn money.
2. Track and monitor your spending.
3. Start invest stocks as soon as possible.
4. If you want retire early, think about kids.
Because kids need a lot of money.

Hope you all get happines.
Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu.

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Gina Em June 1, 2021 - 4:05 AM

Gosh, the more I see these stories, I keep asking why am I still working! Gotta leave the workforce now.

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gencollado June 1, 2021 - 1:05 PM

These days 500k won’t even get you a 1 bed room apartment.

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Kevin Kake June 2, 2021 - 3:41 AM

I wish I could teach people this

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Scott Gibson June 2, 2021 - 4:34 AM

Reading the comments I am amazed at how many people hate their jobs. Yes having children is expensive but they have been the best thing I have ever done. I wish I could do it all over again. Investing is important but enjoying every day like it could be your last is more important. I have no desire to live in a foreign country away from all of my friends and family. I would rather go to Mexico for a week with my family and friends. We all have a different vision of paradise. I am happy they found theirs but its not for me.

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Aliyyah June 2, 2021 - 12:43 PM

Loved this video. Just wish it was longer

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Doug Larsen June 2, 2021 - 6:30 PM

So that was worth $1M back then

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Daniel Semmens June 2, 2021 - 10:46 PM

So you retire and have endless bliss totally worthless life people retire because they hate their job and then what

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Daniel Semmens June 2, 2021 - 10:48 PM

Why do you have to retire to enjoy life what book is that in

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Takashi June 2, 2021 - 11:02 PM

Having a kids can be a blessing too.. some parents are born to have kids.. some don't deserve them. U have one life and u have to decide what makes u happy. For me kids are not worth it unless I find the right women and be financial stable.

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David Wright June 3, 2021 - 1:34 PM

I like the "work life" balance…That's what we do…work, live, travel and work some more….Alot of people retire older and realize that they don't have the energy for it…Which is what happens…Unless you really take care of yourself…

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A June 3, 2021 - 6:41 PM

500k 30 years ago is like 5 millions today.

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Oscar Sandoval June 3, 2021 - 9:41 PM

Tsla all the way to 2030!!!! 🙂

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Oscar Sandoval June 3, 2021 - 9:43 PM

I’m 34 with over 600k thx to TSLA! To bad CNBS only bashes Tesla, not for long. Give a couple years and the company execution will speak for itself.

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Steve Callachor June 4, 2021 - 10:23 AM

This is a thinly veiled trick to get you to give your money to a commercial money investment manager. Living in Thailand and Mexico lets you ride on the back of less fortunate, low paid workforce!! It's as transparent as a butterfly's wing!!

Stavros

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J Licht June 5, 2021 - 1:23 PM

CNBC Options Actions Friday exposes naked shorts in AMC. Omg!!!! Things are cracking. Spread the word!!!!!!

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J Licht June 5, 2021 - 1:23 PM

CNBC Options Actions Friday exposes naked shorts in AMC. Omg!!!! Things are cracking. Spread the word!!!!!!

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Jasan Smith June 5, 2021 - 2:54 PM

Me at 33 with 750k in saving. Looking to get 10 million by 40

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Louis Y June 6, 2021 - 7:31 PM

They looked old and 500k so little

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Tysto June 7, 2021 - 12:07 PM

Luckily, the happened to retire at the beginning of the rise of the massive dot com boom.

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James Crud June 8, 2021 - 12:08 PM

More power to everyone who tries to retire early. The problem is society will grind to a halt if everyone was able to stop working at 30. Everything we rely on in modern society is a result of people working for many decades to produce the products and services we all take for granted.

This couple was only able to travel because dedicated engineers did not retire at 30 but instead spent decades developing aircraft. This applies to everything we have in modern life…our homes, our food, cars, computers, phones, roads, etc.

People need to contribute skill sets to society for things to work and keep moving along. We can't just have everyone sitting around lounging on the beach and visiting museums.

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Stock Journey June 9, 2021 - 12:05 AM

You definitely have to find a happy medium from the place you work and the enjoyment you get from it. Work can be fun and challenging but at the end of the day, you're there for a reason, goal, purpose. I have understood this concept very well and have an exit plan in place when the time is right. No actual date set but I do have my family's FI number set and I have done the math on how much we spend Year over year to compensate for market volatility. Family and friends for me is my biggest hard times boost I can't wait for the day to come when I can shake everyone's hand at work and say It's been a wild ride keep on keepin on. Im out 😎

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Bella John June 9, 2021 - 6:46 AM

I have been searching for a good broker to trade with!
Please sir how can I find one??

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davewest June 9, 2021 - 8:12 PM

If they retired at 38 they must get a very small social security payment. Sounds like they never had kids, so that helps.. And no car

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Wilians logan June 10, 2021 - 3:33 AM

Nice video!! Very engaging from beginning to end. Nevertheless, businesses and investment are the easiest way to make money irrespective of which party makes it to the oval office.

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Cal Bob 750 June 10, 2021 - 4:41 PM

You definitely need to do a FINRA check on your investment advisor. I retired in 2000 and got roped in by the free dinner and investment “seminar”. I bailed after six months with this variable annuity salesman. Ever hear of market timing with mutual funds?

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US Bullseye June 16, 2021 - 3:47 PM

Invest, Invest some more and keep investing till you can't no more.

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Joseph Slabaugh - SlabaughDotcom Amish Joe June 24, 2021 - 1:37 PM

I could have doubled that fortune in a year. But interesting that your last name is almost the same as my father in law, Bill Kaderly.

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Travel9two5 June 26, 2021 - 12:25 PM

This is just simply smart living and the fact they did this in 1991 when most of America was just school, work, family repeat. They did the opposite. The key is living in Mexico and Thailand two of the most popular nomadic lifestyle countries can’t imagine how cheap it was back then. Cause it’s STILL super cheap in 2021. There’s more than one way to live life, live happy healthy wealthy lives people. You can have money and time no need to stress/fight over the two. We can all plan design execute our lives how we want.

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cheng hung July 2, 2021 - 8:28 PM

I started with $1,500 at the beginning of the June and I'm almost at $17,558 now! all thanks to Mrs. Patricia Westbrook. You're the best. Investment has been the only gap differentiating the poor from the rich.

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Kathy Sheeran July 6, 2021 - 10:36 PM

That will put a crease in your pants 😂😂. Love that expression. And your wife’s giggle ❤️❤️❤️

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D C July 19, 2021 - 8:38 AM

we have a system in the uk like the FIRE system but its funded by other people, its called the benefit system, got to love socialists

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Sonder Expeditions July 20, 2021 - 8:30 PM

I want to retire at 50 but reach Fire by 40.

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billyrayband July 21, 2021 - 5:54 PM

Most could not do this, but if you live frugal, no kids, etc. you can do it. But they also take a pretty good hit on social security. Not sure how they handled health insurance, maybe just lucky. I would have preferred to see them lay out their current expenses/income in some detail.

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Saibu Shayer July 23, 2021 - 6:21 PM

This is some serious wholesome content

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mintheman7 August 1, 2021 - 3:35 AM

$500k in 1990 is equivalent to $1M today adjusting for inflation. So they lived off only the profits from their investments for 38 years and kept the original investment intact.

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Beatty August 31, 2021 - 1:28 AM

Invest, Invest some more and keep investing till you can't no more.

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