Rightsizing

Rightsizing

Rightsize Your Life and Get Back Your Time

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on July 27, 2017

Corporate monopolies have been illegal in the U.S. since 1890. But that hasn’t stopped “legal” ones from exploiting you more than 125 years later…in a much more insidious way…

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Is Renting Your Property the Best Option for You?

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on July 10, 2017

Not long ago, a question came in from one of your fellow subscribers. She was rightsizing her life, leaving behind a large house in a big city for a smaller, easier space and a simpler existence…

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Building a Log Cabin Filled with the Scent of Pine

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on April 17, 2017

Our 28-year-old son, Jesse, came to us recently with the idea of building a log cabin. My husband, Ben, and I were a bit doubtful. It was a large project…but we did have the land…

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Reconnecting in a Cohousing Community

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on March 18, 2017

Moving to the EcoVillage Ithaca in New York was one of the best decisions Laura Beck ever made. “We have ponds to swim in and to ice skate on in winter…

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Avoid the Graying of Student Loan Debt…Downsize

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 21, 2017

Over the past 10 years, student loan debt in the U.S. ballooned from less than $600 billion – which was already out of control – to more than $1.25 trillion. But beware of the student loan debt trap…

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Downsize to Spend Time on What Really Matters

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 2, 2017

A little over a year ago I threw out almost everything I owned. Since then I’ve been living out of a single bag. I live in random places through Airbnb or other house or room-sharing services…

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Enjoy an Affordable, Liberating Life by Downsizing

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 27, 2017

It was, as I recall, a pretty normal evening, when Deb, my wife of several decades, leaned over the staircase rail and asked: “What would you think about retiring onto a sailboat…

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Downsize for Stargazing, Tango, and a Rustic Cabin

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 24, 2017

When I moved from the fourth-largest city in America to the mountains of rural Virginia, it was a radical change. I drove out, one night, to the little rustic cabin I had leased, which was…

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How to Plan For Small-Space Living

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on August 10, 2016

Choosing to a simple, more affordable life leads to less stress and more rewards.
And moving into a tiny home—or at least a smaller space—is a surefire step in the right direction. After all, do you really need the space you’re in? With lower rent or mortgage payments, you’ll have more money in your pocket.

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Eight Clever Storage Strategies for Small-Space Living

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on July 27, 2016

Most tiny houses range in size from 100 to 400 square feet. Unless you’ve been living in a budget, studio apartment, this means a big change in living area. But this is your opportunity to take a…

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Quit Paying Rent…and Start Investing Your Money

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on June 27, 2016

Thirty years ago, I took a backhoe and began digging a hole in the side of a hill. I was going to build a house with a revolutionary new design. Nothing like it had ever been built before, as far as I knew. As far as I know, now, nothing like it was ever built again.

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Live Simply…in an Affordable Tiny House

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on June 20, 2016

How much does it cost to build a tiny house? As is the case with any home, this isn’t an easy question to answer. Some people really pare down their lives, get “back to basics”, and manage to cobble together a decent living space for around $10,000.

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