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Say Goodbye to Fund Your Life Daily…Say Hello to a Savvier, Richer Retirement

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 20, 2020

Dear The Savvy Retiree Daily Reader, And so begins a new age… You might have noticed (or not) that the Fund Your Life Daily banner you normally see atop the daily e-letter is, as of today, The Savvy Retiree Daily. While the name has changed, our mission to bring you the best, most innovative earning […]

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Stay for Free: Home-Exchange Secrets to Transform the Way You Travel

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 17, 2020

For years, my wife, Gretchen, and I listened to a couple we’re friends with talk about their frequent, exotic vacations. Every few months, it was somewhere else: Ireland, Denmark, Iceland, Costa Rica, Australia… Like my wife and me, they’re a couple consisting of a college professor and a stay-at-home parent who works part-time. And like […]

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The Joys of Semi-Retirement Overseas

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 16, 2020

The affordability of life in Panama has allowed me to live very well without the need to work. However, you can’t just sit in a hammock all day enjoying the tropical breeze (or at least, I can’t). Most expats, after being here a year or so, get itchy to do something. Many volunteer, others dedicate […]

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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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Downsize Smoothly with this Clever Tip

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on June 13, 2017

It took a downturn in the economy for some folks to see the light. But it sure illuminated their world and, yes…the emperor had no clothes. If you had wardrobes full of clothes, you had credit…

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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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