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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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