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How To Downsize Your Home In 9 Easy Steps

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 08.11.2015 | Fifty
Linda DeMers Hummel

It was true. My kids were grown and gone, I was divorced, and it was time to leave my home of 26 years for something smaller and more manageable. Gulp. The word 'downsizing' sounds harsh to me. Somehow it conveys your life isn't as important -- as vital -- as it used to be.

Opting For Less

Dana Laquidara | Posted 06.25.2015 | Women
Dana Laquidara

Nothing sparks the desire to simplify more than the feeling of overwhelm or of not having enough time. Who doesn't wish for more time, nearly every day? Everything we do replaces something else that we cannot do at the same time. We have the ability to tune in and figure out what feels like an intrusion, or a leech, on our life's energy.

Some Recent Letters on Downsizing and Mortgage Lender Mistakes

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

In pricing loans used to purchase a home, lenders distinguish three possible uses of the property. Mortgages used to purchase a house that the purchasers intend to occupy as their primary residence get the best price.

Why I Am Learning How To Downsize And Let Go

Next Avenue | Posted 11.14.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Francine Russo I tried to stay in my big home -- but discovered a special joy in making a smaller new one I mov...

Boomers Still Pursuing The 'American Dream'

Posted 12.11.2011 | Fifty

Weighing in at 79 million Americans, making up 26 percent of the U.S. population, baby boomers have always been a force to be reckoned with. Even the ...

10 CEOs Who Got Rich By Cutting Jobs

Mother Jones | Josh Harkinson | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business

The insecurity of the middle class has a lot to do with how executives are paid. Bonuses pegged to stock prices encourage CEOs to mercilessly outsourc...

Why Income Inequality Is Too Big To Ignore

The New York Times | Robert H. Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PEOPLE often remember the past with exaggerated fondness. Sometimes, however, important aspects of life really were better in the old days. During t...

Will Barnes And Noble Closings Leave Landlords In The Cold? | DON JACOBSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As a "bricks-and-mortar" business in a bookselling world that's rapidly adopting digital downloads, fears are creeping in that a new Barnes & Noble ow...

2010 Predictions: Simpler, Greener Lifestyles

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

In 2010, Americans will look for ways to save a penny or two, and with a few years of practice under their belts they'll get more thrifty. We'll see the following green trends emerge in 2010.

2010 Predictions: Smaller, Smarter, Greener Homes

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Here are five common-sense ways in which Americans will reduce residential energy consumption this year.

How Not to Lose Your AmEx Black Card: Staying a Step Ahead of Outplacement

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Viscusi

Whether we are downsized, right sized, fired for cause, or not...unemployment in 2009 is not associated with only mid-level and lower-level jobs. It's an egalitarian phenomenon.