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Downsizing

5 Surefire Signs You're Ready to Downsize

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.16.2013 | Fifty

Eventually, we pretty much all downsize. While a few diehards may opt to stay in their large family homes until the hearse pulls into the driveway, mo...

When Downsizing Your Home Could Be an Upgrade to Your Life

Hulya Aksu | Posted 10.14.2013 | DC
Hulya Aksu

I don't want more. We don't need it. In fact, I want less. Less is so much lighter. Less is so much easier. Less is so much more affordable. Less is more elegant, more fun. Less is just so much more.

From 'Health' to 'Happiness': A Leading 50+ Expert Answers Your Questions

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.28.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

As a leading lifestyle gerontologist for the 50+ population, I'm often asked a myriad of different questions.

Downsizing: "Less" Can Be "More"!

Sylvia Forrest | Posted 09.14.2013 | Denver
Sylvia Forrest

This was another fixer-upper: four usable floors and a carriage house, totaling over 5,000 square feet. Once again, we did a lot of work to the home, and made a profit when we sold. Can you guess what we bought next?

You Lost Your Job -- Now What?

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Bruce Weinstein

Believing in yourself is one of the best ways of applying the principle of compassion to your own life. Consider this as well: How can others benefit from your expertise if you don't get the word out?

How We Downsized 2,000 Sq. Ft. Into Two Rolling Duffles To See The World

Lynne Martin | Posted 09.01.2013 | Fifty
Lynne Martin

The minute we decided to disengage ourselves from most of our house and possessions so we could spend our retirement traveling internationally, the grinding elimination process began, and we were faced with deciding whose possessions were worthy of how much space!

Moving Memories

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 08.27.2013 | Parents
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

It was the house in which my oldest son took his first steps, the house in which we brought home from the hospital two more newborn baby boys, and in which we celebrated all of their accomplishments and milestones.

The Weight of My Past

Deborah Gaines | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

As I sort through 15 years of accumulation, I see how lax I've been in keeping up with the changes in my life.

The One Word That Sends Chills Down My Spine

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty
Meryl Hartstein

So now what happens as we get into our middle years? Our children have graduated college, have moved out on their own and started their own nest eggs. We are now left with our glorious homes that we've worked so hard for. Put all of our sweat and tears into only to hear, 'maybe it's time to downsize.'

Mother of the Grad Blues

Leslie Lehr | Posted 07.20.2013 | Fifty
Leslie Lehr

When she turns to scan the crowd, I wonder if she has plans after dinner tonight. I wonder if she has plans for tomorrow, or next week. I wonder if she is happy or scared, or both. I wonder if she is looking for me.

Letting Go: A Series

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Ruth Neubauer

"Letting Go: A Series" The books on my bookshelf represent my passions and dreams books read and unread centering clay button history diagnostic man...

10 Ways To Downsize Without Stress

Cari Shane | Posted 06.24.2013 | Fifty
Cari Shane

"Don't feel you have to do it all in a day. Seeing one cleaned out room is a powerful motivator to break free from the past!"

Downsizing 101

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
Bruce Weinstein

Sunset over the Hudson / photo by Bruce Weinstein Most discussions about downsizing focus on the legal, economic or psychological issues raised by t...

Paring Down

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 04.29.2013 | Fifty
Ruth Neubauer

On my back, I carry a three-bedroom, 2,200 square foot house. It all looks great. It would be great to live here with someone. But that is not going to happen, so I'm trying to get out of here.

More Bad News For Nokia (Or At Least Some Of Its Employees)

AP | Posted 03.19.2013 | Technology

HELSINKI (AP) — Struggling Nokia Corp. is downsizing by more than 1,000 jobs, part of a wide-ranging plan to cut costs and streamline operations. ...

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...

A 120-Square-Foot Home Nestled In The Mountains

The Huffington Post | Amy Marturana | Posted 12.03.2012 | HuffPost Home

A benefit of tiny house living, is that they can finally do work what they enjoy.

Operation Relocation: Adventures In Searching For A Place To Retire

Darlene Sneden | Posted 01.02.2013 | Fifty
Darlene Sneden

After more than 25 years of living in Montclair, NJ, the urban/suburban community due west of New York City where we raised our two kids, my husband Mike and I are tapped out. We are in our mid-50s and we are ready to find a smaller home in a more temperate climate.

Extreme Downsizing: Could You Live In This Tiny Home?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.22.2012 | Fifty

Is it just a popular misconception that retirees downsize to smaller homes? While some certainly do, recent research from the National Association of ...

I Pared My Life Down to Only 100 Items

LearnVest | Posted 12.10.2012 | Women
LearnVest

Because we were working so much (my husband was a service director in the automotive industry), we had this mentality that we deserved to be rewarded. I was constantly spending on clothing and accessories; my husband and I would treat ourselves to dinners out and expensive vacations.

10 Signs You're Not as Rich as You Could Be

Francine Jay | Posted 11.18.2012 | Money
Francine Jay

Are you frustrated with your finances? Drowning in debt? Or just not sure where your money goes each month?

Handling Pay Cuts: The Reality of Our Time

Donna Flagg | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business
Donna Flagg

Yes, it is a lot to ask employees to welcome a decrease in pay, but there are ways to present it as an initiative vital to the health and future of everyone involved.

On Wanting More

Ann Bauer | Posted 09.24.2012 | Women
Ann Bauer

When I was home with my husband and children, I was mostly content. But there were times when my envy turned into resentment and a striving for something better.

The Un-Empty Nest

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 09.02.2012 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

Whoever coined the phrase "the empty nest" didn't have real children.

Letter to My 18-Year-Old Self

Natalie Thomas | Posted 08.22.2012 | Women
Natalie Thomas

When you think back to your younger self and where you've come since then, are you satisfied?