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Downsizing

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?

Zen Meets Tiny Homes: Movable Paper Walls Transform Spaces (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Inspired by Japanese homes, the architects not only made the bathroom the center of the living space, but he copied the concept of Shoji "paper" panels. They don't simply view the doors as dividers, but as a way to change their clients' perspective on their home.

Workload Overload: What's Your Definition Of Lifestyle?

David Geller | Posted 08.14.2012 | Fifty
David Geller

I recently met with a couple in their early 60's. The husband has a high-paying, demanding job in a rapidly changing industry. He works 60+ hours a week and is constantly complaining to his wife that he's exhausted and has often lamented that he's working himself into an early grave.

Seventies DIY Pioneer Publishes Book on Tiny Homes

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 07.10.2012 | Books
Kirsten Dirksen

Lloyd Kahn's Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter is a nod to the current "grassroots movement to scale things back," and in it he profiles about 150 builders who have created homes under 500 square feet.

WATCH: We the Tiny House People: Documentary Trailer

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 06.19.2012 | Entertainment
Kirsten Dirksen

I continue to discover people who aren't even aware of this movement: iving in shipping containers, houseboats, tool sheds, former pigeon coops and treehouses. These stripped-down shelters reveal for us the essence of home.

12 Sites To Help You Cash In On Your Spring Cleaning

Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

For some, the ritual of spring cleaning can be stressful and chaotic, not to mention a source of guilt. Who wants to throw all that old, unwanted stuf...

PHOTOS: The 52-Foot Yacht They Will Soon Call Home

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

Downsizing is more than just a popular midlife slogan for Ginger and Steve Penny. Recently, the pair -- both 61 -- decided to give up their 2,700-squa...

WATCH: Tiny Stone Toolshed as Timeless Mediterranean Country Home

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Most of the windows, except for the large openings providing a view of the sea, are tiny. So from a distance, the home resembles yet another of the boulders dotting the mountainside.

WATCH: 96-Square-Foot Tiny Home Handbuilt Inside Century-Old Sheep Barn

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

The only real shelter on the property was an old sheep barn, leftover from when the property was homesteaded a century ago, so he decided to build a small shack inside the structure as a home.