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08/13/2014 10:51 am ET

What Should Couples Do When Downsizing In Retirement?

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A move to a small space later in life can be rife with baggage—both literal and emotional. So we asked The Experts: What advice would you give to couples who are downsizing?

How to Think About Downsizing Your Life
SARA LAWRENCE-LIGHTFOOT: I confess that I do not speak from personal experience. I have lived in the same big house for 40 years; the home where I have raised my children; where I have written my books, the place that is layered miles deep with family stories and memories.

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