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One Year to an Organized Financial Life: From Your Bills to Your Bank Account, Your Home to Your Retirement, the Week-by-Week Guide to Achieving Financial Peace of Mind by Russell Wild, Regina Leeds

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WEEK ONE
Look for Downsizing Opportunities
This week, you can
• Rethink downsizing
• Determine if a smaller home makes sense
• Assess the emotional and economic value of big-ticket items in your life
• Think about simpler, more cost effective, transportation
DOWNSIZING CAN BE A PRETTY SCARY word. The knee-jerk reaction is to feel that downsizing of any sort represents a failure. How? Some people think that having fewer things means you are letting the world know you can’t afford the “big life” you have experienced to date. Or maybe to you downsizing means leaving the big house where you raised your family. If you aren’t sure about your next phase of life, scaling back can cause emotional upheaval.

DEFINING DOWNSIZING POSITIVELY

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