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The Retirement Boom by Catherine Allen

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CHAPTER 10Simplifying Your Life and Living a Life of Passion

The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.

—Lin Yutang

Many Boomers are reaching the stage of de-acquisition, that period of time where we want to stop acquiring things, and start giving them away or selling them. It might be to downsize a house or as part of a move. It might be because our children need things to start their households. But it is often because we want to simplify our lives—what we own and how we live. This final chapter is meant to help you focus on ways to simplify your life so that you may have more time to follow your passions and live the way you want.

Our friends, at first, laughed at the idea of the four of us writing a chapter about simplifying ...

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