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My Minimal Life

As I am forging my way into my new life, I have had the pleasant rediscovery that I am a minimalist. It’s something that I realized in my teen years, but after living with a hoarder for so long I had forgotten. 291 more words

Exploring the Benefits of Reverse Mortgages

Most Canadian seniors have 80 per cent of assets tied up in their house – and they can access that money in retirement. As seen in… 1,025 more words

Mortgage Basics

The Craigslist Connection

I think the Universe conspires to connect like-minded souls…sometimes in the oddest of ways. Like chatting with the lady in front of you at the grocery store and finding out she’s from your own hometown or in this case, meeting two random strangers on the same day, who, like me, are on their own journey toward minimalism. 503 more words


Sleepless Nights and Closet-Cleaning (Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird)

What to do if you wake at 3AM and can’t go back to sleep? Here’s a thought — get up and sort something out. For example, these purses came from a deep dark corner of my closet, the result of an… 325 more words


Bye, Bye, Big House & Other Downsizing Realizations

Well, not yet, but it’s on the market now at least!

There’s still a little touching up and some minor repairs to be done, but we’ve spiffed it up for a (hopefully) fast sale. 1,277 more words

Tumbleweed Tiny House


As modern medicine improves our life expectancy, the decision for many of us is what will we do in our aging years; and, more importantly where will we do it.   122 more words