downsizing

How to Decide What to Keep When Downsizing

When you're clearing out the clutter, make sure these items stick around.

18 Times in Life When Less Is More

From food to Facebook, and everything in between, you really could stand to do with less. Sometimes a LOT less.

23 Frugal Living Resolutions Anyone Can Master

As the Champagne pops and the confetti flies, why not make some resolutions you can really keep this year?

My 16 Favorite Ways to Get Rid of Clutter

Keep clutter out of your house — and out of a landfill — with one or more of these smart ways to keep your place tidy.

How to Come Up With $1,000 in the Next 30 Days

Wouldn’t it be nice to have an extra $1,000 at the end of a month? You can do it!

My 2016 Budget Challenge: How to Decide When to Sell Your House

Max is facing one of the biggest decisions in her budget challenge yet — should she sell her house? The decision is amusingly complex.

12 Money Moves to Make the Moment You Decide to Retire

The hard work of a 9-to-5 may be over with retirement, but another kind of hard work begins — maintaining a comfortable lifestyle. These money moves will help.

10 Money Moves to Make When a Layoff Is Coming

You've seen the warning signs. When you suspect job cuts are headed your way, it's time to get these money moves in motion.

Can Tiny House Living Actually Save You Money?

The latest trend in real estate is living large in a really small space. Seems like that should be a money-saver, right?

Do This If You Have Too Much Credit Card Debt

Step one? Stop digging! Step two? Develop smart spending and saving habits, like these, to get on top of your debt — and stay there.

How to Start Saving for Retirement at 40+

It's never too late to start saving. If you skirted retirement savings in your younger years, you can still catch up — here's how.

Becoming a One-Car Family: 5 Points to Consider

Is that extra set of wheels really necessary? You can save a lot of money by downsizing your driveway — you just need to map it out.

Mind-Blowing Tiny Houses With Huge Design Inspiration

These houses may be small, but they pack a ton of design punch! Take a (quick!) tour around eight inspired, tiny houses.

Big Lessons From the Tiny House Movement

Imagine life without a mortgage or an overstuffed attic. Even if we don't live in one, tiny houses can teach us a lot about consumption, debt, and simplicity.

Find Your Hidden Spending Habits and Save

If you want to increase savings, find your hidden spending habits and wring out the waste. Start by checking out these spending categories.

Great Ways to Advertise Your Yard Sale

Having a yard sale to get rid of your clutter is great! Well...it is if anyone shows up. Ensure that they do with these advertising techniques.

Take an Imaginary Do-Over

When it comes to defining what you really need and want in life, it can help to imagine having nothing at all.

Beyond Debt-Free: Getting By in the New Economy

Living debt-free is a great goal — but as the economy remains shaky, is that enough? Discover more ways to make sure you're on solid financial ground.

Book Review: Early Retirement Extreme

Think you can live on one-tenth of your current income? If you're ready to downsize, this book can help you retire long before you ever thought possible.

How to Downsize and Declutter

Here's a simple timeline for sorting and decluttering painlessly with a three-phase strategy: 3-month plan, 6-month plan, and the year-or-more plan.