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  • Retirement center offers planning guide on what to do with your house
    Retirement center offers planning guide on what to do with your house
    The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College says you basically have two options on how to use your home for income -- downsize or get a reverse mortgage.The center discusses the pros and cons of each in a new planning guide titled &ldquo...
  • Moving Family
    3 Tips for Downsizing
    Downsizing adds an extra layer of difficulty to the process of moving, which already has plenty of dilemmas and obstacles on its own. Empty nesters moving from a four-bedroom house to a one-bedroom apartment may find themselves struggling to fit...
  • Empty Nesters are making the move to Manhattan
    Empty Nesters are making the move to Manhattan
    The kids are grown and living on their own. Empty nester parents are rambling around their large homes or apartments with space they no longer need and starting to think about their next phase in life. More and more are thinking of spending that...
  • Dawn Mittleman on clearing clutter keeping treasures and knowing which is which
    Dawn Mittleman on clearing clutter keeping treasures and knowing which is which
    Are your drawers and closets are so filled there is almost no space for you? Children long since left the nest but you are plagued with remorse over throwing away little Gordon’s clay handprint ashtray even though little Gordon is now forty...
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    Parting items out ot sell on eBay
    As many people downsize or do their spring cleaning, they may throw away, donate, or sell items that don't have a purpose in their home or life. A variety of kitchen appliances fall into this category. Think about the appliance graveyard in...
  • Leah and Jeremy Calvert
    'Teen Mom 2' Leah and Jeremy preparing to move into a trailer
    On Feb. 19 Wetpaint shares a recap of Leah and Jeremy Calvert's newest decision concerning Ali. They are going to move out of their dream home into a double wide trailer to get the property they want.Leah spoke with Jeremy about the decision...
  • Melissa Arnold, founder of Succor Estate Sales
    Downsizing or parting with sentimental furnishings and personal treasure
    Are you downsizing? Thinking about what to do now that the children have gone away? Or are they adults? Is this a good time to reevaluate your lifestyle and surroundings? Do you need some much needed advice about what to do with all "your...
  • Clutter
    Fulltiming and clutter:You can't have one with the other
    One of the most difficult decisions to make and one of the most difficult tasks to perform when deciding to go fulltime in your RV is how to get rid of your stuff and how much of it to get rid of. Until you really take a look at your “stick...
  • Dr. Lori
    Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Dr. Lori’s Estate Clean Out Guide
    Here are 10 easy steps to consider when cleaning out a house. This is only the tip of the iceberg. I will share more of my expertise on this topic in future columns.1. Don’t assume your brother in law who is has the biggest mouth in town and...
  • David Hasselhoff at the Cannes Film Festival
    David Hasselhoff is downsizing: See slideshow from Cannes
    David Hasselhoff is downsizing his home, but, of course, downsizing is a relative term. According to a May 24 report on Huffington Post, Hasselhoff recently sold his huge 8,974-square-foot home in Encino, Calif. He is stepping down to an economy...
  • Shelayne's Botanicals and Holiday Decor
    Small is the new big thing
    “It may not be for everybody.” Shelayne Thompson is talking about the renovation her business model took as a result of the economic correction of 2008. “But for me it turned out to be a good thing.” What happened was this....
  • Preparing for your homestead
    Preparing for your homestead
    Even if the economy is not the best time for making a purchase for a home right now, if you look in the right places you may be surprised at what you can find. Before you begin to look for your home, there are a few things you need to consider....
  • Obamacare Backlash: Denny's Restaurant Owner Plans Customer Surcharge
    Obamacare backlash: Denny’s franchise owner to add surcharge to customers' bills
    Today, John Metz, the owner of 40 Denny’s franchise restaurants in the state of Florida, announcedplans to add a 5 percent surcharge to his customers’bills to pay for his legal responsibility to make available health care coverage to...
  • Caroline Manzo
    Is Caroline Manzo in financial troubles as she plans to downsize to apartment?
    “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Caroline Manzo recently announced on Twitter that she was looking to sell her house in New Jersey and moving her family into a smaller apartment. According to a new “Wetpaint Entertainment...
  • St. Jude Medical: Cuts 300 jobs, creates two new divisions
    St. Jude Medical: Cuts 300 jobs to reorganize company
    St. Jude Medical is cutting 300 jobs while it takes time to develop two new divisions for its company as it reorganizes its structure.They are realigning their product and the new divisions will be the Implantable Electronic Systems Division (IESD...