September 17, 2010
Living a Simpler Retirement Life - 12 Places to Start
Over the past few years one of the biggest trends in the world of blogging has been the number of sites that promote living a simpler life. If you do a computer search for phrases like voluntary simplicity, zen living, minimalism or frugality the number of hits will be in the millions.
What is the attraction? Maybe you are looking for a more satisfying retirement lifestyle. It could be a desire to spend more time on things you like. That may include travel, or becoming deeply involved in gardening or photography. Maybe you want to create your own home-based business. Perhaps volunteering has become a passion.
One thing I am sure of: you are not looking for ways to do more dusting, cleaning, repairing, and maintaining stuff you own. Living a simpler life with less clutter has strong appeal for many. Eliminate things that take you away from what you really enjoy. Get back to basics.
One important point should be made: simplicity in living doesn't have to mean frugality. Attempting to be as frugal as possible will usually necessitate a simpler lifestyle. But, a lifestyle with less stuff isn't necessarily frugal. It is more about surrounding yourself with what is important to you and ridding your life of what does not.
Posted by Bob Lowry