January 27, 2011

Live Simply in Retirement - Links Galore

A month or so ago I added a new feature to Satisfying Retirement that contains links to other blogs related to subjects that concern us all. In an experiment, for the next few months link posts will be at the end of the month only instead of twice a month. The links will continue to deal with health or health care, relationships, finances and financial planning, creativity and leisure, travel, simple living, and retirement transitioning.


This time are more links and ideas for your to simplify your life and your retirement. It is a subject I would think most of us have some interest in. I don't know many folks who ask that their life be made more complicated. The subject is about more than just decluttering or saving money. It also includes the theme of a few of my recent posts about spending more time doing what enriches you and less doing things that just fill your time. A few of these articles or sites haven't been updated in quite a while. But, the information is still very valid. So, click away and enjoy.

Live a Healthier Life with Tai Chi

Frugal for life: 25 ways I save money 

How I Live My Simple Life

Becoming a Minimalist

Living The Simple Life

Downshift To Simplify Your Life

Simplfy Your Financial Life

65 Ways to Simplify Your Life

42 Ways to Radically Simplify Your Financial Life

100 Ways to Simplify Your Life and Make You Happier

Retirement Savings vs. Debt Payoff

If you found any of these links particularly helpful, please leave me a comment. If you have a favorite I have yet to visit, I'd like to know about it. 


  1. My favorite "live simply and sustainably" site is Path to Freedom. I don't want to provide the URL here in full form because writers for my company's website are taught that bots can pick them up and spam the website. So, it's just the name typed as one word and it's a .com site. This family lives in a typical small lot in Pasadena, yet has found a way to live sustainably on that lot. Few of us will adopt all their tactics--bio fuels that they whip up themselves, for example--but we can all learn from what they're accomplishing.

  2. Linda,

    I just took a look at the Path to Freedom site. It looks fascinating and like it is going to take me quite a while to discover all it has to offer.

    Thanks for the tip.

  3. Hi Bob! I also enjoy tips that help me live a less complicated life and save money along the way. Thanks for the wonderful resources. Keep them coming. Loving blessings!

  4. Thanks, Andrea...

    Making our lives less complicated is a good goal for anyone.

  5. Just visited you on Facebook and followed you on Twitter. Now you are connected!

  6. Now I do feel connected, Ralph. I might even enter you in the Facebook book giveaway!

  7. Bob,
    What a treasury of resources! Simplicity is the path to happiness in my mind. Thank you.

    Congratulations on setting up the Facebook page. It looks great.

  8. Sandra,

    Thanks for stopping by. The Facebook page is still an infant. I gather there is a lot I can do with it once I buckle down. But, first, your 30 day love challenge!

  9. I really must recommend the website Aging in Place (http://aginginplace.com/blog/). The author is a doctor with a background in dealing with aging. I have found so much inspiration and I found the implications for all of us astounding. Just seeing the connection between "aesthetics" and our daily life was an eye opener for me.



  10. Barb,

    Thanks for pointing out the Aging in Place blog. I just paid it a visit and it does look quite interesting. I will add it to my regular read list.

  11. Thanks for all the great links, Bob! My husband and I are in the process of downsizing, simplifying and decluttering our lives and these resources will help a lot.

    Since I started doing tai chi, I've learned the value of decluttering my mind as well. I love the thoughts behind some of these blogs you mentioned as far as clearing your mind and finding the true meaning of life in the process.

  12. You make a key point Joan,

    Decluttering the mind is as important as decluttering your living space. A lot of our stress comes from worry. Figure out how to calm your mind and all of life looks brighter.

  13. Thank you so much for linking to me, Bob!

    I really appreciate it. I'll bookmark your page :)

  14. Hi FB,

    Everyday Minimalist is a site well worth visiting. And now I see you have another one to check out. You are very welcome for the link. Keep up the good work you are doing.