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Living a simpler life and loving it

In September (page 20) we asked readers to share some of their strategies for simplifying their lifestyles. Here's a gleaning from the generous response:

My biggest tip that enables families to realize the dream of living a more fulfilling life by slowing down and spending less is: downsize your house so it's affordable on one income. We bought a "starter" home 12 years ago using only my husband's salary. Three years later, when our son was born, I didn't have to go back to work to support a huge house. When our daughter was born almost three years later, we had saved enough to add a playroom that increased our living space to an adequate size.


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