Category Archives: Money & Work

Retirement and Moving: Location Research 1

Rose covered cottageLast week’s post was about my rather unexpected decision to move to a new town in a new state last year. I’ve found that the more you know about a town before you decide to move there, the better your chances of loving it for the longterm will be.… Read more

Aging at Home: the Village Movement

older woman gardeningOne of my goals is to live in my own home for the duration, yet there may come a time when I can’t do everything myself. That concerns me.

I know several women in their 80s  who are in this position.… Read more

Urban Farming: Landshare and Fruitshare

Urban farming landshareI came across Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall‘s River Cottage TV cooking shows about a year ago. He moved out of London in his twenties to a village in Dorset as an experiment to see if he could grow his own food and thrive in the country.… Read more

Container Herb and Vegetable Garden

I want to grow herbs and vegetables on my windowsills and deck. I don’t have a yard at present, so I’m going to try container gardening. I can sit pots and boxes on the sills and deck. I can also attach rows of containers to the deck railings, sit pots on shallow shelves,  and make bottle towers out of stacked 1-liter soda bottles (minus the bottoms) filled with soil.… Read more

Time to Downsize: Selling the Family Home

downsizing the family home

Not my house, but you get the idea.

The arc of the American Dream: go to school, graduate, get a job, work hard so you can buy a house, pay the mortgage for years and years while you raise your children, retire and realize the house is too big or you want to live somewhere else, sell the house and buy your dream retirement home.… Read more