7 Common Problems Solved by Owning Less

Joy and freedom are the results of owning less, according to author Joshua Becker. He and his family intentionally changed their lives forever by slashing their possessions by over 70%, and he shares seven areas of improvement that resulted. These include lowering debt, less time spent dealing with the accumulation and care of “things,” less clutter, more house space available, less stress, not spending time deciding what to wear each day, and being oblivious to cultural and advertising messages to always have more. Becker says they’re never going back, and encourages others to do the same.

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By Carrie Rattle

Carrie Rattle is a Principal at BehavioralCents.com, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence. Read More