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Spokane Elder Resource Team sets senior planning workshops

A series of senior planning workshops begin next week at two library locations. The free sessions are open to the public and led by the professional networking group Spokane Elder …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 7:05 p.m.

Older homeowners resist downsizing

That’s in part because seniors are working longer, so they don’t feel as pressed to dramatically reduce expenses, and because more seniors are housing their adult children compared with a …


Review: In ‘Downsizing,’ a parable for the anxieties of our age, in miniature

You know how Hollywood doesn’t make original movies anymore? Well, “Downsizing” is here to fix that. Weird and wonderful, zigging where it should zag and zagging where it should zig, …


In the Garden: Tips help homeowners transform existing landscapes

It’s fair to say that downsizing from 10 acres to a standard city lot would be an adjustment for anyone – but especially for two dedicated gardeners. Kurt Madison and …


Downsizing a home is a process that takes preparation – Mary Beth Breckenridge

Even though my husband and I truly love our house, it’s no longer the best fit for a couple of empty nesters. Things like heating 2,200 square feet, cleaning four …


55 Plus: Get rid of mementos that don’t mean anything

Household mementos that grow over the years have become such a problem that they’ve sparked their own genre of best sellers, such as Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying …


Downsizing matters

As people age, they often are “frozen” in place because the idea of downsizing is overwhelming and unimaginable. Spokane Realtor Kathy Bryant said that’s the biggest mistake seniors can make.


Valley man tackles clutter, shares advice on blog

Hundreds of computer books. Piles of bicycle clothes and 38 plastic bicycle water bottles. Empty boxes full of foam panels that once protected appliances long dead and gone. Old bike …


Downsizing invites simplicity, savings

Everything about the baby boom generation has been big: their numbers, their ambitions, their impact on society. But there’s one thing about the boomers that’s starting to get smaller: their …


Aging boomers ready to shed their possessions

In the late 1990s, Inette Miller shed almost all her possessions – house, car, furniture, clothes, even a mink coat – and moved from Portland to Hawaii to live in …


The happiest place in the Happiest Place on Earth

We begin today’s tale with me swiping complimentary paper hand towels out of a fancy men’s room at Disneyland. I know that behavior sounds so unlike me – but it’s …


America: Who Stole The Dream? Women Bear Brunt Of U.S. Policies No Group Has Fared Worse Than Women In This New, Bottom-Line Society

‘America: Who Stole the Dream?’ Tomasa Kershner delivers mail on weekends for the Muncie, Pa., Post Office after losing her job of 19 years at the GTE plant. Her story …


America: Who Stole The Dream U.S. Helping Foreign Rivals Take Our Jobs Rose Growers Among Businesses Nearly Wiped Out By Trade Policies

Second in a series Look at almost any household item you buy today and note where it was made. The hammer and screwdriver in the garage were manufactured in China. …


America: Who Stole The Dream? U.S. Policies Widen Gap Between Rich, Poor Laws Fatten The Wealthy At Expense Of American Workers

Let’s suppose, for a moment, that there was a country where the people in charge charted a course that eliminated millions of good jobs. Suppose they gave away several million …


America: Who Stole The Dream? U.S. Companies Exporting - To The U.S. Firms Move Out, Take Jobs With Them

Ask a president of the United States how to create good jobs for American workers. He will say: exports. That’s what Bill Clinton says, and what every president before him, …