Time to come clean – I’m a recovering packrat. I had waaaaaaaaay too much shit, and now I’m down to just too much shit. And it gets in the way of moving towards FI – at least for me.
I’ve had inklings that a minimalist/simple path was better for me. When I moved out to Colorado in May of 2000, I arrived with only my car, cat, computer, and clothes. I bought a bed for $10 at a garage sale, and life was simple and sweet. I liked having little around me, but I missed my stuff. So I flew back to Florida, loaded up a moving truck, and hauled it all to Colorado (as if driving I-70 once already through Kansas wasn’t bad enough). [Read more…] about Do you need to simplify on the path to financial independence?