There is probably no one more quotable when it comes to personal finance and lifestyle advice than Ben Franklin. A prolific quipster, his proverbs on money and our relationship with it are short, snappy, and typically spot-on. Much of our cultural ethos on work and money come from Ben’s writings in his Poor Richard’s Almanac. It is a book I think I will add to my recommended book list!
A year ago, fresh into early retirement, I was prompted by my friend Maggie to write and implement a 30-Day Decluttering Challenge. It was a great way to kick-off early retirement and became a bit of an obsession for me. Here are the posts that tell the story:
Looking back almost a year later, I have more decluttering to take on, but have continued to ‘spot declutter’ as I’ve gone through the year. Ben Franklin was right – there is something soul-satisfying that makes decluttering a happy process!
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