Downsize, Then Retire
The American dream often involves buying a big, expensive house that you can retire in. What they won’t tell you outright that the costs of such a home are exponential.
Not only will you probably struggle to save money, but you’ll also have to deal with high insurance, maintenance and utility costs. Huge mortgage payments alone should also make you think twice.
Downsizing, on the other hand, ensures that you’ll have everything you need at a fraction of the cost. The trick is to make the move before you retire to ensure you have all the funds you need as well as add to your retirement cushion if you had to make certain sacrifices on the way anyway.