Stubbins Watson Bryan & Witucky Co., L.P.A. - November 2022

Thinking About Downsizing?


frequent getaways, or be involved in your community? Once you know how you want to spend your time, you can begin looking for places that best suit your needs. 2. What will be the financial benefits of downsizing? Before purchasing a new home, you want to see if there are benefits to moving and downsizing. Depending on what the market looks like, the worth of your home and land, and where you choose to move next, you can take the money you earn from your current home and use it for something else. For example, it can be used as a down payment for your new home, stashed in a savings or retirement account, or go toward your dream vacation. 3. What will you do with all of your stuff? Depending on where you decide to move — a condo, apartment, or a smaller house, you will likely need to part ways with some things. You want to consider how much space you’ll have in your new home and what items will follow you on your next journey. Getting rid of some of your belongings can be difficult, so ensure that you’re prepared to leave some things behind. Consider donating some of your items to shelters and centers. Although your items may not be used by you — they can go to someone in need. The most important question you can ask yourself is if you’re truly ready to downsize. The questions above will help you determine if downsizing is the right choice for you during this time. But don’t feel rushed to decide if you need to make life changes now. Take your time with this decision — you have more free time now than ever.

Whether you've become an empty nester or are about to retire, you may decide to downsize your home. But before doing this, there are many factors you must consider. Here are three questions you should ask yourself before downsizing. 1. How do you want to live? To find out where you want to live, you must first ask yourself what you want to do. A great place to start is by determining what you want to do with your free time. Do you want to spend time in nature, go on

Take a Break!

Lentil Bolognese

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1-lb box pasta, any kind

Cook pasta according to package directions. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until fragrant. Lower heat to medium, add carrots, celery, garlic, salt, pepper, chili flakes, and Italian herbs. Add tomato paste and cook down for a few minutes. Now add the lentils, diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, and hemp seeds. Bring to a boil, cover tightly, and simmer until lentils are tender. Cook until all of the liquid is absorbed, then stir in the balsamic vinegar before adjusting the seasonings to your liking. When that is done, pour over the pasta and enjoy.

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2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, diced


1 1/2 cups diced carrots 1 1/2 cups diced celery

4–6 garlic cloves, chopped

1/2 tsp salt


1/2 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp chili flakes

1 tbsp Italian herbs 1/3 cup tomato paste 1 1/4 cups lentils 3 tomatoes, diced


3 1/2 cups vegetable broth

3/4 cup hemp seeds 2 tsp balsamic vinegar

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