Comment on Save Money by Simplifying Your Life by LF Tommy.
Great stuff. I can totally relate. I was a corporate drone and it wasn’t until I hit age 40 before I figured out that there has to be a better way to live. I did a major declutter a couple of years ago. I was happy to find my old Air Jordans in the closet. They were a 1986 Italian made model that I stored in their original box. I was surprised to find they were collectible. A quick eBay listing and the bids ran up to $1084. Don’t just throw out or donate everything. Sometimes our old crap is valued by people with more money than FIRE sense.
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