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Carrick on money: To save money, this couple sold their house

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To save money, they sold their house

Read here about Sophie and Scott McDonald, 40-something Vancouver residents who sold their home and moved to something smaller to ease their money-related stress.

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Now for some downsizing tips aimed at empty-nest parents who need to clear decades' worth of stuff out of their home.

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Personal Finance Columnist

Rob Carrick has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for close to 20 years. He joined The Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been personal finance columnist since November 1998. Rob's personal finance columns appear in The Globe on Tuesday and Thursday, and his Portfolio Strategy column for investors appears on Saturday. More

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