Is it any wonder why the average retirement age in the United States has crept up past the 60 year old mark (62 according to Gallup)? If the stats that were graciously put together all in one spot from Becoming Minimalist are any clue, then this retirement phenomenon, unfortunately, should come as no surprise.
Let’s take a look at a couple of my favorites from the article.
The average size of the American home has nearly tripled in size over the past 50 years (NPR).
Wow! Lifestyle inflation at the maximum. Complete with large foyers, huge entertainment / game rooms, over-sized kitchens and an expansive garage (aka “storage space”), these mega-homes are becoming more and more normal in the United States. Huge homes are nice to look at, but they also need to be maintained. Maintenance on large homes is not cheap. Speaking of garage space… [Read more…]