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Your Best Financial Life

24 EpisodesProduced by Scott MalbasaWebsite

No matter where you are in your career, you probably have some stress in your life that is caused by money. Are you saving enough? Will you be able to retire early? How much will it take to get complete financial freedom? Your Best Financial Life is here to answer all of your questions and bring on … read more


13: How to Navigate Downsizing with Stephanie Malbasa

This week’s episode is an extension of a recent interview with Beth Giles, a professional organizer. Today’s guest, Stephanie Malbasa is an estate planning attorney with special insight on what it looks like behind the scenes of downsizing, having recently gone through the process herself. She shares her approach to dealing with the difficulties of letting go of keepsakes, traditions, and memories that are intertwined with your current home and how to embrace a new mindset on life. Along with this, she talks about the before, during, and after progression that happens during this transitional process. Join Scott Malbasa in this interview to learn more about how to navigate downsizing. 


Show Highlights: 

  • Recognizing a downsize needs to happen and the logistics of downsizing 
  • Being selective about what you keep and what you get rid of 
  • Fluctuating with the times and letting go of things that aren’t cohesive with modern time
  • Acknowledging when it’s time to pass on responsibilities and embracing your family 
  • Dealing with the fear associated with downsizing
  • Understanding the importance of connection outside of tradition 
  • Embracing the feeling of loss and making an attitude shift 
  • Preparing for moving and the process of the move itself 
  • Letting go of unpractical things and distributing amongst family members 
  • Using the desire to downsize as motivation to act on it 
  • The most surprising aspects of going through a downsize 
  • The hardest part about downsizing 
  • Branching out to different mediums to expand our knowledge 



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