It's Not Just About the Money!

Mea Culpa

How many times have I seen an old person sitting alone, hungering for interaction, and I did not stop to engage them in conversation? It has been far more often […]

Give Me More Time Off and I’ll Work Forever

By Kathryn Severns Avery I love working. The joy of being productive, earning money, increasing knowledge and experience, and social contact are just a few of the reasons why I […]

Planning Your Plan

By Kathryn Severns-Avery The retirement planning process requires the development of a plan — that should be obvious. Recently, when talking to fellow baby boomers about retirement planning, I was […]

Time Waits for No One

What I find most challenging about coaching fellow baby boomers preparing for retirement is their belief they have plenty of time left in their lives. As a result, they avoid […]

Making Money in Retirement

You’ve got more than enough money in your retirement account to do all the things you’d like to do, right? The truth is most Americans don’t have enough money saved […]

A Final Gift From Mom

By Kathryn Severns Avery Several years ago my step-mother, Jacquie, died. At almost 94 years of age, it was not surprising she did not fare well after major surgery. Jacquie […]

Lifelong Design for Your Home

By Kathryn Severns Avery Many baby boomers are planning to age in their homes rather than move into a retirement community. The time to address design issues that affect the […]

Boomer Businesses and Succession Plans

By Kathryn Severns Avery Businesses that close their doors at the end of the vacation season are common in Maine where my husband and I own and run a vacation […]

A Home with Lifelong Design

I despise the term “aging in place.”  To me, it conjures up an image of a person stuck to a floor in their home, turning gray like some sort of […]

Shocking, Incredibly Destructive, and On The Rise

By Kathryn Severns Avery I recently received a call from a woman who asked “Kathryn, what do you do when you and your husband can’t agree on anything about retirement?” […]