It's Not Just About the Money!

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?” […]

Four Things To Do If You Plan On Retiring In 2019

By Kathryn Severns Avery 1. Try Living on Your Monthly Retirement Income for a Month One of the biggest adjustments in retirement for many people is living on less income. […]

What Baby Boomers Don’t Know About Retirement And Why It Might Kill Them

By Kathryn Severns Avery Advertisements for products aimed at retiring baby boomers often use images of smiling men and women engaged in exciting and/or meaningful pursuits. A grandfather unembarrassedly wears […]

Bumpy Ride: Our Road to a Rockland Retirement

By Kathryn Severns Avery When my husband, Chris, and I took a vacation in 2013 to Rockland, Maine we had no idea the trip would change our lives. We fell […]

Retirement Revisited

by Kathryn Severns Avery The current concept of retirement in the United States, decades of time spent in idyllic leisure activities and pleasurable pursuits, is unprecedented. The truth is until […]