It's Not Just About the Money!

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 […]

Silver Tsunami Warning

by Kathryn Severns Avery While my husband and I were at dinner with two other baby boomer couples, the conversation turned to the topic of retirement. The three men at […]

Planning to Retire in 2017?

Three Things to Do in January if You’re Retiring in 2017

Storage Wars

By Christopher Avery As we age and downsize the question looms, “What do we get rid of and what do we keep?” This question can lead to heated discussions about […]