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 […]

Securing Your Support Network

By Kathryn Severns Avery Those of us unfortunate enough to have caught the latest flu bug have endured a very uncomfortable sick season. I came down with it with a […]

Silver Streaks

By Kathryn Severns Avery Ever since we purchased our summer rental vacation home in Rockland, Maine I have been fascinated by the number of people who walk down our street. […]

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. […]