The passive income came just in time so that Kathy and Marc could take care of his elderly dad and her elderly mom. What started out as a "labor of love" soon turned into a healthcare agency that Kathy named Living Assistance Solutions, LLC. Upon realizing the cost of bringing help into their home, Kathy interviewed, hired and trained health aides to care for Marc's dad and her mom. Soon others in her community wanted her to help care for their elderly parents as well. Her daughter, Jennifer came on board to help with some of the aide and office work, and together they researched, applied, and were accepted to be a provider for private pay, Ohio's home and community based Medicaid-waiver program known as PASSPORT, Senior Options and the Meals on Wheels Older Adult Alternatives. For four years Living Assistance Solutions, LLC provided personal care and homemaking to seniors in Franklin, Fairfield and Pickaway Counties. Consumer Care Solutions, LLC was added in 2012 to provide services for the developmentally disabled. In June 2014, after the passing of both parents, the healthcare divisions of Kathy Binner Companies were sold to another provider.
Kathy is now managing her passive income businesses and is finally traveling as much as she desires. In addition to being a fully licensed cosmetologist, her daughter, Jennifer is also the administrative assistant for Kathy Binner Companies. Kathy offers mobile notary services for real estate closings, owns 4 commercial buildings and 17 residential rentals. She wrote and taught the program on "How to Build a Better Business" for the Ohio Board of Cosmetology. Kathy is currently writing her first e-book, "While I Sleep", where she shares her own financial journey. In her semi-retirement, she finally opened the Carraway Guest House Bed and Breakfast, her dream job.
Kathy lives in Canal Winchester with Marc in a 1920 historic house which they turned into The Carraway Guest House Bed and Breakfast. Her daughter, Jennifer and son-in-law, Matt live close by with children; Dakotah, Lily and Corbin.