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Share Your Story Podcast Episode 1: The Silver Wave with Karen Brown

Posted by Silvernest Team on Mar 20, 2019 9:40:15 AM

 

Did you hear? Silvernest has a podcast! Welcome to Share Your Story, a series of conversations with expert guests about issues affecting those over 50: retirement, housing, personal finance, friendships, activities and much more. Join Silvernest CEO Wendi Burkhardt and lifestyle and aging expert Patricia Raskin as they dive into topics that help boomers make smart decisions and live their best lives. Tune in for a non-technical look at these topics that touch us at every stage in life—and have fun and learn something new while you’re at it!

 

Homesharing for Veterans: Companionship Is Half the Battle

Posted by Silvernest Team on Nov 8, 2018 4:35:41 PM

When military members serve their country, they have a brigade, a battalion, a shipmate, a battle buddy and many other forms of community and connection. But after they hang up their beret or Kevlar, they have a different battle to fight: loneliness.  

Five Ways to Bond with Your Over-50 Roommate

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jun 1, 2018 3:31:42 PM

The term “roommate” has a significantly different meaning in your 50s than it did in your 20s. But no matter how your tastes or needs may change, sharing your space with someone may still bring a lot of benefits to your life. From helping with a mortgage or supplementary income, to providing companionship during changing times, having a roommate past 50 is becoming a growing trend, and for good reason.

 

Wendi Burkhardt on Voice America with Patricia Raskin

Posted by Silvernest Team on Apr 3, 2018 4:16:28 PM

Wendi Burkhardt was interviewed on the Patricia Raskin show for Voice America.

Wendi Burkhardt on the 'Keep It Juicy!' Podcast

Posted by Silvernest Team on Mar 21, 2018 11:54:38 AM

Keep It Juicy! is a half-hour weekly podcast hosted by journalist Helen Mitternight for those who are bold, passionate, and ready to squeeze every drop of juice out of life. They feature national experts on how to live a juicy life.

 

Houses Age Too: One Simple Idea for Covering Home Maintenance Costs

Posted by Silvernest Team on Nov 29, 2017 12:45:42 PM

Although many of us want to age at home, that cherished space can become harder to manage as we get older and our kids move away. We no longer need all those bedrooms. And let’s be honest—our houses are aging just like we are, and they need costly surgery sometimes too. The question becomes, is it even feasible to stay at home? The answer is “Absolutely, yes!”  

 

Seven Ways to Use Homesharing Income

Posted by Silvernest Team on Nov 2, 2017 11:25:03 AM

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If someone handed you an extra $700 cash, you would be pretty excited, right? Maybe you would splurge a bit, go out for dinner, or buy that new pair of shoes or new computer you have been dreaming about.

 

For many who are empty nesters, semi-retired or retired, life is all about budgets, and fun extras become rare or nonexistent. Many older Americans do not have enough money saved to comfortably retire and maintain the lifestyle they were accustomed to.

 

12 Tips for Job Hunters Over 50

Posted by Silvernest Team on Oct 14, 2017 9:22:53 AM

The twelve tips outlined in this article will help you put the focus on your ability and attitude, not on your age.

 

Are Your Grandchildren Addicted to Technology?

Posted by Silvernest Team on Oct 6, 2017 10:12:09 AM

Remember those simple times when we sent the kids outside to play and we knew they would be discovering nature, playing a game or interacting with friends?

 

One Tough Cookie: Interview with Author and NBA Spouse, Cookie Johnson

Posted by Silvernest Team on Sep 30, 2017 4:41:50 PM

Cookie Johnson's stormy courtship with Earvin "Magic" Johnson was a prelude for the very public life they have led since his announcement, two months after their wedding, that he is HIV positive. Cookie Johnson is a woman of substance. And she’s finally telling her story of their 14-year courtship and 25 years of married life in her new book, Believing in Magic.