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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


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.


Retirement Rule #1: Understand and Embrace Its Stages

Posted by Silvernest Team on Sep 29, 2017 6:47:54 AM

After the honeymoon of retirement relaxation, the feeling of being on vacation, the relief of leaving the rat race behind—boredom sets in and many people find themselves saying, “Is this all there is to retirement?” This disillusionment is one of six stages of retirement (originally seven) identified in 1975 by Robert Atchley, a professor of gerontology.


Getting Back to the Basics: What Brené Brown Has to Say

Posted by Silvernest Team on Sep 20, 2017 8:36:16 AM

Brené Brown is a Texan with a message about courage and vulnerability. Her TED Talk, The Power of Vulnerability, has been viewed more than 30 million times. She considers herself a researcher and a storyteller as she leads us to understand the power of connection, courage, and being vulnerable.


Finding Roommates for Boomers: You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To

Posted by Silvernest Team on Sep 15, 2017 11:18:02 AM

Silvernest has partnered with 500 Startups to bring you a series of interesting, and innovative and bad-ass women founders changing the face of tech as we know it. This article was originally published in Women 2.0

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

Posted by Silvernest Team on Sep 14, 2017 2:25:41 PM

There are so many books and articles these days about organizing your life or simplifying your existence. REAL Simple magazine is devoted to the idea that simplification leads to happiness – or the act of creating more physical space in your home (or office) can actually give you more emotional space for happiness and contentment. Whether you buy into the Zen of organization or not, there is something very satisfying about clearing things out and organizing what’s left. Marie Kondo’s book is a guidebook – with specific steps – for getting through the process of tidying up your life.


Grandparents' Day: 5 Things That Make Grandparents Special

Posted by Silvernest Team on Sep 10, 2017 3:53:31 PM

With Grandparents' Day quickly approaching, it begs the question, “Why are grandparents so important?” Well, one reason, according to Dr. Karl Pillemer is that the bond between a grandparent and a grandchild rivals only the emotional bond between a parent and a child. What this means is that typically the second closest relative to a person are his/her grandparents. The truth is, we benefit when our grandparents or surrogate grandparents are in our lives. Let’s face it; grandparents are special—really special.