The Next Gen of Renters: Mom and Dad

Posted by Silvernest Team on May 23, 2019 9:52:48 AM

This is a guest post from RentCafe.com, a nationwide apartment search website.

 

America’s older population is growing at a very fast pace, and today’s demographics look substantially different than they did only a decade ago. In fact, U.S. Census data shows more than 22% of the current population is over the age of 60.

 

The overall aging of the population is not merely an outcome of the economic hardship following the 2007 Great Recession, reflected in declining birth rates, but also a result of the baby boom cohort, America’s largest living adult generation, passing age 53 in 2017. Advances in healthcare and technology have also helped to spur longevity.

 

Data Shows Why Shared Housing Makes Sense

Posted by Carol Marak on Apr 30, 2019 12:59:43 PM

 

Most U.S. cities have a high population of residents living alone. For some individuals, it’s status, and for others, their life just turned out that way. Although a few prefer singlehood compared to being married, I’m part of the latter group. Living alone carries a heavier burden for the single segment. An individual is solely responsible for rent or mortgage, income and property taxes, utility bills, car expenses, and insurance bills. Sharing doesn’t exist, not even for tough decisions.

Hope for Family Caregivers Who Give So Much

Posted by Carol Marak on Apr 9, 2018 1:52:56 PM

The Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act offers some help for family caregivers.

 

Solopreneurs: Do You Have a Business or a Hobby?

Posted by Sandra Hughes on Dec 12, 2017 12:54:42 PM

As the year is nearing a close, now is a great time to take stock of your business and your financial and emotional investment. 

Build Your Retirement Plan with the Three Ls

Posted by Jerry Golden on Dec 6, 2017 3:14:05 PM

You know about the Three R’s of schooling—reading, ’riting and ’rithmetic – that continue to form the foundation of education even as it becomes much more complex and sophisticated.

 

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.

 

Benefits of Shared Housing at 50+

Posted by Silvernest Team on Oct 14, 2017 11:13:00 AM

While it's easy to understand the benefits of homesharing from a logical perspective, not everyone is ready to open their home to a roommate. Most of us had roommates in our twenties, so what’s stopping us from doing the same later in life?

 

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.

 

It’s the simple things that make Fall special

Posted by Silvernest Team on Sep 5, 2017 11:17:25 AM

Even as adults there is something in the air at “back to school” time.  Empty notebooks and brand new pens speak to new beginnings and getting back to a familiar routine after the summer’s adventures. Though the memories of summer are sweet, fall brings its own kind of magic – from its celebrations to the foods to the pumpkin spiced everything!