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. Have a listen here!

Spring Cleaning in Winter: For Cash and Company

Posted by Kari Henley on Nov 7, 2017 8:41:40 AM

Now is the perfect time to tackle that spare room or guest room that has become the receptacle of old wrapping paper, craft projects or “re-gifting” items—and turn it into a source of income. Cleaning your spare room is the first step toward turning your home into a source of income. Renting out that room can help you earn an extra $750 or so each month, and you might even develop a friendship with your new housemate. 

 

But taking the first step can be overwhelming, especially if that spare room is more than a little cluttered. Here are a few suggestions to help you get started.

 

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.

 

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!

Are you ready to join the gig economy?

Posted by Silvernest Team on Aug 5, 2017 11:40:05 AM

Targeting Older Workers

Los Angeles-based Tengia connects seasoned workers to opportunities in industries they know well. Whether you miss having a place to make a contribution each day or need a paycheck, the goal of the company is to connect older workers with meaningful work.

 

Silvernesting: A Feature by Jane Wells of CNBC

Posted by Silvernest Team on May 16, 2017 12:16:31 PM

“The roommate business is booming!” Jane Wells, CNBC

Seven Things To Do with Extra Income

Posted by Silvernest Team on Apr 26, 2017 10:10:14 AM

What would you do with an extra $700 per month?

Three Tips to a Successful Housemate Search

Posted by Silvernest Team on Apr 3, 2017 9:02:00 AM

Bringing housemates together with built-in security and success.

Let’s face it, bringing a new housemate into your home is daunting. The uncertainty of who will share your space can be unnerving at first. At Silvernest, we have made it our number one priority to make the process painless and FUN! Nowadays, the options to find a roommate are becoming non-existent like classified ads, or kind of scary with no way to vet who may come to your door. Rest easy, we know! And we have done the thinking for you to manage the process from start to finish.

Spring Clean that Spare Room for Cash and Company

Posted by Silvernest Team on Mar 27, 2017 10:05:30 AM

As the warm weather begins to return, those living in cold climates may tolerate the last Spring storms, but are seeing the tulips start to pop through the ground, and those in warmer climates are feeling the strong sunshine return.

Celebrating Women Who Create Companies

Posted by Wendi Burkhardt on Mar 23, 2017 12:15:44 PM

In the year and a half since we founded Silvernest, I’ve made dozens of presentations about the company and how we are helping people share their homes in a safer and smart way. This past week I’ve been working on a presentation that is a little bit different. It’s about the power of women over 50 who have chosen to create their own businesses. The venue is the What’s Next Boomer Business Summit in Chicago and it is really exciting to hear the stories of other women entrepreneurs as they’ve built and grown their companies.