Riley Gibson is president of Silvernest, an online homesharing service that pairs boomers, retirees, empty nesters and others with compatible housemates. Riley is passionate about creating housing solutions for the future that enhance financial wellness and facilitate social connections for those over 50. Visit him at www.silvernest.com and or by visiting his LinkedIn profile below.

Latest Posts By Riley Gibson

1 month ago

Searching for a Roommate Online? How to Protect Yourself from the Most Common Scams

Open to the idea of living with a roommate to save on monthly costs, but worried about charting the unknown on internet listing sites? Having a hard time keeping up with all of the latest scams that may pop up during an online roommate search?

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5 months ago

Need Extra Income? Here Are 5 Ways to Get It Out of Your Home

If you’re feeling pinched these days, you’re not alone. The combination of pandemic, inflation and global events has dealt us all a wallop. And yet there are still bills to be paid, nest eggs to pad or replenish, home improvements to make and adventures…

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1 year ago

How to Successfully Navigate Renting to a Friend

Have extra space in your home that can be used to create a rental income stream and a friend in need of a place to live? Before long, the conversation inevitably turns to a discussion about becoming housemates. It may sound like a perfect idea to live…

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1 year ago

Are You Ready for a Roommate in Your 60s? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

Having a roommate is probably something you haven’t done since your college years. But four decades after hanging up their caps and gowns, many people are considering it again. A 2018 AARP survey found significant interest in homesharing…

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2 years ago

Why It’s Time to Flip the Narrative from Independence to Interdependence

Each July, we Americans dedicate time to celebrating our independence, and perhaps this year more so than others after we’ve endured various stages of isolation and lockdown amid the pandemic. The 4th is a time to revel in the notion…

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2 years ago

5 Surprising Benefits of Homesharing

A couple months back, I had an enlightening conversation with Melanie, a 63-year-old in central California who had decided to give homesharing a try. Melanie had an interesting account of her path to homesharing. She explained to me that she’d been working…

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2 years ago

Homesharing Can Be a Financial and Social Lifeline – Here’s How to Do It Smartly Amid Covid-19

On top of upending the nation’s health system, the pandemic has had reverberating effects on where and how people live. This is particularly true among older adults, who rightfully have heightened health concerns and are reluctant to enter into – or remain in – retirement communities and assisted-living facilities where the spread of Covid-19 is […]

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