Katherine Gustafson

Katherine Gustafson is a freelance writer with more than a decade of experience writing for and about mission-driven changemakers like tech disruptors and dynamic nonprofits. She has written one book, a few chapters of other books, and scores of articles, blog posts, white papers, reports, grant applications, speeches, and other content for clients such as Visa, Intuit, Bloomberg, LegalZoom, Khan Academy, and World Wildlife Fund. You can find her at www.katherinegustafson.com.

Articles by Katherine Gustafson

roommates in retirement enjoy a laugh
6 Min. Read

Should You Get a Roommate in Retirement?

More and more people looking to combat lonliness and ease housing costs are opening their homes to roommates. Learn about the benefits of getting a roommate in retirement.

a woman hosting an exchange student as a retiree
5 Min. Read

Hosting an Exchange Student as a Retiree

Hosting an exchange student as a retiree can have multiple benefits for everyone involved. Here's what you should know about how to get started.

A group of people finding community at the library
4 Min. Read

Find Your Community at the Library

Libraries have undergone an evolution in the last 20 years offering a wide range of classes and opportunities to meet new people. If you're looking for a place to find community, start with your library.

A woman explains how to unretire
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How to Unretire

If you've decided you retired prematurely there are a few things you need to consider before rejoining the workforce. Here's how to unretire.

A greyed haired hip guy skateboarding. Definitely not a senior citizen.
5 Min. Read

Is “Senior Citizen” an Outdated Term?

Is it time we retire the phrase senior citizen? Most people think so. Here's where the term comes from and why it's fallen out of favor.

A grandmother and her college aged grandchild walk on the beach together.
3 Min. Read

Building Relationships With Your Grandchildren

Grandparents wishing to have strong relationships with their grandchildren need to get involved early and nurture shared interests to build lifelong friendships.

Joy and Brad Ryan||
5 Min. Read

The Grandmother-Grandson Adventure Team Blazing New Trails

Grandmother and Grandson, Joy and Brad Ryan, are on a mission to visit all 63 National Parks together. Along the way they've learned a lot about life and each other.

A group of men expressing gratitude
3 Min. Read

The Link Between Aging and Gratitude

As people age they naturally feel more grateful, which is great news because cultivating gratitude comes with a host of health and emotional benefits.

A woman taking a free retirement course online
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Free Retirement Planning Courses

Retirement planning advice doesn't need to cost an arm and a leg. Check out these courses and resources that offer retirement planning education for free.

Active older people going for a walk
4 Min. Read

Digging into The Stanford Center on Longevity’s Aging Study

The Stanford Center on Longevity's study on the future of aging focuses on policy and societal change, but there are some key takeaways individuals can apply to their own lives.

Cinque Terre from the balcony of a home exchange
6 Min. Read

How Home Exchange Can Improve Your Retirement 

Many people dream of a retirement filled with travel only to find that their budget isn't quite up to their nomadic visions. Home exchange offers a budget friendly way to see the world.

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6 Min. Read

7 Ways Home Exchange Makes Travel Better for Retirees

There are plenty of reasons why home exchange is an ideal mode of travel for retirees. Here are seven.

A woman considering home ownership in retirement
5 Min. Read

Homeownership in Retirement: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

Deciding where you'll live in retirement can be complicated. Answering these three questions can help you decide if your home is the best place to live in retirement.

A senior woman enjoying volnteerism
6 Min. Read

Volunteerism as a Second Career 

Volunteering offers a host of benefits to retired people, from a way to stay engaged in the community to a source of meaning in everyday life.