Life Without Retirement Savings

This Is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks Like. Many seniors are stuck with lives of never-ending work—a fate that could befall millions in the coming decades. CORONA, Calif.—Roberta Gordon never thought she’d still be alive at age 76. She definitely didn’t think she’d still be working. But every Saturday, she goes down to the […]

Financial planning with your home

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Financial planning with your home I have had several high net worth clients whose financial advisor recommended them to consider a Reverse Mortgage and get rid of their mortgage payment? You might wonder why. The example I’m using is a couple with a managed 3-million-dollar portfolio. The monthly draw was $10,000. By eliminating the house […]

HECM | HUD

New HECM Head (Senior Advisor to the Department of HUD) Hopes to ‘Move Needle’ in New Role The new Senior Advisor to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Assistant Secretary for Single Family Programs, Dr. Joshua Miller, introduced himself Monday to the reverse mortgage industry by giving a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage […]

U.S. Housing Reform Plan

President Trump Calls for U.S. Housing Reform Plan, Review of HECM Program President Donald J. Trump signed an executive memorandum Wednesday initiating the process of reforming the United States housing system, which includes an objective to examine the “financial viability” of the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program. The president has expressed his intent to […]

Strengthen Retirement

Reverse Mortgages Included Among Tips to Strengthen Retirement by U.S. News A new article at U.S. News and World Report giving recommendations on strengthening retirement security offers reverse mortgages as one of the potential tools a senior can use to bolster their financial security in retirement. Among the recommendations from U.S. News contributor Craig Stephens, downsizing […]

Originating Reverse Mortgages

Originating Reverse Mortgages is often a heart wrenching reality. I think back on the people that I have helped over the years in my Reverse Mortgage experience. Some of the people stand out to me more than others for various reasons. I was just remembering a lovely lady that really made me cry when she […]

Retirement Crisis

 Retirement crisis – how to avoid your own Various reports have weighed in on whether America is facing a “retirement crisis.” One study found, for instance, that while just 8.8 percent of people currently age 65 and older are impoverished, 88 percent of Americans still believe the nation faces a retirement crisis. Sources of disagreement include whether […]

Key Retirement Number

Only 26% of Americans Know This Key Retirement Number Are you in the minority?Maurie Backman (TMFBookNerd) Social Security is a crucial source of income for millions of seniors, which is why eligible recipients should take steps to maximize their benefits. Unfortunately, a large number of Americans lack the knowledge to make informed decisions about Social Security, […]

Scams targeting seniors

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Scams targeting seniors While a person can become a victim of a scam at any age, the senior population is becoming more vulnerable to scammers. Seniors make good targets because they generally have good credit and accessible savings. Further, many seniors are alone or suffer from conditions like memory loss or frailty, which make seniors […]