Extra cash for the holidays

5 ways to get extra cash for the holidays It’s that time of year again. The time for holiday parties, gifts, festive decor and, well, spending.  That’s right: According to the National Retail Federation, the typical American will spend over $800 this holiday season — on gifts, holiday items and other non-essential purchases. Don’t have that […]

Everything to know about reverse mortgages

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Everything to know about reverse mortgages BY ALY YALE. CBS NEWS.If you’re struggling with the rising costs of inflation, tapping your home equity may provide some relief.If you’re struggling with the rising costs of inflation, tapping your home equity may provide some relief. With products like cash-out refinances, home equity loans or HELOCs, you can […]

Long-Term Care and Housing

Many Middle-Income Seniors Will Not Be Able to Pay for Long-Term Care and Housing in 10 Years Total Number of Middle-Income Seniors Expected to Grow by 89 Percent by 2033 CHICAGO, August 31, 2022 – By 2033, more than 11 million middle-income seniors aged 75 and older may not be able to pay for assisted living and […]

Think you can’t buy a house if you are an older adult, or self-employed?

Think you can’t buy a house if you are an older adult, or self-employed? It might be possible. ‘There is a misconception that older adults cannot obtain a mortgage.’ How I bought my first house in my 60s I wanted to buy a house of my own. After several years filled with changes in location, […]

Reverse Mortgages Explained

 Reverse Mortgages Explained? Bob Vila A reverse mortgage can be a helpful type of home loan for retirees looking to tap into their home equity and cover their day-to-day costs during retirement. Q: My wife and I recently retired and are finally getting around to some much-needed home renovations. We don’t want to drain our […]

Reverse Mortgage to pay for long-term care

Should you use a reverse mortgage to pay for long-term care? Someone turning 65 has nearly a 7-in-10 chance of needing long-term care in the future, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, and many don’t have the savings to manage the cost of assisted living. But they may have a mortgage-free home […]

Reverse Mortgage purchase

The Reverse Mortgage purchase can help out more in a market with low inventory. In today’s market with not enough inventory wouldn’t you love to be able to magically double your clients purchasing power, especially if they were thinking they could buy more home than they actually can? If they are age 62 or above, […]

Leveraging HomeEquity

Rethinking estate planning: Leveraging HomeEquity’s CHIP Reverse Mortgage Wealth Professional spoke to HomeEquity’s Andrew Cairns about the timely topic of estate planning. Rethinking estate planning: Leveraging HomeEquity’s CHIP Reverse Mortgage By Chris Davies “I think,” says Andrew Cairns, National Lead of Wealth Management at HomeEquity Bank, “that there’s an opportunity for reverse mortgages to put […]

Seniors Are Not Selling Their Homes

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80% Of Seniors Are Not Selling Their Homes – Here’s The Financial Strategy They’re Using Instead New data from the American Advisors Group shows that the overwhelming majority of seniors do not intend to sell their homes in older age and have no intention of ever moving. 82% of seniors say they want to live […]

Sources of Retirement Income

5 Unexpected Sources of Retirement Income When you’re retired, you need dependable income — often from multiple sources Try not to rely on just one income stream in retirement, as it may not provide enough money. Think about what kinds of income streams are most possible and appealing for you. Consider dividend-paying stocks or reverse […]