Americans are falling deeper in debt

Nearly half of all Americans are falling deeper in debt as inflation continues to boost costs KEY POINTS With inflation hitting a 40-year high in June, Americans are struggling to keep up with rising prices and putting less money aside for emergencies or long-term financial goals, several studies show. Americans’ overall satisfaction with their financial […]

Seniors lifeline during coronavirus

Seniors turn to reverse mortgages as a cash lifeline during the coronavirus . Used with other retirement income a Reverse Mortgage can lessen the sequence of returns

Seniors turn to reverse mortgages as a cash lifeline during the coronavirus crisis. CNBC More seniors turn to reverse mortgages as a cash lifeline during the coronavirus pandemic. A reverse mortgage can be used in correlation with other retirement income strategies to lessen what’s known as “sequence of return risk.” Applications for reverse mortgages were […]

Coronavirus’s Economic Shock

CNBC: Reverse Mortgages Can Buffer Coronavirus’s Economic Shock COVID-19, the so-called coronavirus which has sparked concerns of a global epidemic after spreading into multiple countries, has introduced additional volatility to the U.S. stock market as investors raise concerns over the effects the spread of the virus might have on the American economy. For retirees, there […]

Looming Cost Of Long Term Care

These financial advisors help their clients tackle this unknown looming cost of long term care; 70% of us will need. CNBC KEY POINTS. A person turning 65 today faces a nearly 70% chance of needing long-term-care services during their remaining years, government research shows. With prices soaring on insurance policies that provide straight coverage, some […]

Must Reads: CNBC Take

Reverse Mortgage Must-Reads: Cordray’s Warnings, CNBC’s Take Another week, another host of reverse mortgage headlines, from a top regulator’s plea to spread warnings about a particular Home Equity Conversion Mortgage strategy to a major news outlet’s take on the future of the program after recent changes. Use this handy cheat sheet of the most recent […]

Reverse Mortgage Concerns

Reverse Mortgage Opportunities and concerns Changes include higher upfront costs, a lowered principal limit factor and an interest-rate deduction. Advisors have recommended clients use reverse mortgages for cash management, delaying Social Security withdrawals and funding long-term care. In August the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a warning against taking out a reverse mortgage to maximize Social Security […]

Want financial security?

Want financial security? Home equity and retirement accounts are key, by Robert Powell, CNBC, USA Today It might seem obvious, even simplistic. But having home equity and retirement accounts are key to most families’ financial assets and — by extension — retirement security. According to new research from the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), […]

Reverse mortgages cleaned up

Reverse mortgage market has been “cleaned up,” say financial advisors. Innovative approaches to protecting retiree portfolios. CNBC Investor tool kit. Novel approaches include structured notes and no-load modified endowment contracts. No-load modified endowment contracts provide certain minimum guarantees. Deborah Nason | @dnason Once you’ve stopped working, what steps can be taken to protect your retirement […]

Retirement in trouble

Retirement in trouble.Read CNBC’s “Your retirement is in trouble … what are you doing about it?” by Darla Mercado | @darla_mercado Americans are losing sleep over their ability to retire, but few are doing anything about it. Those were the findings from a recent retirement confidence survey conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. […]

Retirement question

Retirement question. CNBC Make It. money. 84% of Americans cant answer this basic money question about retirement. Retirement doesn’t seem to be on the minds of many Americans To see just how much the people know when it comes to financially preparing for their later years, Fidelity Investments conducted a retirement IQ test. The results were […]