When a reverse mortgage makes sense

Financial planner: when a reverse mortgage makes sense for a borrower “For a retiree who has a mortgage on their home, if the payment puts a squeeze on money that’s available for other living expenses, a reverse mortgage might relieve the pressure and makes sense.” she writes. “Depending on the homeowner’s age and the home’s […]

Who’s Ready for a 24% Cut to Social Security Benefits?

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Who’s Ready for a 24% Cut to Social Security Benefits? Without significant changes, big benefit cuts await seniors in 15 years. The Social Security program has been providing a financial foundation for our nation’s retired workforce for more than 80 years. Of today’s nearly 65 million beneficiaries, 46 million of them are retirees, many of […]

Reverse Mortgages Get A New Look in Covid Times

Reverse Mortgages as markets tumble. Reverse Mortgage could be your saving grace.

 Reverse Mortgages Get A New Look in Covid Times by Financial Advisor.  F.A. Online. The reverse mortgage market got some new respect earlier this year. When it looked like Covid-19 might wreck the retirement plans of older Americans, some turned to these mortgages to tap a new source money. Home equity conversion mortgages (aka, reverse mortgages) […]

Home Equity In Your Retirement Plan

How To Include Home Equity In Your Retirement Plan With The Bucketing Approach Do you have a vacation fund? A pizza party jar at work or home? A bank account reserved for a new house? People set aside money for certain goals or expenses, sometimes even dedicating a specific bank account or credit card for […]

Life Without Retirement Savings

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

Life Without Retirement Savings Recently, The Atlantic published a tremendously powerful article by Alana Semuels entitled This Is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks Like, which is well worth reading for anyone who is hedging their bets on the question of whether to save for retirement at all or whether to save more for retirement. It opens with the story […]

Social Security, 70 is the New 65

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When It Comes to Social Security, 70 is the New 65 If you’re reading this story, you’re likely at least 50 years young. Yes, young — and I don’t mean it in the cutesy way that people sometimes talk about aging. I mean it in that living well into your 80s and beyond is no […]

Retirees and Household Debt

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

Retirees and Household Debt Household debt among retired people has increased in recent years, according to data from Next Avenue. Around 60% of 65+ households carried debt in 2016, up markedly from about 42% in 1992. Credit card debt and student loans have increased as well. One of the most stressful debt type for older […]

U.S. Govt- How to pay for care

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U.S. Govt- How to pay for care. Costs & How to Pay for care – Paying Privately for care – Reverse Mortgages to pay for care. I found this publication by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on LongTermCare.gov.   To help find your path forward. The Basics Just beginning to think about long-term care? Start here; it’s […]

Bad news: Your 401k

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Bad news: Your 401k won’t give you a decent retirement I wont ever forget a man in Huntsville, AL. Most of my clients are military and very smart. He had planned for retirement just as most people did. He came to see me and told me that his 401k was to last him to age […]

Bank, Credit Union, Financial Planners

I have noticed a tremendous upswing of clients who went to their bank, credit union, or financial planner to ask who does Reverse Mortgages? Usually they find me because a friend was a previous client or the internet. I just simply want the local Birmingham and Huntsville Bank, Credit Union, and Financial Planner to be […]