Social Security benefits

Retirement savings being eaten up. A reverse mortgage can help with that

Social Security Recipients Could Get a Massive 11% Raise Next Year Surging inflation could lead to the biggest boost to monthly Social Security benefits since 1981. The 2023 Social Security cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, would be 10.8% if inflation continues at its current pace, according to a new prediction from the non-profit Committee for a […]

What Is a Reverse Mortgage

What Is a Reverse Mortgage, and How Does It Work? Money.com What Is a Reverse Mortgage? A reverse mortgage is a type of home loan for older homeowners. Unlike traditional mortgages, they don’t require homeowners to make monthly payments. Instead, the borrower receives payment from the lender — either monthly, via a line of credit […]

Unconventional Ways to Fund Your Retirement

4 Unconventional Ways to Fund Your Retirement One or more of these unconventional methods could be just the key you’re looking for. Key Points Working a traditional job and investing your funds isn’t the only way to save for retirement. Thinking outside the box can help you generate extra money for your future. Diligently saving […]

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 […]

pay back a reverse mortgage

How do you pay back a reverse mortgage? At Bankrate we strive to help you make smarter financial decisions. While we adhere to strict editorial integrity, this post may contain references to products from our partners. Here’s an explanation for how we make money. A reverse mortgage can make it possible for seniors to remain […]

Sources of Retirement Income

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 mortgages, for […]

Aging Parents Overspending – Running Low

Danger: Aging Parents Overspending, Running Low, And What You Can Do Briana called AgingParents.com in distress. She was feeling panicky and angry. Her 80 year old mother, Rhonda, had just bought another new car she could not afford. Briana explained that her mother’s funds were limited, but she kept insisting on living the life she […]

Why is it always a goal to put aging loved ones on Medicaid?

Why is it always a goal to put aging loved ones on Medicaid? I’m asking this question, because I constantly see articles and receive advice from family/financial/ estate planning about getting Medicaid coverage, and how to “protect” the aging’s assets so they can qualify for Medicaid. Here’s my question, if your loved one spent their […]

What is a reverse mortgage?

Everything you need to know about reverse mortgages. What is a reverse mortgage? At Bankrate we strive to help you make smarter financial decisions. While we adhere to strict editorial integrity, this post may contain references to products from our partners. Here’s an explanation for how we make money. A reverse mortgage is a way for […]

Reverse Mortgages – niche product?

Brookings: Reverse Mortgages Should be More than a Niche Product Reverse mortgage products, while unlikely to become “a pillar” of American retirement, are economically justified “to play an expanded role in helping older Americans achieve a secure livelihood.” This is according to a new research paper released by the Brookings Institution, authored by researchers Martin […]