Sequence Of Returns Risk

 How to battle sequence of returns risk. Investment News Retiring during the longest-running bull market in history can be scary, as some begin to wonder when the good times will end? There were two recurring themes at the annual Investment News​ Retirement Income Summit in Chicago earlier this month: the economic impact of increased longevity […]

Drop in Mortgage Refinance Rates

Here’s how many borrowers should refinance after the recent drop in mortgage rates Here’s how many borrowers should refinance after the recent drop in mortgage rates. A massive drop in mortgage rates will likely spark refinance activity. Mortgage rates fell 22 basis points last week to 4.06%, an event that will likely be a gamechanger […]

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 […]

7 Traits for a good Financial Adviser

7 Traits for a good Financial Adviser Getting good financial advice isn’t just about stocks and bonds. It’s about the relationship and trust you have with your adviser. Here’s how to evaluate whether your professional is doing a good job and is the right fit for you. Thanks to steady technological advances, financial advisers now […]

Seniors’ Financial Challenges

Overcoming Low-Income Seniors’ Financial Challenges People over the age of 50 with low-to-moderate incomes are facing an increasingly intense and unique set of financial challenges as traditional late-life retirement funding options, like an employer’s pension, become less available. This is according to a study conducted jointly by the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) and […]

How Retirement Changes Your Identity

Harvard Business Review: How Retirement Changes Your Identity Studies show that people who are able to afford a full retirement – and who will also be healthy enough to enjoy it – are generally much happier in retirement since their working life is behind them, and they can instead spend their time doing the things they […]

Your home helps fund your retirement

Your home helps fund your retirement Many people live in their most valuable asset- their home. Here’s how its value could help you retire on your terms. Story from Merrill Lynch; one of the first large financial planner group that understood the HECM concept and how it helps sustain longevity. Also, Merrill Lynch send me […]

Financial Planners

Financial Planners Warm to Reverse Mortgages, Though There’s Still Work to Do Although there are still issues in the general reputation of reverse mortgage product offerings, more financial advisors and planners have shown signs of warming up to the product and how it could help their clients to fund retirement. This is according to a […]

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 […]