It’s no secret that retirees are living longer and healthier lives than ever. In fact, the Social Security Administration estimates that “a quarter of 65-year-olds will hit age 90, and one in 10 will live beyond age 95.” For those that didn’t take into account a protracted timeline, it could mean rethinking their retirement strategies. […]
For many, a home is filled with the things that matter most. Whether it’s beloved family, most-treasured memories or favorite possessions, their importance makes a house much more than just a place to live When it comes to homeowners in retirement, or those nearly there, a home also offers something else that shouldn’t be overlooked—equity. […]
For many in retirement, making the most of life after a career includes crossing long-coveted travel plans off their bucket list. If that sounds enticing, but you haven’t quite gotten your itineraries together, we’ve put together a few suggestions to help put some new adventures in 2019 calendar. The Freedom To Explore Clearly, one of […]
Downsizing in retirement is not a new concept. However, the rise in popularity of tiny homes is adding a unique twist to the goal. In pursuit of simplicity and flexibility, and sometimes by necessity, a growing number of seniors are using small, often portable residences to be closer to family and enjoying the added freedom […]
Continuous learning can keep your mind sharp as you age and can play a fundamental role in making the most of your retirement. However, retirement savings can limit your ability to be a lifelong learner. One option to free up some cash and secure your financial stability is a reverse mortgage or Home Equity Conversion […]
What would peace of mind in retirement look like to you? Whether you plan to spend most of your time volunteering, working in a meaningful part-time job, or simply enjoying leisure activities to the fullest, financial security is crucial. A retirement on the horizon means answering important questions about how you’ll structure your finances to […]
The most recent survey by the National Council on Aging showed that 75 percent of Americans over the age of 60 intend to stay in their homes the rest of their lives. However, the reality is that many seniors will leave their homes for unforeseen financial or health reasons. Despite the challenges of aging in […]
While a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), or reverse mortgage, can be a smart financial tool for those needing to supplement their retirement income, its possible ability to protect a well-funded nest egg is easy to overlook. As retirement approaches, even those with a solid financial plan may fear the damage an ill-timed market downturn […]
With their children out of the house, many empty nesters consider downsizing their expenses, starting with a smaller home. If they haven’t bought a home in a while, they will find that much has changed in the mortgage process, especially since the 2007 subprime mortgage crisis. Aligning your expectations with the reality of today’s mortgage […]
Retirement is one of the milestones most looked forward to in life. Work is done and free time reigns. Maybe you’ve always wanted to travel Europe, or take up sailing, or just live closer to your children and grandchildren, but money is tighter now. For many, a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) is a great […]
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