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Sep 20 2017

There is nothing quite like traveling across the country in an RV. For many seniors, the activity has long been on their “bucket list,” as there is never a better time to explore all that the United States – and possibly even Canada, Mexico, or wherever the road takes you. But living life on the […]

Aug 23 2017

Retirement is meant to be a time of self-exploration, fun, and relaxation. You spent 40+ years working hard, and retirement is your reward for that hard work. Many seniors take advantage of their free time with vacations, especially cruises, which provide the ultimate escape from day to day life. There are many affordable cruises. But […]

Aug 2 2017

Baby boomers: the ideal reverse mortgage candidate? According to newly-released government data, 32% of Americans aged 65 to 69 are employed—the highest percentage in 55 years. In addition, 19% of Americans aged 70 to 74 are still working, up from 11% in 1994. Economists expect even higher rates of working seniors in the coming decades, […]

Jul 5 2017

Discover the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), a remarkable tool that can provide seniors increased financial stability. This infographic breaks down: How seniors 62-and-up can strategically use the $6.2 trillion of equity stored in their homes Reasons why you or a family member might consider using a HECM The HECM’s wide range of payout methods […]

Jun 19 2017

Reverse mortgages continue to receive positive publicity in the news media, this time from USA Today. In a recent article, titled “Want financial security? Home equity and retirement accounts are key,” reverse mortgages are described as being a critical part of retirement planning. Wade Pfau, professor of retirement income at The American College of Financial […]

May 2 2017

If you’re planning your retirement or are already retired, the state you live in matters. Because individual states have different tax laws, varying affordability levels, and a range of  benefits (and drawbacks) for retirees — where you retire will have a dramatic impact on your life. Wallethub recently ranked the top five states to retire […]

Apr 13 2017

If you or a family member are considering a reverse mortgage, it’s important to research them beforehand. Websites such as the Federal Trade Commission provide excellent and credible information on reverse mortgages, and are a great place to start your research. This blog has also provided information on specific situations where a reverse mortgage could […]

Mar 21 2017

Are you retired and thinking about moving to a new location? This is common, as 64% of retirees expect to move at least once during retirement. Whether you want to relocate to a warmer state or move across your city to be near your grandchildren, there’s a home loan that could help make this happen: […]

Jan 24 2017

A recent study estimates that as many as 33% of Americans have $0 saved away for retirement, and over half have “less than $10,000.” Fewer employers offer any form of retirement package, and given the financial demands of the modern household, it’s no wonder that so few workers are able to save for the future. […]

Dec 5 2016

Are you thinking about retirement? Or do you have retired family members? If either answer is yes, then affordable housing and a low cost-of-living are important issues. GoBankingRates.com recently analyzed cost-of-living indexes and consumer expenditure data to rank America’s cheapest cities to retire. Here are the five most affordable cities, in descending order: 5. Mobile, […]