Don’t be suckered into buying a reverse mortgage

Reverse mortgages sound enticing: The advertisements you see on television, in print and online give the impression that these loans are a risk-free way to fill financial gaps in retirement. However, the ads don’t always tell the whole story. A reverse mortgage is a special type of home equity loan sold to homeowners aged 62 […]
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Reverse mortgages: Useful retiree tool or bad move?

Reverse mortgages, once viewed as loans of last resort, are slowly gaining some mainstream respect. Due to both strengthened consumer protections for these loans and an aging population that is largely unprepared to deal with the reality of retirement expenses, financial advisors are becoming more comfortable with recommending reverse mortgages to some clients. Taylor Hinton […]
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The Rewards and Risks

One of the greatest challenges facing retirees, particularly in today’s low-interest rate environment, is generating sufficient income for everyday living expenses. And for the 41% of Americans aged 55 to 64 with no retirement savings, their home may become their most effective way to fund retirement. The combination of those two trends makes reverse mortgages […]
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