Posts Tagged ‘#retirement’

The Media Continues to Get it Wrong on Reverse Mortgages

The Media Continues to Get it Wrong on Reverse Mortgages

No one should write about a HECM reverse mortgage as being good or bad, because it depends on so many variables… and 94% of homeowners with a HECM say it gave them peace of mind.... (Continue reading)

The Single Best Tool for Downsizing in Retirement is Called: HECM-for-Purchase

There's no better tool for downsizing in retirement than the HECM for Purchase, a mortgage insured by the FHA. So why do so few homeowners and/or Realtors know anything about it? ... (Continue reading)

How a HECM Reverse Mortgage Saved a Homeowner Over $200,000

How a HECM Reverse Mortgage Saved a Homeowner Over $200,000

Homeowners with significant amounts in their retirement accounts can often benefit from using the HECM because it’s a tax free source of funds.... (Continue reading)

A Reverse Mortgage Ruined His Life?  Nonsense.  Not true.

A Reverse Mortgage Ruined His Life?  Nonsense.  Not true.

The reverse mortgage didn’t cause Mr. Feil any harm. In fact, it’s because of the HECM reverse mortgage that Mr. Feil was able to keep the home instead of losing it to foreclosure.... (Continue reading)

Are You Overestimating Your Ability to Access Your Own Money in Retirement?

Are You Overestimating Your Ability to Access Your Own Money in Retirement?

I’ve found that most homeowners are dramatically overestimating their ability to pay off mortgages in retirement and/or access the equity in their homes once retired.... (Continue reading)

25 Ways You Know You’re a Guy Over 50…

25 Ways You Know You’re a Guy Over 50...

I just turned 54 and the event caused me to consider what's changed about my thinking and my life since turning the big 5-0. Is it just me, or am I not alone?... (Continue reading)

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How & Why I Fell in Love with the Reverse Mortgage

How & Why I Fell in Love with the Reverse Mortgage

Nothing else does what a reverse mortgage does. There’s no real alternative because any other type of home equity loan would require you to make monthly payments, and you can’t retire with high monthly payments or you could end up... (Continue reading)

Downsizing and Downgrading… Requirements for Retirement

Downsizing and Downgrading… Requirements for Retirement

More and more Americans are finding retirement more of an impossible dream than an American one. Baby boomers are delaying retirement or working through it, and most are woefully short of the amounts they'd need to retire. But... (Continue reading)

Why Can’t Dave Ramsey Get his Facts Straight on Reverse Mortgages?

Why Can't Dave Ramsey Get his Facts Straight on Reverse Mortgages?

Reverse mortgages are an extremely important financial tool for millions of Americans... and more and more every day. When Dave Ramsey writes about them, he needs to be accurate... and he's not. And that's a problem. ... (Continue reading)

IF YOU’RE  62+ AND STILL PAYING A MORTGAGE… Here are 7 Reasons You Can End Up in Foreclosure and How to Protect Your Home Now

IF YOU'RE  62+ AND STILL PAYING A MORTGAGE... Here are 7 Reasons You Can End Up in Foreclosure and How to Protect Your Home Now

Now, I’m not saying that anyone should have known about any of this. The fact is that his article, and others I’ve written in the recent past, appear to be the first in the country to propose switching to... (Continue reading)

We’re Looking at a Retirement Crisis, Because We’re Gambling Unnecessarily

We’re Looking at a Retirement Crisis, Because We’re Gambling Unnecessarily

It’s like we’re “Risk Junkies.” What could be riskier than betting on the stock market going up and future tax rates staying the same or going down? Are we nuts? The answer is… we’ve been lied to. ... (Continue reading)


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