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Should you claim Social Security early? - CNBC Article

The decision of when to take Social Security is an important one. This article offers advice based on your health and life expectancy.  This is a constructive way to help make your decision on when you should start your benefits.  It is important to note that the article also mentions that most people rely 90% on their Social Security benefits to sustain themselves.  I believe this is accurate but we have seen many cases with our clients where it’s actually 100%.  Whether its 90% or 100%, that leaves a very thin margin of safety for living and enjoyment.  Thi...

January 21st, 2016 | Social Security, Reverse Mortgage, Retirement Planning, HECM Reverse Mortgage, Retirement security, Should you claim Social Security early? - CNBC Article

10 things you should know about reverse mortgages

Nice article.  A lot of ground is covered regarding Reverse Mortgages but some key points have not been touched on that I think are important.  Although a Reverse Mortgage has a broad array of practical applications, it is always more beneficial if it augments an existing retirement plan.  Along these lines, I think it of paramount importance to point out that many retirees and seniors will not qualify for forward mortgages to refinance or home equity lines.  In addition, for those that do, it is also very important to point out that any mortgage that requires a monthly pay...

January 14th, 2016 | Retirement Planning, HECM Reverse Mortgage, Financial Planning, Reverse Mortgage, Seniors, supplemental retirement income, Sandwich Generation, Retirement security, Government insured mortgage, 10 things you should know about reverse mortgages

How to Pay for Assisted Living and In-Home Care

Nice article as a general overview. I would like to offer some more specific commentary on Reverse Mortgages as they relate to helping pay for in-home care. A Reverse Mortgage is suitable for homeowners 62 and above that have equity in their homes. Reverse Mortgages are government insured loans specially designed for seniors with no monthly forward mortgage payments required. In the instance where a homeowner has a mortgage and/or other debt, a Reverse Mortgage is an ideal instrument that can be deployed to manage and help balance monthly cash flow. It’s nothing more than paying attentio...

January 12th, 2016 | reverse credit line, Long Term Care, HECM Reverse Mortgage, Retirement security, Reverse Mortgage, Home Care, assisted living, How to Pay for Assisted Living and In-Home Care

The State of the LESA - HECM Reverse Mortgages

The overriding goal of a Reverse Mortgage is to allow retirees and seniors to help themselves in retirement.  You can think of this as a means of financial mobility with a loan program that has been specially designed for this demographic in an otherwise very stringent environment where credit may not necessarily be readily available.  Within this arena, the past year has brought changes to the Reverse Mortgage program that have significantly altered the landscape for retirees and seniors seeking eligibility for home equity access in retirement.  The new word of the day is LE...

January 10th, 2016 | Retirement Planning, HECM Reverse Mortgage, Seniors, Reverse Mortgage, Financial Planning, Financial Assessments, LESA, Retirement security, The State of the LESA - HECM Reverse Mortgages

Reverse Mortgage Myths Busted!

Myth: "Property Ownership Exchange"Fact:  When a homeowner obtains a government insured HECM Reverse Mortgage on their home this in turn establishes a mechanism for home equity access that is much easier to qualify for than a traditional forward loan.  Many people, including advisors and realtors, have somehow been led to believe that this is a trade.  In other words, an easy qualifying non-recourse loan insured by the government in exchange for the government assuming ownership of the home.  This is completely false.  There is no such exchange and the  ...

December 9th, 2015 | HECM Reverse Mortgage, Retirement Planning, Reverse Mortgage, Government insured mortgage, home equity access, Seniors, supplemental retirement income, Reverse Mortgage Myths Busted!

How to use a reverse mortgage to protect your retirement income. Marketwatch Article Comment.

I agree that most people should consider establishing a HECM Reverse Mortgage credit line as early in life as possible. However, although I would support the idea of using a reverse credit line to protect retirement income, I am not convinced that it has practical application due to its complexity.  Having said that, I am familiar with the Sacks & Sacks research on this subject from 2012.  I have licensed it for redistribution, but again and again, I come back to what is realistic for my average 76 year old client for a Reverse Mortgage.  Simplicity and security is what they...

November 19th, 2015 | supplemental retirement income, Reverse Mortgage, Retirement Planning, HECM Reverse Mortgage, Government insured mortgage, Financial Planning, reverse credit line, How to use a reverse mortgage to protect your retirement income. Marketwatch Article Comment.

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