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The Ideal Reverse Mortgage Candidate, Part 2

By Mike Roberts January 02, 2021

According to The Street, the number of American homeowners over 65 with mortgage debt is up nearly 60% in the last decade. Though mortgage rates have fallen significantly in the last 10 years, home price appreciation has dramatically…

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What the Ideal Reverse Mortgage Candidate Looks Like – Part 1

By Mike Roberts October 19, 2020

My grandfather, who passed away years ago, was a man I greatly admired. He was a decorated pilot who flew cargo missions over the Himalayas in World War II. He risked his life serving in the vital supply link that helped the Allies…

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What Do a Reverse Mortgage and a Legendary Airplane Have in Common?

By Mike Roberts August 23, 2020

In early 1942, the United States was at war with Japan. Lt. Colonel James “Jimmy” Doolittle had been given the responsibility of planning a raid to strike back at Japan for the Pearl Harbor attack. The bombing raid wasn’t expected…

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The Top 6 Misconceptions You May (Or May Not) Have Heard About Reverse Mortgages

By Mike Roberts July 17, 2020

When I was a young boy, my parents took my brother and I on a vacation. I was pretty little, so I don’t remember much about the trip. I know we traveled on an airplane, but I have no recollection of where we went, what we did…

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2 Unexpected Risks of Reverse Mortgages (And How to Avoid Them!)

By Sixty and Me January 31, 2020

A reverse mortgage can prove to be tricky if we do not have a good grasp of what it is and how it works. It has been touted in advertisements…

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Your 3 Top Reverse Mortgage Questions Answered

By Sixty and Me January 18, 2020

Financial independence is among the main concerns of retirees. Many of us worry about outliving our savings and seek options to maintain a steady income stream…

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Financial Survival in Retirement – Annuities and Reverse Mortgages and Bonds… Oh My!

By Sixty and Me May 27, 2019

Financial options in retirement can be really overwhelming – especially if you haven’t had to deal with money before. Join us in discussion with financial expert Pam Krueger who has some great advice when it comes to reverse mortgages, annuities and taking back control of your finances. Enjoy the show! Read More

Reverse Mortgages for Seniors: Legal Robbery or Legitimate Option?

By Margaret Manning October 15, 2018

It’s not difficult to see why reverse mortgages for seniors have become so popular of late.

For starters, most of us are approaching retirement with less money in the bank than we hoped for. This is partially due to the Great Recession eating into our savings, although, if we are honest with ourselves, we probably share part of the blame for not putting more away when we could. Read More

What’s the Truth About Reverse Mortgages? We Want to Hear from You!

By Margaret Manning November 03, 2016

A quick Google search shows just how polarized our opinions about reverse mortgages are. If you start to type in “Reverse Mortgages,” you will be greeted with the following auto-completion options: Read More

Tom Selleck Says Reverse Mortgages Aren’t Giving Away the Farm – Do You Agree?

By Margaret Manning September 22, 2016

Are reverse mortgages simply a way for greedy lenders to take the homes of unsuspecting seniors? Or are they a legitimate tool that can help people our age to stay in their homes, while having a better quality of life in retirement? These are the questions that ran through my head as I watched the new American Advisors Group (AAG) commercial, featuring Tom Selleck. Read More