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The cost of staying healthy in retirement

Without question, it costs a lot of money to stay healthy in America. When Dave and Linda retired they planned on twenty plus years of golf, travel and spending time with their kids and grand kids. They had (what they thought) sufficient savings to carry cover even those unforeseen expenses that are just part of…

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I think we’re going to need a new retirement plan

I think we’re going to need a new retirement plan When Steve and Rachel bought their home in 1990 they knew it would be their last move. Situated in a quiet senior community it had all the amenities they wanted. But like many seniors they overlooked the fact that as they age so does their…

Debt – Retirement’s Public Enemy #1

Are you swimming in equity but drowning in debt? Without question Public Enemy #1 of a secure retirement is credit debit. Whether it’s your home’s mortgage, car payments, credit cards or even student loans. Those monthly payments and the accruing interest have countless baby boomers wondering how they will survive the next 20-30 years on…

Conventional wisdom of reverse mortgages

Conventional wisdom is not always wise

When it comes to The New Reverse Mortgage is conventional wisdom always wise? Historically, home equity has been the “sacred cow” of retirement planning, only to be used as a last resort and not at all if possible. This ‘conventional wisdom” has created a generation of retirees who are “house rich but cash poor” and…

The New Reverse Mortgage working as advertised

HUD Says New Reverse Mortgage Updates Are Good For Everyone When was the last time you heard about a government loan program that worked as advertised? The FHA Home Equity Conversion Mortgage has come under a great deal of criticism since its inception in 1989. Some of the criticism was justified, some not so much.…

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Choosing the right reverse mortgage lender

How do I choose the right New Reverse Mortgage Lender? The New Reverse Mortgage is more than just a loan program it’s a retirement lifeline. So finding the right professional to answer your questions is the first step in deciding if a reverse mortgage is right for you. Because 99% of reverse mortgages are HUD…