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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…

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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 at intended? 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…

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What to do when retirement doesn’t go as planned

When retirement doesn’t go as planned…get a new plan The Scottish poet Robert Burns warned us that the “best laid plans…often go awry.” Robbie knew, even in the 18th century, that no matter how much we planned, reality checked in usually when least expected. Retirement planning used to be relatively easy. Fixed incomes and stable…

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Save thousands of dollars on Medicare surcharges

In case you haven’t heard Medicare surcharges are on their way up The Collins Dictionary defines “surcharge” as: A surcharge is an extra payment of money in addition to the usual payment for something. It is added for a specific reason. Medicare ushered in a new income scale as the basis for Medicare high-income surcharges.…