Reverse Mortgage Daily is the premier independent source for news, commentary, and analysis covering the reverse mortgage industry.
More than 25,000 reverse mortgage professionals rely on RMD for their daily news and insight to stay on top of the growing marketplace. We reach everyone from originators on the street to CEOs at the largest lenders in the nation and policy experts in Washington, DC.
We distribute industry news though our web site, daily emails, and a syndicated RSS feed.
An industry-led news source. RMD began in late 2007 as an industry blog, offering a down-to-earth, personal, and independent perspective on reverse mortgages. Since then we’ve grown into the leading source for news and are unlike any other publication in the industry:
- Highlights, and links to other relevant and exceptional coverage appearing elsewhere. If it’s important to your business you will see it on RMD, even if it comes from another source.
- Insight from the industry’s most respected analysts
- Analysis that brings real context to news events
If you would like to contact Reverse Mortgage Daily with suggestions, comments, corrections, errors, or new company announcements, please contact us.
John Yedinak (Founder & Editor)
After growing up in the western suburbs of Chicago, John headed for Texas to attend college at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. After school, he returned to Chicago and gained experience selling loans to Wall Street, the GSE’s, and other investors. During that time he also learned the wholesale business by working with brokers and other lenders prior to the bank being sold.
As RMD has grown, John has been invited to speak and serve on panels at conferences all over the world, including events hosted by the Mortgage Bankers Association, European Financial Marketing Association, National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association, Sparkt, and others. View full bio here.
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Elizabeth Ecker (Editor)
In her work on the writing and editing team at Reverse Mortgage Daily, Liz brings several years of experience reporting on an array of topics including (but not limited to) industrial metals and small business. Since graduating from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism where she earned a masters in magazine publishing, Liz has edited many custom magazines and websites for businesses and associations. A Boston native, Liz graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where she later became a local expert as Baltimore magazine’s calendar editor.
When she is not writing about the reverse mortgage industry, she volunteers for EGBOK Mission, a charity that trains and educates young adults so they are prepared to work in the worldwide hospitality industry.
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Alex Spanko (Assistant Editor)
Alex Spanko serves as RMD’s assistant editor, overseeing day-to-day coverage of the reverse mortgage industry.
While working towards a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Emerson College in Boston, he wrote about books and entertainment for The Boston Globe, and continued contributing as an occasional freelancer after graduation. He also covered local business for The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Mass., and designed weekly newspapers for GateHouse Media New England in Framingham, Mass. Most recently, Spanko led the writing team at the Tiger Group in Boston, where he wrote and edited appraisal reports about everything from football helmets to frozen fish to women’s apparel.
Despite spending his entire adult life in Boston and Chicago, the Long Island native remains a rabid fan of the New York Mets.
Reva Minkoff (Writer)
Reva Minkoff is a writer and web marketing expert, currently living in Chicago, Illinois. Born and raised in New York City, Reva attended Harvard University, where she graduated with honors in Government.
While attending Harvard, she was an editor and Staff Director of the Harvard Crimson and published articles in The New York Times, Seventeen Magazine, and on UWire, amongst others.
James E. Veale (RMD’s Tax Man & Writer)
James E. Veale is Senior Vice President, Tax and Government Affairs and Director of Originator Recruiting for Security One Lending, Inc. He has been a California Certified Public Accountant for over 28 years and a California Real Estate Broker for over 16 years as well as a Certified Senior Advisor. Until 1980 he was a former IRS Enrolled Agent.
Jim earned his B.S. in accounting at California State University, Long Beach and his Masters of Business Taxation at the University of Southern California. Prior to entering the reverse mortgage business, he was the Partner in Charge of Taxes at Miller, Kaplan, Arase & Co., LLP, currently the seventh largest CPA firm in Los Angeles County.
Jim is a member of the NRMLA Congressional Relations Committee. He served as a member of the former NRMLA Education Committee and on its Professional Designation Task Force.
Jim is RMD’s certified “Tax Advisor” and consults the IRS on different aspects of tax law in relation to reverse mortgages. He currently serves on the AARP volunteer tax program for Seniors and has also been a frequent speaker on tax issues within the accounting industry on broadcasting, pension, and general tax issues.