WSJ: Reasons Retirees Should Consider a Reverse Mortgage

Retirees should strongly consider employing a reverse mortgage loan to help fund their retirements, primarily because they can serve to protect against two major problems: falling home prices, and the increasing likelihood that a senior will outlive his or her assets. This is according to Professor Benjamin Harris, executive director of the Kellogg Public-Private Interface […]

CNBC: Reverse Mortgages an Option to Pay for Long-Term Care

The often unpredictable but increasingly likely expense that awaits people of retirement age is oriented around long-term care, and financial advisors are turning to an abundance of new strategies to help their clients pay for it. One such option according to an advisor is a reverse mortgage, who offered the idea in a new story […]

Kaiser Health: Renovating the Home for Aging Can be Costly

Though many retirees focus their financial efforts on downsizing their homes in order to minimize their financial commitments, the increasing preference of baby boomers to explore options for aging in place can often come with significant price tags. This could further stress the fixed incomes of seniors as they plan out the retirement stage of […]

How the Gig Economy Fails Senior Workers Facing Retirement

As an increasing share of older Americans are turning toward other kinds of emerging jobs in order to make ends meet in retirement, many older workers are turning to jobs that don’t carry any benefits. The result of this is that fewer older workers are in more “traditional” jobs that carry benefits, while many other […]

Supporting Adult Children Can Be ‘Financial Shock’ in Retirement

Parents are increasingly supporting their children financially for longer periods of time, which can serve to be a major financial disruption for seniors as they enter retirement. According to 2016 data from the Pew Research Center, living at home with parents had grown in commonality to the point that it was more likely than living […]

Rising Senior Debt Levels are Concerning Researchers

While more seniors today are embracing more active lifestyles and generally working longer, academics conducting research into the lives of modern older Americans are also recording an increasing trend in seniors’ embrace of debt, which has both financial consequences while also raising mental health concerns. “The median total consumer debt of households headed by someone […]

Non-emergency 911 Calls Highlight Aging in Place Struggles

An influx of non-emergency 911 calls across the state of Tennessee is straining the resources of area first-responders, showing that there’s progress to be made in terms of allowing more seniors to age in place. According to a report in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tennessee State Rep. Mike Carter (R) says he wants to […]

Sanders Tweet Touts Importance of Aging in Place

In a Thursday tweet, Vermont Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders advocated for his Medicare for All platform position by touting it as a solution to help older Americans age in place. The tweet attached a story from the Washington Post describing how the state of Maine appears unprepared to deal with the […]