Seattle Times: Pandemic Playing Havoc With Seniors’ Retirement Plans

The ongoing economic shock of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has played havoc with the financial plans of many Americans, but seniors and those at or near retirement seem to be hardest hit. Strained financial resources have become stressed even further, with the pandemic exacerbating the already shaky stature of many seeking to put their working […]

NerdWallet: Reverse Mortgages Can Be ‘Relief Valve’ for Bear Markets

Reverse mortgages aren’t cheap for seniors and should be avoided particularly for short-term needs, but recent research has identified an effective use of the product concept for those who have investments during volatile periods of market activity. This is according to Liz Weston, a certified financial planner and finance expert at NerdWallet. “Stay-at-home orders may […]

Study: Workers Less Confident About Retirement Prospects Due to Pandemic

23% of workers who are either employed or recently unemployed express that their confidence in retiring comfortably has declined due to the economic effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. This is according to “Retirement Security Amid COVID-19: The Outlook of Three Generations,” a report released by the nonprofit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies (TCRS). “Workers […]

Fox Business: Reverse Mortgages — Who Benefits?

Finances are top of mind for many Americans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Fox Business in a brief news item this week, and some may consider reverse mortgages. The article is very brief when it comes to details, but asks the question as to who benefits, and includes a comment National Reverse […]

CNBC: Reverse Mortgages Provide “Lifeline” During Crisis

Reverse mortgage applications are up during a time when many senior homeowners are looking for “lifeline” to help lessen sequence of returns risk, writes CNBC in an article published Monday. Further, some advisors are taking a second look at this option for their clients. “With coronavirus shutdowns wreaking havoc on the global economy, investment portfolios […]

New Research Finds Key Areas Where Consumers See Financial Advisor Value

Financial advisors, who are receiving an influx of first-time inquiries during the COVID-19 pandemic according to recent reports, are perceived to have varying levels of value among those consumers who seek their expertise, new research shows. That value can depend on very basic elements of the relationship, such as how often an advisor meets with […]

Forbes: Add Home Equity to a Retirement Plan Through ‘Bucketing’

In general, people have a tendency to put aside money for accomplishing different tasks they’d like to achieve in their lives. Maybe there’s a swear jar on the kitchen table to try and dissuade the occasional curse word from slipping out around the kids, or maybe a couple has a specific bank account dedicated to […]