WSJ: Coronavirus Worsens Finances of Seniors with Forward Mortgages

Growing numbers of American seniors are carrying forward mortgage debt, an issue that is likely to become exacerbated due to the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, as retirees are seeing many of their investments and accounts being negatively impacted by the national economic stand-still. This is according to data analysis from the Urban Institute […]

Kiplinger: Reverse Mortgages an ‘Outside the Box’ Solution for Financial Stress

The economic volatility currently being caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has made generating retirement income more difficult, which is why “outside the box” solutions should be on the table for American seniors. One such solution is a reverse mortgage, according to Charles Rawl, certified financial planner and principal at Charles W. Rawl and Associates, […]

Pfau: Reverse Mortgage Line of Credit Can Protect Against Economic Shock

The reverse mortgage line of credit can be a major tool for those at or near retirement to weather the economic shock of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, particularly because sequence of returns risk amplifies investment volatility. If a retiree has a reverse mortgage in place to draw from while the market remains volatile, then they […]

Forbes: Consider Reverse Mortgages After Coronavirus Crash

In terms of its financial impact and implications, no market, investor or consumer has been spared the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. However, there are still some opportunities that can be taken advantage of in the midst of this particularly turbulent climate, according to financial columnist and author Eric Brotman in a new column […]

Reuters: Retirement Grades for Historic $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Law

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act has passed both houses of Congress and on Friday was signed by President Donald Trump, codifying the historic measure into law which is aimed at providing relief to American workers and businesses affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The law also contains several key provisions […]

CNBC: Reverse Mortgage May Help Provide ‘Fast Cash’ During Pandemic

A Certified Financial Planner (CFP) recommends that for homeowners looking for a fast source of cash during the coronavirus pandemic, home equity – and specifically a reverse mortgage – could be an avenue worth exploring. This is according to Jeffrey Levine, director of advanced planning at Buckingham Wealth Partners in Long Island, N.Y. to personal […]

Recent ‘Baby Boomer’ Class Has Less Wealth Than Prior Classes

The most recent cohort of Americans who are part of the “baby boomer” generation – typically classified as people born between 1946 and 1964 – are less wealthy when compared to older baby boomers, putting them at greater risk of financial instability in retirement. This is according to a new brief by researchers Anqi Chen, […]

USA Today: Reverse Mortgages Can Help Meet Unexpected Expenses

A reverse mortgage has the potential to help retirees weather unexpected or emergency expenses in retirement, and should be seen as a viable path that can help certain seniors make ends meet. This is according to a story written by Robert Powell, the editor of TheStreet’s Retirement Daily in a new column published at USA […]

Coronavirus, Bear Market May Renew Reverse Mortgage Viability Among Financial Planners

While reverse mortgage products have always had reputational hurdles to overcome, one of the oft-repeated ways that product educators and industry professionals have cited in an attempt to appeal to financial planners is by using a reverse mortgage – Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) or otherwise – to avoid sequence of returns risk. That way, […]