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 […]

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 […]