Forbes: How Reverse Mortgages Can Affect Taxes in Retirement

For seniors who may feel squeezed by the necessity of paying taxes in retirement on a fixed income, there are a number of ways in which a senior might be able to reduce their tax burdens in retirement. One of the possible methods can include a reverse mortgage, according to financial planner Erik Carter in […]

Forbes: Home Equity Tapping Options After Home Value Rises

For many people who have seen their home values rise during this low rate environment and additional activity in some regional real estate markets, some may be asking questions about what they can do to take advantage of these changes if they own a home. Taking equity out of the home is one such option, […]

Mortgage Professor: How to Use a Reverse Mortgage to Avoid Poverty

For someone who has used existing assets to pay off an existing mortgage on their home, the use of a reverse mortgage line of credit would be an effective way to prepare for a person’s older years and to avoid premature exhaustion of assets, which can lead to poverty. This is according to Jack Guttentag, […]

Forbes: Home Equity Can Help Solve the Retirement Crisis

As the United States continues to endure a retirement crisis that has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the home is an asset with continuously understated potential to assist with cash flow for retirees. This is especially true considering that the home is likely to be the largest asset that the majority of […]

The Latest Reverse Mortgage News: Forbes, CNBC and More

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic’s tightening, continued grip on the United States, some of the nation’s most prominent mainstream news outlets have turned their attention to the reverse mortgage product concept as Americans continue to seek financial relief after enduring the economic shock that the pandemic has caused. Because of the newfound financial stress […]

Forbes: How Reverse Mortgages Work, Who They’re Suited For

A reverse mortgage can be thought of as similar to a conventional mortgage, but where the “roles are switched,” according to a new column at Forbes. They’re best suited for seniors encountering mounting costs late in life and those without heirs, and are not well-suited for those who hope to leave their home to an […]

Forbes: Seniors Not Preparing Enough for Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Health expenses in retirement remain a major influence on the ability for seniors to maintain stability in their post-working lives, but remain surprisingly overlooked as seniors plan out their retirement finances. This is according to financial planner Eric Brotman in a new column at Forbes. In citing a recent study on healthcare retirement saving patterns […]

Mortgage Professor: Reverse Mortgage Misuse Protections Have Resulted in ‘Disaster’

The various rules that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has put into place in the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program have been very problematic, resulting in HECM reverse mortgages serving primarily as a standalone financial product as opposed to a single component of a larger retirement plan. This is according to Jack Guttentag, aka […]