“It’s ironic that the biggest source of wealth is locked up in bricks & mortar…” While more financial professionals are embracing the HECM, ironically our cousins across the pond seem to better grasp the concept of home equity management and its role in funding retirement. Is today’s choice of retirement
One Financial Planner Suggests Two LTC Insurance Alternatives If you were to eavesdrop on a typical meeting with someone in their 50’s with their financial advisor, chances are you would here the sensible advice to purchase long term care insurance. This practical recommendation is rooted in the fact that nearly
AARP Frowns Upon Strategic Use of HECM in Portfolio Management Creativity unlocks potential markets and opens up possibilities. It also makes you a target of critics. In recent years the long overlooked principal limit growth factor (or as many refer to it as the line of credit growth rate) has
8 Ways to Ease the Shift Everybody talks about being retired, but less common is the in-between period when you may no longer be working full-time, yet are not what you might consider “senior” (especially as this definition keeps getting revised upwards!). How can you help the reverse mortgage clients
[vimeo id=”153422448″ width=”625″ height=”352″] Slow & Steady Growth Depends on Partnering with Financial Professionals Since the housing and economic crash of 2008 our industry has had its collective eye focused on the horizon seeking for signs of a significant rebound in reverse mortgage volume. Despite earlier predictions we have come
The New Retirement (Part 2): One Partner Retires, The Other Doesn’t Last month we examined when retirement makes sense in terms of competency. But what if your reverse mortgage prospect(s) are perfectly competent, yet one half of the couple is planning to retire while the other wants to keep working?
There is the matter of how societal expectations affect where older adults live, which makes the changing senior living landscape a bright field for the reverse mortgage industry. As we're exploring, the desire to age in place is expanding into ever more creative ways to age in community, which may
Today's retirees can retire and retool, in any number of ways. If they haven't yet done so, it's helpful for those approaching or in retirement to take a long look at how they might use their skills and experience for others' benefit — or to enhance their own later years.