retirement

The Best Retirement Vaccine?

Shannon Hicks
The retirement preparedness pandemic & reverse mortgages For millions, vaccines have increased life expectancy and prevented needless suffering and death. While typically underappreciated in developed nations, today multitudes across the globe are eagerly flocking to get vaccinated to prevent infection or the severe symptoms of COVID-19. Wouldn’t it be nice

5 Questions Homeowners are Asking Before Retiring

Shannon Hicks
 Without audience targeting are Google Ads Dead? Think again… Early this month Google announced new restrictions for targeting specific audiences. The restrictions apply to content related to housing, employment, credit, and those who are disproportionately affected by societal biases. The news of these restrictions created quite a stir among

Involuntary Retirement

Shannon Hicks
 Older workers face ‘involuntary retirement’. Are we reaching these homeowners? In January 2020 the unemployment rate for those 55 and older was 2.6% [MarketWatch] By April 2020 the unemployment rate spiked to 13.6% for those 55 and older [MarketWatch] After the last recession (2008) those between the ages of 51-60

The BEST mortgage forbearance plan

Shannon Hicks
 Why older homeowners should consider a reverse mortgage as the ultimate ‘forbearance’ program Many struggling older homeowners have already paid down their original loan balance significantly. Should they refinance the mortgage into a new 30-year term? Not if they want to eventually stop making payments or expect a drop

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