retirement

The Gig Is Up: How Elders Can Bloom in the Freelance Marketplace

Amara Rose
Once upon a 1099, it was called freelancing. The newest catchphrase is “gig economy“. But however one refers to flexible, part-time, independent contractor work, it seems seniors are piloting the ship: since 1995, those aged 55-75 with a bachelor’s degree or higher have been more likely than other groups to

Retirees Conflicted on Home Equity

Shannon Hicks
Despite challenges many reluctant to tap equity in retirement   Older American homeowners find themselves beset by a variety of retirement landmines- exploding medical costs, uncertain markets and income security. Despite these challenges, retirees remain conflicted about tapping their home equity. Mortgage and financial professionals are well aware that the

It’s Time to Hedge Against Inflation

Shannon Hicks
Using a Standby Reverse as an Inflation Hedge After several years of artificially low interest rates the Federal Reserve is beginning to raise interest rates – incrementally albeit. With home values still modestly appreciating across the country and interest rates beginning to rise, is now the window of opportunity for

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