Forbes: A Reverse Mortgage Can Help Pay for a Roth IRA Conversion

While likely only to work for wealthier individual retirement account (IRA) owners, using a source of nontaxable cash to fund an IRA conversion could be a viable choice for some retirees considering the currently low rate environment, and assistance handed down by the government to minimize the economic impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. One… [Read More]

Self-Employed and Applying for a Mortgage? Here’s What’s Changed Since COVID-19

The gig economy has blown up in the past few years, with more and more people choosing to work as freelancers, either by starting their own businesses, or by picking up nonsalaried jobs from bigger companies. According to the Freelancers Union, over 50 million Americans worked this year as freelancers, a number that represents roughly… [Read More]

Kiplinger: Why Retirees Should Consider Using a Reverse Mortgage for Cash Flow

Retiring without having to make regular mortgage payments is a big dream for many retirees, but is becoming increasingly unattainable for many Americans looking to transition out of work. This is one of the core reasons why home equity broadly – and reverse mortgages specifically – could be a viable option for a senior looking… [Read More]

Retire Big And Go Home Happy

If you are a senior with plans for relaxation and leisurely days throughout your retirement, it’s time to start planning. While many of your contemporaries may be talking about downsizing during their golden years, that’s not always the answer. Sometimes, the answer is to find more space and use each square foot to live your… [Read More]

AP: Reverse Mortgage an Option for Seniors Suddenly in Retirement

An increasing number of unemployed people who identify themselves as “retired” have been thrown out of work due to the ongoing economic impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. For those who find themselves suddenly in retirement, it’s important to find options which can assist with cash flow, and in some cases this can include a… [Read More]

Can you refinance a mortgage while in forbearance?

On March 27, 2020, the federal government approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion relief package aimed to provide immediate help to families, small businesses, workers and homeowners. Millions of homeowners took advantage of the CARES Act’s forbearance provision. The term mortgage forbearance refers to a repayment plan that… [Read More]

Reverse Mortgage an Option for Seniors Suddenly in Retirement

An increasing number of unemployed people who identify themselves as “retired” have been thrown out of work due to the ongoing economic impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. For those who find themselves suddenly in retirement, it’s important to find options which can assist with cash flow, and in some cases this can include a… [Read More]

5 Speedy Ways to Come Up With a Down Payment

The best way for first-time home buyers to come up with a down payment for a home: save for one, of course! But sometimes you’re in a hurry. Maybe your dream house just popped up on the market, or you’ve simply had it with being a renter. Whatever the reason, you’re ready to buy a… [Read More]

U.S. News: Things to Consider Before Getting a Reverse Mortgage

Reverse mortgages can serve as a potential path for older Americans to gain access to additional cash in retirement, but there are several considerations a retiree should make before applying that are both pros and cons. This is according to a new column published this week in U.S. News & World Report. A primary advantage… [Read More]

7 Ways to Earn Supplemental Income During Retirement

While some people have enough money in their retirement savings to allow them to live very comfortably in their golden years, many seniors find themselves in a position where they could use a little extra income. If you’re looking for supplemental income in your retirement, we have seven ways to pad your wallet. If you… [Read More]