Atypical Work in Retirement Could Help Seniors Prolong Careers, Increase Retirement Security

For seniors who are not quite ready to stop working once they reach a traditional retirement age, nontraditional work could help them to prolong their careers with more flexible hours and less stress, even though such work typically comes without benefits like healthcare coverage and retirement benefits. This is according to a research brief published… [Read More]

7 Tax Benefits of Owning a Home: A Complete Guide for Filing This Year

What are the tax benefits of owning a home? Plenty of homeowners are asking themselves this right around now as they prepare to file their taxes. You may recall the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—the most substantial overhaul to the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years—went into effect on Jan. 1, 2018. The… [Read More]

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]

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]

CNBC: Reverse Mortgages Can Help Seniors Retire Where They Want

Making the decision about where and how to spend retirement can be difficult for many American seniors, often dictated by the amount of resources a retiree has access to. One of these decisions can involve either moving — into a new home or an assisted living facility at the appropriate time — or choosing to… [Read More]