Seniors in Better Savings Position Than Younger Generations

Consumers at or over the age of 62 reported less difficulty in paying for a bill or expense, though other factors including household income and whether or not they live in metropolitan areas also affected the standing of a person’s savings. This is according to the “Making Ends Meet Survey” conducted by the Consumer Financial… [Read More]

Retirement Crisis Deepens as Pandemic Drives Unemployment

The effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic on unemployment in America have led to most recent estimates placing the national unemployment rate at 11.1% as of June 2020, up from 4% one year prior according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unemployment that has been driven by the pandemic’s effect on the economy is deepening… [Read More]

Mortgage rates notch new low

Mortgage rates sank to an all-time low — again. The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped .07 percentage points for the week ending Sept. 10, reaching 2.86 percent — a new low since Freddie Mac began conducting the survey in 1971. This time last year, the mortgage rates averaged 3.56 percent. Fifteen-year mortgages… [Read More]

U.S. News: Reverse Mortgage Can Provide Path to Paying for In-Home Care

Because of the new realities that have afflicted the American healthcare system and its capacity to provide care during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, many seniors may be looking at options beyond nursing homes or care facilities out of a desire to remain as far away from the risk of infection as possible. Seniors in general… [Read More]

Get Moving, Seniors: It’s Good For Your Brain

Want to give your brain a boost? Go for a swim, take a walk, or spin your partner on the living room floor. A new study finds that aerobic exercise can improve older adults’ thinking and memory, even if they’re longtime couch potatoes. This type of exercise increases blood flow to the brain and counters… [Read More]

Forbes: Seniors Not Preparing Enough for Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Health expenses in retirement remain a major influence on the ability for seniors to maintain stability in their post-working lives, but remain surprisingly overlooked as seniors plan out their retirement finances. This is according to financial planner Eric Brotman in a new column at Forbes. In citing a recent study on healthcare retirement saving patterns… [Read More]

Seniors Face Serious Spending Challenges in First 5 Years of Retirement

In the first five years of retirement, American seniors are likely to face significant financial challenges in making ends meet. According to a survey of Americans who retired between 1992 and 2014 conducted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), over half (51%) had income, savings or other non-housing assets allowed them to maintain the… [Read More]

Mindfulness a Powerful Tool for Aging

Mindfulness may explain why many older people feel their life has gotten better with age, a new study suggests. Mindfulness is being aware of your experiences and paying attention to the present moment in a purposeful, receptive and non-judgmental way, and it can help reduce stress and promote good mental health, according to the Flinders… [Read More]

Reverse Mortgages Can Be ‘Relief Valve’ for Bear Markets

Reverse mortgages aren’t cheap for seniors and should be avoided particularly for short-term needs, but recent research has identified an effective use of the product concept for those who have investments during volatile periods of market activity. This is according to Liz Weston, a certified financial planner and finance expert at NerdWallet. “Stay-at-home orders may… [Read More]

Money.com: ‘Everything to Know’ About Reverse Mortgages

As more American seniors find themselves economically impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, more of them may be looking at new financial options that they may not have considered before in order to make ends meet. One of these new potential options may be a reverse mortgage, and it’s in that spirit that Money.com has… [Read More]