Could a Reverse Mortgage save your Retirement?

As baby boomers retire at the rate of 10,000 per day, many of them are woefully underfunded for their future retirement needs. While reverse mortgages have gotten a bad rap over the last decade, the product has changed and become more regulated. Reverse mortgages are now gaining a lot of attention as a viable option… [Read More]

Retirement savings declined by an average of 10% in 2022

Last year, retirees lost an average of 10% of their accrued savings for retirement. The average retirement savings dropped from $191,659 in 2022 to $170,726 by the start of 2023, according to a survey conducted by Clever Real Estate. The survey also shows that the share of retirees who have nothing saved jumped from 30%… [Read More]

As more seniors live alone, retirement finances could be challenging

Generation Xers and baby boomers who live alone in retirement may face unique financial challenges compared to other seniors, according to a column in The Street by Center for Financial Planning (CFP) partner Sandra D. Adams. After a New York Times story was published on the challenges of seniors living alone, Adams looked at data… [Read More]

Americans are worried about outliving retirement savings, new report shows

While a majority of American workers believe that they’re building a sufficient retirement nest egg, more than one in three workers (37%) report that they’ve had to tap into their retirement accounts — including hardship withdrawals — to make ends meet, according to a recent report from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. And, retirement… [Read More]

Are reverse mortgages an option for seniors who want to avoid nursing homes?

The full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the senior population is becoming clearer. According to recent estimates reported by the Washington Post, nearly 9 in 10 deaths attributable to COVID-19 were people aged 65 or older. Another pandemic-related point of clarity is related to older Americans who reside in nursing homes. Based on new… [Read More]

Reverse mortgages have ‘reemerged’ to help pay for long-term care

Reverse mortgage loan proceeds can be used in a number of ways by borrowers who want to solve an issue with their cash flow. However, it’s becoming more and more common for borrowers to use the proceeds to pay for long-term care (LTC), like a nursing home, according to a recent article published in U.S…. [Read More]

Reverse mortgage worth mentioning in housing conversations with seniors

Conversations with older adults related to the housing needs of later life can be sensitive and difficult to navigate, but offering a range of options about what directions that seniors can take their housing futures into can be beneficial. One such option could include a reverse mortgage, according to a new column published by AARP…. [Read More]

Study: 72% of middle-class seniors may not be able to afford assisted living by 2033

A new study released by NORC at the University of Chicago finds that nearly three-quarters of American seniors will be unable to afford assisted living programs by 2033, excluding home equity wealth from the equation. However, even when home equity is included, less than half of seniors will be able to afford such care. “A… [Read More]

Motley Fool: Home Equity a ‘Surprising’ Source of Retirement Income

While Americans have a multitude of potential options and avenues they can use to fund their life after completing a career, many Americans — including current seniors — often find themselves unprepared for retirement. This is why it may be necessary to seek out less traditional sources of retirement funding, and one such potential source… [Read More]

Forbes: Reverse Mortgages Can Help Seniors Pay Down Debt in Retirement

One often overlooked tactic that seniors can employ when seeking to pay down outstanding debt in retirement is the strategic use of a reverse mortgage loan, one of several options that an older American can use when examining their finances during their post-working years. This is according to contributor Bob Sullivan and editor John Schmidt… [Read More]