Tools and resources for a better,
more financially secure retirement.
We understand that planning to secure your financial future can be overwhelming, which is why we’ve simplified things for you. Browse through our articles to better understand the importance of home equity in a retirement plan, how different solutions work, and the various ways you can access your equity for a more secure future.
Borrower Stories: Janet and John P.
How Two U.S. Army Vets Used a Reverse Mortgage to Get Over the Hump As you read this amazing story, you may think it’s too good to be true. Take a little trip with us before you decide. John, from Wisconsin, and Janet, from Virginia, somehow found their way to Wyoming after each served eight […]Read More
Borrower Stories: Anne O.
Anne O. broke glass ceilings before the term was even invented. When she casually drops names of some of the most iconic advertising firms in the annals of advertising history — like Doyle Dane Bernbach, McCann Erickson and Young & Rubicam — it’s not to impress, but rather to address that period of life when […]Read More
Borrower Stories: Nancy K.
On the second day after returning to work this summer as a paraeducator for special-needs high school students, Nancy K. fractured her knee, sidelining her in her Ontario, Calif., home. For approximately the next four months, the time and energy she normally spent pouring into her students and creating a positive learning environment for them […]Read More
10 Useful, Thoughtful Gifts for Older Americans
Gifts They’ll Actually Appreciate Delivering the perfect gift is never easy but hitting the mark for older Americans can be especially challenging. If they humbly tell you they have everything or don’t need anything, take a closer look. Everyone wants to be acknowledged and made to feel special, and nothing communicates that message or feeling […]Read More
What Happens When Mortgage Forbearance Programs End?
As a result of mortgage forbearance programs, millions of American homeowners were able to pause their mortgage payments to help them weather the worst of the health and financial storms caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the economy rebounds, many forbearance programs will end, which means the resumption of monthly mortgage payments. Although the suspension […]Read More
10 Best Outdoor and Indoor Home Maintenance Tips for Fall
Fall is that transformative time of year when you pull out your favorite scarf and sweater, don your coziest socks, and renew your passions for pumpkin carving and apple picking. It’s also the time to prepare your home for the harsher winter weather ahead. By checking off key items on your fall to-do list now, […]Read More
COVID Relief Ending Soon
As a reverse mortgage borrower, you know, that although you don’t have to make monthly mortgage payments, you are still responsible for the maintenance of your home and the payment of property taxes and homeowners insurance on it. If you fail to meet these loan obligations, your lender or loan servicer can legally call your […]Read More
5 Travel Tips for a New Era
As much as FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom have enabled many of us to see and interact online with our family and friends during the COVID pandemic, the experience still can’t substitute for actually being there. Immersing yourself in a vibrant crowd, standing shoulder to shoulder with real people again. You realize how much larger and […]Read More
How A Reverse Mortgage Can Help You Retire Better
Imagine waking up to find you no longer have a mortgage and there’s $50,000, $100,000, or $250,000 more in your bank account than you expected. This scenario isn’t just a castle in the sky. In fact, it plays out every day. The way it happens is with a reverse mortgage, and more than one million […]Read More
15 Money-Saving Tips for Slashing Your Summer Energy Bills
Ah, summer: cookouts, camping, outdoor concerts, and a break from high energy bills, right? Not exactly. Record-setting temperatures throughout the United States and Canada this summer are sending even the most frugal consumer to their nearest air conditioner, never mind the cost. With climate change bringing more frequent heat waves, taming summer energy costs is […]Read More