article 1

Streamlined Appraisal Process During COVID-19 Period

An essential part of every reverse mortgage loan is the home appraisal, which is used to determine the value of the home on which the loan approval and loan amount are largely based. Due to the social distancing measures now in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and safety […]

Read More
article 1

Be a Part of the Historic U.S. Census

Your response to the U.S. Census matters for so many reasons. Based on only nine questions and the answers you and more than 300 million Americans are expected to provide, the U.S. government uses the information to apportion not only the number of U.S. Representatives your state will receive but also trillions of dollars that […]

Read More
article 1

25 Home Activities to do During the Coronavirus Quarantine

Americans are famous for making the best out of bad situations — for finding the silver lining even in the darkest clouds. So even if the coronavirus has temporarily confined us to our homes, this nationwide house arrest doesn’t have to drive us stir-crazy. Indeed, this mandatory time-out may make us realize once again that […]

Read More
article 1

Sequence of Returns Risk Takes Center Stage with Markets Down

In plain English, sequence of returns risk means that if the stock market plunges at about the same time you retire and start taking regular withdrawals from your primary investment account, you could be in for a big financial shock. That’s because an investment portfolio exposed to stock market losses early in retirement, and then […]

Read More
article 1

A Message to Our Customers Regarding COVID-19

During these challenging times, we at AAG would like to provide an update to all our customers. First and foremost, we remain committed to helping older Americans maintain their financial well-being—now, more than ever—in the midst of uncertainty. To achieve this, AAG has taken many essential steps to remain fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Read More
article 1

How Seniors Can Prepare for the Coronavirus

With much still unknown about the new coronavirus —and COVID-19, the disease it causes — it’s more important than ever to replace fears with facts and anxieties with real answers. Here’s what health officials know thus far about the coronavirus, and what seniors can do to minimize their risk. What is the coronavirus? The official […]

Read More
article 1

Emergency Preparedness Planning for Seniors

Hurricanes, fires and other natural disasters never seem to take a season off anymore. Because of their increasing frequency, no one should be without an up-to-date disaster preparedness plan. And if you’re older, perhaps facing mobility or other serious health issues, your planning should take on even more urgency. That’s because seniors are simply among […]

Read More
article 1

Best Way to Save Money

One of the best ways to save more money in 2020 is to spend less money in 2020. Here are 20 suggestions on how to do just that. They’re only “suggestions” because what you find may work for you may not work for somebody else. So, give each one a read, then weigh whether the […]

Read More
article 1

Should You Accept the Job of Executor of Someone’s Will?

If you’ve been asked to serve as the executor of someone’s will, you should feel honored. It shows the person has a lot of faith in your integrity, as well as in your ability and organizational skills to carry out his or her last wishes. But just because you’ve been offered the role doesn’t mean […]

Read More
article 1

Ways to Maintain Your Credit Score Once You Retire

When you were younger, applying for your first credit card, you probably recall the paradox you faced. Before a bank would issue you a card, it wanted to see your credit history, which left you wondering, “How could you have a history, if you didn’t have a card?” Your chicken and egg situation hardly seemed […]

Read More