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Stock Investments, Retirement Savings at Risk

Americans are more financially prepared for retirement than they were just a few years ago, recent researchh found. One of the reasons for that good news might be bad. Many people approaching retirement age today are heavily invested in stocks, potentially leaving their savings vulnerable to the next recession. Check it out…

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Reverse Mortgage Safety vs. New Alternatives

As more alternative home equity tapping tools like sale leasebacks and shared equity products begin to enter conversations about retirement, more traditional reverse mortgage products are finding themselves in a more competitive environment. Read more…

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How Financial Advisors are Evolving on Reverse Mortgages

Evidence continues to mount concerning an evolving relationship between the reverse mortgage industry and fiduciarily responsible financial advisors. While there is still a stigma surrounding reverse mortgage products for a lot of those offering financial advice to their clients, RMD has seen evidence of forward momentum on the part of some organizations becoming increasingly willing […]

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Financial Wellness High on Boomer Bucket Lists

Ninety-five percent of surveyed Americans revealed that they have some kind of list of financial goals and other experiences they wish to have before passing on, otherwise known as a “bucket list.” 66 percent of respondents have something on that list that they plan to accomplish within the next year of their lives, and 21 […]

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Going Broke Remains a Top Concern in Retirement

Running out of money in retirement remains a primary concern for those planning their transition out of work, with other major concerns being maintaining their lifestyle and the rising costs of healthcare expenses. This is according to the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and its Personal Financial Planning Trends Survey. Check it out…

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Why Open a Reverse Mortgage Before it is Actually Needed?

Would the line of credit ultimately be larger if opened earlier rather than later? We can further explore this question with a more realistic example. Exhibit 1.1 below provides an illustration of the impact of opening a reverse mortgage at different points in time using a few basic assumptions. Keep reading…

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Top 10 Reasons Seniors Choose Jumbo Reverse Mortgage Loans

Trends show that wealthy seniors are now taking advantage of their home equity as means for further investments. American Advisors Group (AAG), a leading provider of home equity solutions for retirement, today revealed the top 10 reasons seniors are choosing their Advantage™ jumbo reverse mortgage loan. The Advantage loan gives affluent seniors access to their home […]

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Housing Wealth for 62+ Reaches $6.9 Trillion in Q2

Housing wealth for homeowners 62 and older grew to $6.9 trillion in Q2 2018, an increase of $130 billion in senior home equity over Q1 2018, reports the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association today in its quarterly release of the NRMLA/RiskSpan Reverse Mortgage Market Index. The RMMI rose to 249.37 in Q2, another all-time high […]

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FHA Increases HECM Lending Limit to $726,525

Beginning January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019, the national lending limit for Home Equity Conversion Mortgages will increase to $726,525 from $679,650. Details were just announced in Mortgagee Letter 2018-12. This new loan limit is also applicable to Freddie Mac’s special exception areas: Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. View original post on NRMLAOnline.org

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Advisors must court their clients’ children to secure assets

Much has been made of the massive generational wealth transfer, from aging baby boomers to their millennial and Gen Z children, that’s coming over the next several decades. But in some quarters this $30 trillion exchange is being met with a lot of hand wringing. As big as the transfer is, there’s an equally well-known statistic that […]

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