10 Alternatives to a Reverse Mortgage
10 Alternatives to a Reverse Mortgage

on August 9, 2021

A reverse mortgage can be tempting. But consider these cheaper, safer options first.

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The Top 6 Objections to Reverse Mortgages

on November 13, 2020

A reverse mortgage can make sense for people in the right financial situation, though it’s not for everyone.

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Senior Home Equity Booms: Should You Get a Reverse Mortgage?

on October 22, 2020

Older homeowners have a record amount of housing wealth.

Pros and Cons of a Reverse Mortgage During the Pandemic Crisis
Pros and Cons of a Reverse Mortgage During the Pandemic Crisis

on October 20, 2020

If you’re considering a reverse mortgage, weigh these factors first.

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14 Important Reverse Mortgage Facts

on October 8, 2020

Ditch the commercials and learn how they work before you start shopping or rule these loans out.

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Should I Get a Reverse Mortgage?

on September 28, 2020

For some, reverse mortgages are a perfect way to get extra retirement income. But they’re not for everyone.

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Ask Stacy: Did the New Tax Law Affect Reverse Mortgages?

on February 5, 2018

Reverse mortgages can provide needed financial options for seniors. But will the new tax law change that?

Reverse Mortgages Have Changed: Is It Time to Take Another Look?
Reverse Mortgages Have Changed: Is It Time to Take Another Look?

on July 25, 2016

New rules have made reverse mortgages safer for seniors who need to access their home equity while remaining on the property. Here’s how they work.

Feds: Beware the Sugar-Coated Reverse Mortgage
Feds: Beware the Sugar-Coated Reverse Mortgage

on June 12, 2015

Some reverse mortgage advertising contains confusing, incomplete and inaccurate statements that could mislead seniors, a consumer watchdog agency warns.

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Ask Stacy: Should I Take Out a Reverse Mortgage?

on May 19, 2015

The commercials insist a reverse mortgage is the perfect place to find extra retirement income. Here’s what they don’t tell you.

New Reverse Mortgage Rules Protect Widow(er)s From Eviction
New Reverse Mortgage Rules Protect Widow(er)s From Eviction

on July 14, 2014

The rules for buying the most common reverse mortgages are changing to protect borrowers. That’s a mixed blessing, though, and not everyone’s covered.

More Seniors Are Doing Reverse Mortgages. Is This a Good Idea?
More Seniors Are Doing Reverse Mortgages. Is This a Good Idea?

on April 4, 2014

The concern is that many boomers are using reverse mortgages to drain their home equity too early, leaving them nothing to fall back on in 15 or 20 years.

Reverse Mortgage Changes: What You Need to Know
Reverse Mortgage Changes: What You Need to Know

on September 26, 2013

New rules that go into effect Oct. 1 may make the loans more difficult to get, and allow less access to a home’s value.

Ask Stacy: How Do Reverse Mortgages Work?
Ask Stacy: How Do Reverse Mortgages Work?

on July 23, 2013

If you’re 62 or over, or know someone who is, sooner or later you’ll probably hear about reverse mortgages. Here’s what you need to know.

Feds Go After Mortgage Firms for Deceptive Ads, Targeting Elderly
Feds Go After Mortgage Firms for Deceptive Ads, Targeting Elderly

on February 16, 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says these lenders were falsely suggesting a government affiliation in pursuit of reverse mortgage customers.

homeowners
Will New Mortgage Rules Mean Fewer Lenders?

on December 4, 2013

Banking industry representatives say smaller lenders may not be able to handle new rules designed to make mortgages safer for consumers, which could hurt potential homebuyers. Are they right?

Consumer Agency: Beware Mortgage Deception
Consumer Agency: Beware Mortgage Deception

on November 22, 2012

The government is warning lenders about misleading seniors and veterans, and consumers to watch out for these signs of trouble.

The Mortgage That Pays You
The Mortgage That Pays You

on September 21, 2009

A reverse mortgage is a mortgage that pays you, instead of the other way around.

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New! Solutions to Common Financial Struggles for People 50 and Older

on September 24, 2017

We’ve partnered with the largest nonprofit consumer counseling agency in the country to offer solutions to the most common financial struggles facing seniors including Medicare assistance, debt and budget counseling, Social Security maximization, help with paying bills, reverse mortgage counseling and foreclosure prevention.

Shocked senior man
What Happens If I Really Do Run Out of Money in Retirement?

on September 20, 2021

It’s a reasonable worry, but not the end of the world — especially if you take these steps.

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