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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Ask Stacy: Should I Get a Reverse Mortgage?
Ask Stacy: Should I Get a Reverse Mortgage?

on March 5, 2018

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

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.

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.

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.

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

on July 16, 2018

If you’re stretching financially to stay in your home, a reverse mortgage can be tempting. But consider these cheaper, safer options first.

The Mortgage That Pays You

on September 21, 2009

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

The Short Answer: Quick Reader Questions of 2010
The Short Answer: Quick Reader Questions of 2010

on December 28, 2010

As the year winds down, we catch up on our readers’ questions – especially the short ones.

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.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

on October 29, 2011

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the Web. This week: reverse mortgages, selling stuff online, inspirational stories, energy-efficient clothes washers and dryers, and dealing with office politics.

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

6 Financial Fixes for Retirees With Broken Nest Eggs
6 Financial Fixes for Retirees With Broken Nest Eggs

on October 22, 2018

Money mistakes can ruin your retirement. But these steps can help you boost your savings before or during your golden years.

Regulators Target Foreclosure Relief Scams
Regulators Target Foreclosure Relief Scams

on August 4, 2014

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has partnered with the FTC to protect distressed homeowners from fraudulent loan modification companies.

Mortgage Shopping 101: Locking In The Best Rate

on August 14, 2009

Part 4 of a 4 part series on shopping for a mortgage focuses on locking in the best mortgage rate.

Mortgage Shopping 101: Finding the Best Deal

on August 11, 2009

Part 2 of a 4 part series on shopping for a mortgage focuses on finding the best deal on your mortgage.

Mortgage Rates 2011 – Predictions From 6 Experts

on January 26, 2011

While housing prices are still dropping, mortgage rates are creeping higher. How high will they go in 2011? Here’s Stacy’s prediction, along with a round-up of others.

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