Before You Get a Reverse Mortgage, Check Out These 15 Alternatives
Before You Get a Reverse Mortgage, Check Out These 15 Alternatives

on August 23, 2016

If you’re older and it’s a stretch financially to stay in your home, a reverse mortgage may be tempting. But consider these cheaper, safer options first.

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.

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.

3 Questions to Ask Before Prepaying Your Mortgage
3 Questions to Ask Before Prepaying Your Mortgage

on April 10, 2017

Contrary to popular belief, prepaying your mortgage is not always a great move for homeowners.

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.

Will New Mortgage Rules Mean Fewer Lenders?
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

on September 21, 2009

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

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.

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.

9 Dumb Ways to Borrow Money, and 4 Better Options
9 Dumb Ways to Borrow Money, and 4 Better Options

on July 24, 2017

Of all the ways to waste money, giving it to someone like a high-interest lender, pawnbroker or loan shark is one of the worst. Here are loans to avoid, and some better alternatives.

How to Refinance Your Home Before It’s Too Late
How to Refinance Your Home Before It’s Too Late

on March 21, 2017

Rock-bottom mortgage rates are rapidly receding into the past. Take these seven steps before the window closes.

What the 9 Oscar Nominees for Best Picture Can Teach Us About Money
What the 9 Oscar Nominees for Best Picture Can Teach Us About Money

on February 27, 2017

Here are the financial lessons we took away from each of this year’s Academy Award nominees for best picture.

Ready to Rescue Your Retirement in 2017? Here’s How
Ready to Rescue Your Retirement in 2017? Here’s How

on January 24, 2017

Are you really ready to get serious about funding your retirement? It may take some serious changes, but you really can do it. Here’s how.

Ready to Tackle Your Debt? 10 Tips to Get Free or Cheap Help
Ready to Tackle Your Debt? 10 Tips to Get Free or Cheap Help

on December 29, 2016

Resolving to go debt-free is a great way to start the new year. Be sure to get the right help with these pointers.

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