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Woman Shopping. Why I Don't Believe Inflation is Just 6.5%.

I Don’t Believe Inflation is Just 6.5% Right Now (And I’m Guessing You Don’t Believe It Either)

On Thursday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest consumer price index report for December, which showed an annualized inflation rate of 6.5%. This means that the federal government thinks prices have increased 6.5% since one year prior. Does anybody actually believe this? Not me!  In my experience, inflation is running much hotter than … Read More >>

Reverse Mortgage Limit

Uh Oh! What If My Loan Balance Reaches the Reverse Mortgage Limit?

Nobody likes nasty surprises when they’re already committed to something. Are there any lurking surprises that can force repayment of your reverse mortgage when it reaches a certain balance? Do you need to worry about your balance hitting a reverse mortgage limit? I haven’t seen this question for a while, but it’s come up several … Read More >>

Reverse Mortgage Retirement Plan

My Reverse Mortgage Retirement Plan

A reverse mortgage is a powerful financial tool because it brings home equity into the retirement planning picture. In this article, I want to lay out my own reverse mortgage retirement plan. If you’re like many people, you may be surprised that I’ve included a reverse mortgage in my retirement plan. After all, aren’t reverse … Read More >>

Downside of Reverse Mortgages

What is the Downside of Reverse Mortgages?

The HECM reverse mortgage is a great retirement tool, but it’s not perfect for every financial situation. Like any product, it comes with pros and cons. In this article, we’ll cover the possible downside of reverse mortgages and potential pitfalls to watch out for.  You’ve likely seen the TV commercials with famous pitchmen like Tom … Read More >>