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 >>

Is a HECM reverse mortgage expensive?

Are Reverse Mortgages Expensive?

Many seniors have the impression that reverse mortgages are expensive – mainly because of the closing costs. Yes, depending on the scenario, reverse mortgage closing costs can sometimes be pricey, but not always. Regardless of what the closing costs are, the overall cost of a reverse mortgage is often comparable to other common retirement and … Read More >>

HECM Reverse Mortgage Line of Credit Jack

Should I Get a Reverse Mortgage Now or Wait?

A man who I’ll call Jack contacted me about using a reverse mortgage to pay for future medical expenses. Jack made it clear from the get-go that he didn’t want a reverse mortgage now. He just wanted to explore some options and call back in five years to set it up then. Jack basically wanted … Read More >>

Are Reverse Mortgages a Good Deal?

What a Reverse Mortgage and a Legendary Airplane Have in Common

In early 1942, the United States was at war with Japan. Lt. Colonel James “Jimmy” Doolittle had been given the responsibility of planning a raid to strike back at Japan for the Pearl Harbor attack. The bombing raid wasn’t expected to do a lot of physical damage, but it would boost American morale and strike … Read More >>