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Retirement News, Financing Retirement, Retirement Planning

Using Home Equity as a Buffer Asset in Retirement

Did you know that millionaires have about 25% of their wealth in cash? It can be a smart strategy to offset any economic downturns. But what about the rest of us?

If you’re not familiar with the term buffer asset, it’s an asset that’s largely unrelated to your investment portfolio or the stock market.

Retirement News, Retirement Planning

Not Everyone is the Best Candidate for a Reverse Mortgage Loan

Is taking out a reverse mortgage loan a bad idea? That depends on who you ask.

According to Wade Pfau, PhD, CFA, RICP, a professor at the American College for Financial Services and founder of, “Reverse mortgages are not inherently a bad idea, though they are often misunderstood and not used in a most beneficial way.”