Retirement News with Professor Craig

Retirement News with Professor Craig

The Retirement News blog is dedicated to the financial and physical health and well-being of older Americans. 
Whether you're already in or nearing retirement, you will find important, topical information in the blog to help you make informed decisions on your road to retiring more freely.
As a 25-year veteran in the financial services industry and a certified trainer and teacher, Professor Craig's #1 goal is to help you thrive in retirement with financial peace of mind. 

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Retirement News, Financing Retirement, Interest Rates

Is High-Interest Credit Card Debt a Threat to Your Retirement Planning? 4 Ways to Get Back on Track

Worried about carrying credit card debt when you retire? You’re hardly alone.

The good news? There are steps you can take now to get control of high-interest credit card debt and be in solid financial shape for retirement.

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Inflation: What Goes Up, Must Come Down (Eventually)

When prices increase, purchasing power shrinks. That’s inflation in a nutshell.

While a moderate amount is indicative of a healthy economy, high inflation can have a significant impact on our personal finances. especially for those in or nearing retirement. If you’re saving for the next phase, inflation can have a detrimental  impact on the money you’ve invested for your future.

Retirement News, Reverse Mortgage Facts

Can You Sell Your House with a Reverse Mortgage?

If you’re concerned about having the funds to support a comfortable retirement, a reverse mortgage loan can provide an additional  source of funds for financial peace of mind. And with home values soaring, they’re increasing in popularity — the number of reverse mortgages issued in 2021 rose 29% from the prior year.

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A More Flexible Home Equity Loan

If you’re 62 or older, there is a home equity line of credit option that offers greater financial flexibility than a traditional Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC). It’s called a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) line of credit. 
If you have an existing mortgage or home equity loan you could refinance them with a HECM line of credit and get enhanced benefits, including a flexible payment feature and a line of credit that GROWS when left untouched.
As with any mortgage, you must meet your loan obligations, keeping current with property taxes, insurance, and keeping your home in good condition.


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