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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Leveraging a Reverse Mortgage as a Tax-savvy Retirement Savings Tool

To retire comfortably, more and more retirees are considering the benefits of a reverse mortgage loan. This financial tool was designed exclusively for older homeowners to convert a portion of your home equity into funds you can use at your discretion — from managing debt to covering medical expenses or supplementing retirement income.

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For National Volunteer Month, RMF is Proud to Help Combat Senior Hunger in America

You may be surprised to learn that the nation’s 65+ population jumped by over a third during the past decade? As this age group continues to grow, communities are certain to see an increased number of older Americans dealing with the challenges like isolation, home safety and hunger.

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5 Reasons Why a Reverse Mortgage Loan is Not a Last Resort

If you’re an older homeowner with good credit, should you consider a reverse mortgage? 

Reverse mortgages have long been viewed through a negative lens — an option for older homeowners who have run out of other options. In fact, they can offer retirees numerous benefits as a smart financial planning tool. As with any financial commitment, it requires careful consideration and education to ensure it’s the right decision for your situation. 

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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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