Skip to main content

Reverse Mortgage Blog

Category: newsworthy

Why Reverse Mortgages Could be a Viable Alternative to Shore Up Retirement

May 3, 2021
More uses for the HECM

What Nelson Mandela and Arnold Schwarzenegger can teach us about growing older

April 25, 2021
The art or aging

Forbes: COVID-19 Has Changed Retirement, and a Reverse Mortgage Might Help

April 20, 2021
Forbes Article on Reverse and Covid 19

The Best Retirement Vaccine?

March 23, 2021
The retirement preparedness pandemic & reverse mortgages

5 Key Lessons Learned in 25 Years of Retirement Planning

January 1, 2021
Money and retirement savings

Why New Forward Mortgages Present Unique Problems for Seniors

November 28, 2020
Problems with Seniors with forward mortgages

Brookings: Reverse Mortgages Should be More than a Niche Product

November 23, 2020
‘Great potential’ for secure retirement

Israeli scientists claim to reverse aging process

November 21, 2020
Study of reversing the aging process

Baby boomers have an average of $25,812 of debt, not including mortgages—here’s how they compare to other generations

November 21, 2020
Average about of Baby Boomer debt compared to other generations

California passed Prop. 19. Here's what that means for Bay Area real estate.

November 19, 2020
Overview of CA prop 19 and how it helps seniors

Atypical Work in Retirement Could Help Seniors Prolong Careers, Increase Retirement Security

November 12, 2020
Alternative work in retirement

Why New Forward Mortgages Present Unique Problems for Seniors

November 12, 2020
Why it is so important to look at a reverse instead of a "normal" or HELOC

Kiplinger: Why Retirees Should Consider Using a Reverse Mortgage for Cash Flow

November 4, 2020
Kiplinger on the many uses of the reverse and how it can add to a legacy

Senior Housing Wealth Hits New Record High of $7.70 Trillion in Q2 2020

October 19, 2020
Unused housing wealth is growing.

FAR Enters Into Educational Program With Stanford Center on Longevity

October 16, 2020
Education and HECM forms an alliance to make retirement the best possible

RETIREMENT Kiplinger: Reverse Mortgages an ‘Outside the Box’ Solution for Financial Stress

October 12, 2020
Some advice from Kiplinger and some very BAD INFORMATION

The Importance of Being a Reverse Mortgage ‘Ambassador’ in the Current Market

September 25, 2020
Professionals helping each other to spread the word

Tackling Misconceptions in Reverse Mortgage Guidelines

September 17, 2020
A good explanation of many of the HECM realities


September 16, 2020
A deeper dig into HECM misconceptions

Financial Planners and Reverse Mortgages: Pinpointing Hurdles, Presenting Solutions

August 14, 2020
How Financial Planners are starting to learn what is best for clients

L.A. Times: Reverse Mortgage an Option After Pandemic Job Loss

August 13, 2020
Actions to consider coming out of the CoVid 19 era

3 Ways Divorce Impacts Reverse Mortgages

June 24, 2020
A look at "Silver Divorce" and HECM

10 Expected and Unexpected Ways to Use a Reverse Mortgage

June 23, 2020
Ways to use your reverse mortgage

Reverse-Mortgage Background and History

May 1, 2020
Reverse-Mortgage Background and History and how important it is to understand.

Banks Now Freezing Heloc’s | Covid Fallout and a Repeat of 2008??

April 24, 2020
Banks Now Freezing Heloc’s | Covid Fallout and a Repeat of 2008??


April 23, 2020
How a Retirement Loan can increase the value of your legacy

The coronavirus has been hard on those who are older and trying to stay in their homes.

April 22, 2020
The coronavirus has been hard on those who are older and trying to stay in their homes, preserve retirement funds and stay in business

Kiplinger: Reverse Mortgages an ‘Outside the Box’ Solution for Financial Stress

April 21, 2020
Kiplinger joins the ranks of understands the value of the retirement loan.

Coronavirus Crisis Leads to Borrowers Using Standby Reverse Mortgage

April 9, 2020
How a reverse mortgage is a great strategy in times of trouble and how it is now being used.

Forbes: Consider Reverse Mortgages After Coronavirus Crash

April 1, 2020
Reverse Mortgage is a great tool to protect your retirement in "down times"

10 reasons successful people never retire, even after they’ve made millions (or billions)

March 29, 2020
10 reasons successful people never retire, even after they’ve made millions (or billions)

Can Baby Boomers Succeed in a Millennial World?

March 9, 2020
Comparing Boomer employment with Millennials

Reverse Mortgage Education Comes to Amazon’s Audible Platform

March 6, 2020
Audible editions of Reverse Mortgage Books on Education

How the Fed’s Latest Interest Rate Cut Could Impact Reverse Mortgages

March 6, 2020
The relation of the "fed rate" and mortgage interest rates


February 27, 2020
Another look at annuities and not outliving you money.

Should You Carry Your Mortgage Into Retirement?

February 24, 2020
You Can't Eat Your Home

Average Retirement Age in the United States

February 23, 2020
Average Retirement Age in the United States

Presidential Hopefuls Bloomberg and Warren on Reverse Mortgages

February 21, 2020
Some political candidates views of the reverse

Brookings: Reverse Mortgages Should be More than a Niche Product

February 17, 2020
The Brookings Instatue take a look at the reverse mortgage

Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

February 6, 2020
Reverse Mortgage Funding, LLC (RMF) has announced the availability of two new, digital Social Security guides

Education material on Social Security

February 6, 2020
RMF Releases Two Social Security Guides for Consumers, Financial Pros

RMD Report: Sources of 2020 Optimism for the Reverse Mortgage Industry

January 22, 2020
How is the reverse business doing

Industry Leaders Push for New, Streamlined Reverse Mortgage Products

January 12, 2020
The future of the Reverse

HECM Reverse Mortgages Can Reduce Retirement Income Instability

January 11, 2020
The reverse can help anyone.

Social Security Benefit Will Increase 1.6 Percent in 2020

January 1, 2020
The cost of living adjustment takes effect in January

Here’s proof that 401(k) plans are not working for most Americans — can you guess who they ARE working for?

December 13, 2019
A deeper look at 401ks.

How To Lower Taxes When Tapping Retirement Funds

November 16, 2019
How To Lower Taxes When Tapping Retirement Funds

Forbes Article Says Reverse Mortgages (HECM) are “Underutilized” – and Deserve a Second Look

November 13, 2019
Reverse Mortgages deserve a closer look.

What happens to a reverse mortgage with Medicaid?

November 12, 2019
Restriction on how to take money on Medical with a reverse mortgage

The 1 Reason to Claim Social Security at 62 That No One Ever Talks About

November 2, 2019
Should you claim early if you don't really need the money? Maybe yes.

FHA HUD Secretary Carson Talks Strengthening HECM in MBA Speech

November 1, 2019
The latest from Secretary Carson on the HECM (from this point of view)

5 reasons retirement is a great time to start a business

October 28, 2019
Getting back to work in retirement

Why New Forward Mortgages Present Unique Problems for Seniors

October 16, 2019
Why New Forward Mortgages Present Unique Problems for Seniors

For baby boomers, age-proofing a home doesn’t come cheap

October 16, 2019
For baby boomers, age-proofing a home doesn’t come cheap

‘We Need Each Other’: Seniors Are Drawn to New Housing Arrangements

September 30, 2019
Older Americans are exploring housing alternatives, including villages and home-sharing.

Two New Reverse Mortgage Reform Bills Push for Program Change

September 29, 2019
Review of Congress discussions on HECM and possible proposed changes

HUD Releases New Condo Rules for Reverse Mortgages

September 27, 2019
Look over at the newer rules for condos on HECM programs

7 Ways To Fund Long Term Care With Housing Wealth

August 14, 2019
Using the HECM and other reverse mortgage products to save your life with access to Healthcare

6 Whopping Tax Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Retirement

August 11, 2019
Tax advice for retirement

How Reverse Mortgages are Breaking Records Across Northern Border

July 1, 2019
A look at the Canadian Reverse mortgage picture

RMD Report: Long Term Care Focus Increases in Reverse Mortgage Market

June 28, 2019
Review of one of the top reason for a Reverse Mortgage

Jamie Dimon sounds off on student debt crisis: ‘What we’ve done is a disgrace’

June 26, 2019
A reflection on Student debt in this country from Jamie Dimon

Four Clients That Should NOT Be Considering a Reverse Mortgage?

June 19, 2019
Some reasons not to do a reverse, and if other options are available; the reverse still shines.

USA Today blasts reverse mortgages, industry fights back

June 19, 2019
Rebuke of the VERY false USA Today story on Reverse Mortgages

FHA Commissioner Talks HECM Program Benefits to Seniors, Potential Changes

June 10, 2019
More information from FHA commissioner on possible changes

HUD: Reverse Mortgage Program Remains Stable in Q2

June 10, 2019
Review of HECM performance

I'm Going to Work Until I Die

June 10, 2019
Working and Retirement

Which Retirement Spending Strategy Is Right For You?

June 8, 2019
Recommended spending in retirement

FHA Commissioner Talks HECM Program Health, Second Appraisals

June 3, 2019
FHA Commissioner Brian D. Montgomery speaks

Most homeowners think a reverse mortgage is a last-resort option. Here's why they're wrong Savvy homeowners can use the loan to maximize their resources in retirement.

June 3, 2019
More on the virtues of the reverse mortgage

CBO Report Offers 4 Options for Renewed HECM Program Health

May 22, 2019
Possible changes to the HECM, only possible.

Affluent Seniors Show Growing Interest in Reverse Mortgages

May 3, 2019
Why the reverse mortgage is gaining strength among the affluent

The Value of Financial Advice

April 27, 2019
Is it worth the money to hire a financial planner.

Opinion: The positives — and surprising negatives — of an encore career

April 21, 2019
Pros and cons for working after retirement

3 Reasons Why Baby Boomers Are In (Serious) Retirement Trouble

April 19, 2019
Showing how Baby Boomers have not saved for retirement.

How Medicare Advantage Changes Could Impact the Reverse Mortgage Market

April 12, 2019
How improvements to some Medicare plans help seniors stay in their own homes.

HECM For Purchase Program

April 12, 2019
How a HECM for Purchase can increase retirement survival

‘It’s Not Rocket Science:’ How Reverse Mortgage LOs Can Talk to Trusted Advisors

April 4, 2019
A better explanation of the reverse to financial planners.


April 2, 2019
Factors to consider for deciding on retirement age.

Half of Older Americans Have Nothing in Retirement Savings

March 27, 2019
A very deficit in retirement savings explored and reported

Senior Housing Wealth Tops $7 Trillion for First Time Ever

March 14, 2019
The growth of Senior Housing Wealth

Why Did FINRA change course on Reverse Mortgages as a last resort?

March 13, 2019
This article shows the result of education on FINRA and it new stance on the Reverse Mortgage

Americans Focus On Debt Management But Lose Focus On Retirement Savings

March 11, 2019
Jamie Hopkins on Retirement Savings

Nursing Homes Are Closing Across Rural America, Scattering Residents

March 10, 2019
Problems caused by financially failing Nursing Homes and state governments.

Using Reverse Mortgages In A Responsible Retirement Income Plan

March 4, 2019
Learn how to use a reverse mortgage in a responsible retirement plan

Taking Portfolio Spending into the Real World For Retirees

March 4, 2019
Learning ways to best understand portfolio spending in retirement.

What is a Reverse Mortgage

March 2, 2019
Another opinion on the HECM

Originators Point to Reverse Mortgage Safety vs. New Alternatives

February 23, 2019
Comparing the Saver Reverse mortgage to Equity Share Products

Strategies For Carrying A Mortgage Into Retirement

February 23, 2019
How to help yourself by replacing a traditional mortgage with a reverse mortgage.

Important Notice: It's time to take action on Medi-Cal Planning and Asset Protection before it's too late.

February 23, 2019
A call to action for Medi-Cal Planning from Susan B. Geffen

Social Security: The Best Annuity Money Can Buy

February 16, 2019
Reviewing Social Security

Social Security as an "Investment"

February 16, 2019
Looking at the choices in Social Security

Claiming Social Security at 62 or 70

February 16, 2019
A further look at when to take Social Security benefits.

How Retirement Can Change your Identity

February 15, 2019
This article reviews the changes that may occur at retirement by no longer working at what you have identified with for years.

Abandoning the Wild West: How Financial Advisers are Evolving on Reverse Mortgages

February 14, 2019
Looking at how Financial Advisers are finally understanding the reverse mortgage.

Using Housing Wealth to Improve Financial Outcomes in Retirement

February 13, 2019
Why having a HECM early in retirement is best.

The Looming Retirement Crisis

February 12, 2019
A look at the future of retirement and importance of saving.

CFPB: Low Housing Payments Signal Better Senior Financail Well-Being

February 11, 2019
How lower or no housing payments create higher well-being among seniors.

Reverse Mortgages in the Pacific Northwest

February 8, 2019
Areas of HECM growth around the country

Should You Get One of the New Reverse Mortgages?

February 5, 2019
A look at the new propritary Reverse Mortgages

Best Times to Establish a Line of Credit by Dr. Wade Pfau

January 29, 2019
Considering the best time to get your reverse mortgage line of credit

A Deeper Look into Canadian Reverse Mortgage Growth

January 28, 2019
How the US and Canadian reverse markets and use compaire

Reverse mortgages finally make headway with financial advisors

January 25, 2019
Financial Advisors and the Reverse Mortgage

Understanding Why And How The HECM Line Of Credit Grows

January 16, 2019
This article by Dr. Phau gives insite into the Reverse Line-of-Credit growth..

What if you inherited and IRA, by Susan B. Geffen, Esq., M.S.G. on IRA

January 15, 2019
The facts behind inheriting an IRA by renowned elder care attorney Susan B. Geffen

4 Really Smart Housing Wealth Moves for Retirees

January 15, 2019
Great uses to extend retirement savings with a HECM


December 7, 2018
Book by Susan B. Geffen

Aging in Place

June 23, 2016
Understanding reverse

What's in a Name?

June 16, 2016
Why is it called a reverse?

The National Council on Aging (NCOA)

February 26, 2016
Remember, it is only taking charge and control of your own equity!

Nobel winner Robert Merton on HECM

February 8, 2016
Robert Merton on HECM

The need to change

January 17, 2016
Jamie Hopkins on the need to change views on HECMs

What it means to Have a Need

January 9, 2016
Why a need for a HECM

Heirs Are ‘Dead Wrong’ About Their Inheritance

December 29, 2015
Inheritance with a Reverse

Best Bridge Between Retirement and Full Social Security Benefit

December 2, 2015
How to use your HECM line of credit

Arguments for Claiming Social Security Early

December 1, 2015
Social Security Choices

Philosophy of Social Security Claiming Strategies

November 5, 2015
Philosophy of Social Security Claiming Strategies
About my blog
This is the place to share. Share news, updates and opinions. The reverse is the most misunderstood item in the lending and financial home ownership arena; we need more exchange of ideas. This area ...
Read More »