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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Reverse mortgage retirement success stories

By Alain Valles There is great joy helping seniors implement a long term home ownership and retirement plan. It is gratifying to see a senior...

Tips to avoid financial strain with aging parents

Staying on track to a comfortable retirement isn’t only about taking care of your finances and your health. It might involve taking care of your parents, too.
Alain Valles, CRMP, CSA, MS, MBA

Reverse mortgages – What’s the process?

By Alain Valles, CRMP, CSA, MS, MBA Too many ads and TV commercials only highlight the benefits of reverse mortgages, and are silent about the...

New year, new life!

We all know the stereotype of a "senior" - a weary, grumpy “old person.” But, like all generalities, this image of a "senior" is far from accurate. Today’s seniors are active, engaged and filled with a desire to get the most out of life. They have worked hard for many years to earn a living, buy a home, and raise a family. Now they are eager to turn to the next chapter and enjoy the rewards of retirement.

Reverse Mortgage: How to make the right decision

 By Alain Valles Does it makes sense for you to get the newly improved, federally insured reverse mortgage? A decision like this can seem overwhelming....

Reverse mortgages: financial protection

By Alain Valles, MBA, CRMP, CSA Hopefully your life has been rewarding and pleasurable. But we all have experienced, or will someday face, life's unexpected...

Forced to retire, some take Social Security early

Paul Skidmore’s office is shuttered, his job gone, his 18-month job search fruitless and his unemployment benefits exhausted. So at 63, he filed for Social Security benefits, three years earlier than planned.

One out of every five older Americans are financial swindle victims

More than 7.3 million older Americans — one out of every five people over the age of 65 — have been victimized by a financial swindle, according to a new survey by Investor Protection Trust (IPT)

Yes, you can still sell your home in a down market

The bright side of selling a home in a down market is you get to seek your own bargain if you’re going to buy after you’re done. Closing a sale, however, can be teeth-grindingly slow if you don’t do everything right — and maybe even if you do.

Reverse Mortgage Attributes

The Oxford Dictionary defines “attribute” as a “quality or feature regarded as a characteristic or inherent part of someone or something.” Attributes are rarely all good or all bad but depend on how the attribute is used. This specifically applies to reverse mortgages.