As you get older, the concept of retirement changes from some nebulous future concept to something far more immediate.

There are a multitude of ways that you can begin preparing for your retirement financially, from looking at the status of your 401k to rearranging your budget around your savings and Social Security.

One powerful tool that you should look into when it comes to planning your retirement is the reverse mortgage. The concept of a reverse mortgage may seem daunting at first, but there are many ways it can be a powerful tool to help you in your retirement.

Here are three of the ways reverse mortgages can help you plan your retirement.



What Loan Options are Best for Veterans?

There are currently over 18 million American veterans, and many of these may struggle financially when they return home. Getting back to everyday life, finding a job, and dealing with a poor credit score are just some of many things veterans have to deal with, and finding a loan shouldn’t be another on the list. […]

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Crypto Fraud Exposing Legacy Banks to Compliance Issues

In 2019, cryptocurrency crime losses reached $4.5 billion, according to a CipherTrace report. Let’s discover more details and find an exceptional high risk merchant account for your eCommerce business. Crypto Fraud Losses Cryptocurrency-related crime losses more than doubled in 2019, thus making up $4.52, as blockchain forensics company CipherTrace reports. The majority of the crimes […]

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How To Get A Loan With Bad Credit

People with bad credit could experience much higher costs for the financial products they qualify for. Alternatively, they may have been rejected for credit or loans altogether. Data shows that UK adults are at a new all time low for their confidence and ‘financial knowledge’. Similarly, 4 out of 10 American Adults “have no idea” […]

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How To Properly Examine Investment Contracts

Investments always come with risk. The subprime mortgage crisis in 2008 for example played a huge role in the recession that devastated many families across America and throughout the world. The Street notes how the crisis was brought about by loan companies taking advantage of vulnerable U.S. clients willing to invest in real estate. This […]

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Here’s What It’s Really Like to Be Rich

Most people want to be rich (however you define it). Many people have thought about what they’d do if they suddenly won the lottery or got a big inheritance or landed their high-paying dream job. It’d be exciting — for sure. Having plenty of money to save, spend and invest would certainly change your life. As you […]

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Highlights from LinkedIn’s Personal Finance Bloggers

For the past 10 years, I’ve been the administrator of the Personal Finance Bloggers group on LinkedIn — a group dedicated to sharing personal finance posts, tips for bloggers, and general financial news. It’s not something I’ve ever highlighted here — and that’s about to change. Starting this week, we’ll be sharing some of the […]

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Running Late on Payments? Here’s How to Catch Up

Paying off your debt is one of the most difficult — and important — pieces of achieving financial freedom. Until you are completely debt-free, someone else is going to own something that you think is yours. The number one way to pay off your debt is to automate your payments. Set it, forget it and […]

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3 Steps to Deal With a Pay Cut at Work

At the height of the Great Recession, I received word at my work that everyone in the company would be getting a 10% pay cut. It wasn’t fun. Senior management wasn’t happy that they needed to cut everyone’s salaries. Clearly, everyone who worked with me wasn’t happy either (though they were happy to still have a […]

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If Your Financial Plan Isn’t Working, Do This

Managing your money — and working toward a financial goal — is never as easy as it sounds. Even if you have a guide (like our 17 Days to Financial Freedom), there’s no guarantee that everything will go according to plan. You could lose your job. The stock market could crash, right before you’re about […]

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Here’s Why You Don’t Wait for a Recession to Start Investing

Buy low, sell high. It seems like sound logic, right? The cheaper you get something and the more expensive you sell something for, the more money you make. But it doesn’t work in investing quite like that. The theory does, of course — but not the execution of that theory.

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Making More Money When You Already Have A Full-Time Job

It can be tedious reading post after post listing ways to make extra cash that just never seem to work. From filling out surveys that won’t give you a payout for months, to taking on a second job that you just don’t have the time or flexibility for, it can be exhausting going from idea […]

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A Quick Guide To Paying Off Your Debt

We all try and live our lives without debt, but unfortunately it’s not something that all of us are quite as successful in avoiding as we might like to be. While payday loan lenders allow for short-term lending in the case of a financial emergency, understanding how best to go about paying off all debts […]

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