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Video: How Does a Reverse Mortgage Work?

A common questions from retirees is: “how does a reverse mortgage work?”  You can read articles about the topic, but we hope that this video will help you understand this complex product.  Watch below for a clear explanation of a reverse mortgage and find out how reverse mortgages compare to other home equity products. About…

Is an annuity a good idea?

How Does an Annuity Work: Debunking the Myths

Annuities are often misunderstood, and the resources for defining them can be overwhelming. AARP found that half of surveyed workers described themselves as not too or  not at all familiar with lifetime annuities. “Annuities have a bad reputation among some people — but not necessarily a well-deserved one,” says TIAA CREF in a recent advice…

Competitive intelligence and retirement

Expert Interview with Sheryl Moore About Competitive Intelligence and Retirement for NewRetirement.com

Sheryl Moore is the creator, founder, president and CEO of Wink, Inc. After seeing a hole in the insurance industry, Sheryl began developing an idea that turned into the successful company, Wink. Not only did she create a thriving business, but she has also put an energetic, expert team together to offer the best in…

The best investments for retirement.

What Are the Best Investments for Retirement? The Financial Gurus Answer

The importance of saving up for retirement goes without saying, but sometimes the task can seem daunting. You need the discipline to set aside money every month, but you also need to know how to invest it.  Luckily, there are financial experts available who can offer sound advice when it comes to retirement investments. While…

What is the future of your retirement?

Expert Interview with Michael Nuschke on the Future of Retirement for NewRetirement.com

Financial planner Michael Nuschke quotes hockey great Wayne Gretzky when asked what we can do to better prepare for the future of retirement: “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” The Retirement Futurist has made it his job to study and…

A reverse mortgage can be a valuable financial planning tool -- even for the wealthy.

Reverse Mortgage Information: Why the Wealthy Should Use Reverse Mortgages

Reverse mortgages have long been heralded as an option for people who are “house rich” and “cash poor.” But today that tune is changing. Not only are reverse mortgages being recommended for people who have more home equity than they do savings, but also for those who, quite the opposite, have plenty of money invested…

If a reverse mortgage is right for you, it can offer great financial relief.

New Reverse Mortgage Calculator: How to Assess Your Suitability for these Loans

A reverse mortgage is a loan.  You are borrowing against your home equity.  However, unlike traditional mortgages, with a reverse mortgage you do not have to pay back the money you have borrowed as long as you are living in the home. Housing is usually both the most costly expense as well as the most…

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Expert Interview with Jason Vitug on Being Financially Literate for NewRetirement.com

If you ask Jason Vitug, financial literacy is the single most important issue in America, impacting our life and economy. “The unfortunate reality is that we aren’t taught about money at school,” he says. “We learn how to calculate the circumference of a circle but not about compound interest.” And while government organizations and nonprofits…

Retirement Planning Does Not Need to be so Scary. Create a Good Retirement Plan and  Overcome Your Fears

Overcome Your Fear of Running Out of Money: 5 Steps for a Secure Retirement

Americans fear running out of funds in retirement even more than public speaking, suggests a recent report.  So, how to overcome that fear?  Should you imagine yourself in an old folks home with everyone else in their underwear (like pretending your audience is naked when you are making a speech)? Um… no.  Those images probably…

Dividend investing retiring early

Expert Interview with Jason Fieber on Dividend Investing and Retiring Early for NewRetirement.com

Jason Fieber is a man with a goal: He wants to retire at 40. Just how he’s making that happen is the thrust of his site, Dividend Mantra. He spoke with us about making the goal and making it work. It’s a goal of yours to retire at 40. What are the strategies you use…