Reverse Mortgages – What Should You and Your Parents Know Before Applying?

November 1, 2009

The number of reverse mortgages backed by the government jumped nearly 20 percent in March and April (2009) alone from the same period in 2008. At a time when seniors have seen their retirement assets depleted by market losses, tapping home equity has been a safety net.  But it can be a risky one.

If your parents are at least 62 years of age and have significant equity in their home, a reverse mortgage can turn that equity into tax-free cash without forcing them to move or make a monthly payment.

If it’s right for them, it’s a worthwhile financial tool. If not, they could make some serious mistakes with their financial future.

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In the News

Investment News – Kristine McKinley discusses the 0% Social Security COLA (for 2016) in No Social Security cost-of-living adjustment in 2016.

Kiplinger Magazine/NAPFA – Kristine McKinley answered reader’s tax questions during the 2013 Jump Start Your Retirement Plan Days sponsored by Kiplinger magazine and the NAPFA Consumer Education Foundation.