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Reverse Mortgages: The Forgotten Retirement Planning Asset – An Interview with Dirk Cotton

Dirk Cotton is a retired executive of a Fortune 500 technology company. Since retiring in 2005, he has researched and published papers on retirement finance, spoken at retirement industry conferences and events, and regularly posted on retirement finance issues at his blog, The Retirement Cafe.

Listen in as we discuss:

  • What is a reverse mortgage and why do we hear so much about them?
  • Americans have 77% of their total wealth tied up in home equity. Can reverse mortgages help us access our equity for retirement planning purposes?
  • How much of my equity can I borrow and what’s the best way to use the proceeds to fund my retirement?
  • Why did our guest decide to purchase a HECM?
  • What is a HECM for purchase and how can it help us downsize our home?

Dirk’s recommended reading:

What’s the Deal with Reverse Mortgages? – by Shelley Giordano

How to use Reverse Mortgages to Secure Your Retirement – by Wade D Pfau

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Your Best Retirement Now: 7 Surefire Retire-Ready Tips That You Can Start Today! (even if you haven’t saved a nickel)

  • The New Retirement Reality: Why Your Retirement Will Look Nothing Like Your Parents
  • Your Unused Vacation Pay Is A Goldmine! Tapping Into 1 Of The MOST Overlooked Retirement Resources
  • 5 Surprising Reasons To Work Just One More Year for Peace Of Mind And A Fatter Wallet
  • 50% Of People Are Setting Their Spouse Up for The Poor House. Find Out What You Need To Do To Reverse The Trend.
  • The Truth About Healthcare: Why The Most Popular Plan Has A Murky Future
  • Take Advantage of Irregular Income to Optimize Your Taxes. Discover The Best Ways To Plan For Unique Retirement Events.
  • Pursuing The ‘Pro-Leisure Circuit’ Will Leave You Bored And Broke! (Hint: Golfing gets boring after a year!)

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