Diane Faulkner

Freelance Writer

Diane Faulkner is a ghostwriter, content marketing strategist, and writer, as well as an editor based in Jacksonville, Fla. She specializes in all-things-business with emphases on human resources, finance, technology, and health. A Forbes contributor, Diane writes for trade and business journals, creates corporate content, and has ghostwritten four books on leadership. See her work at www.dianefaulkner.com.

Articles by Diane Faulkner

a couple celebrates their retirement mortgage
4 Min. Read

What Is a Retirement Mortgage?

A retirement mortgage is any mortgage taken in retirement. Here is a rundown of the various types of retirement mortgages available.

retirement mortgage versus reverse mortgage
4 Min. Read

Reverse Mortgages vs. Retirement Mortgages: What’s the Difference?

a retirement mortgage is any mortgage taken in retirement. Because reverse mortgages are only available to people 62 and older, they are often referred to as retirement mortgages.

A woman with a planner giving her life structure in retirement
3 Min. Read

How to Give Your Life Structure in Retirement

The freedom that comes with retirement can be thrilling, but if you don't take some time to plan what you'll do with your time, it can also be daunting.

3 Min. Read

Can I Get a Reverse Mortgage if I Have Bad Credit?

Reverse mortgages do not have a required credit score, but credit history is considered as part of the approval process. Here's what you need to know about credit and reverse mortgage.

A couple signing a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure
2 Min. Read

Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure With a Reverse Mortgage

Though foreclosure is in the title, a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure is actually a way of avoiding the foreclosure process.

A man learning what an annuity is from a financial advisor
5 Min. Read

What Is an Annuity?

For people with excess cash to put in a long term investment, annuities can offer a relatively safe, high yield growth vehicle. Here's how they work and who they are good for.

people entering into a home equity agreement
4 Min. Read

What Is a Shared Equity Agreement?

A shared equity agreement is a lesser known way of tapping home equity for cash. Unlike a loan, this agreement gives an investor a share of the equity in the home. Here's how it works.

A couple in reverse mortgage counseling
4 Min. Read

Applying for a Reverse Mortgage in 7 Steps

The process for getting any mortgage can be confusing. We break down getting a reverse mortgage into seven simple steps, starting with research.

An older man with his adult son discussing who will be his executor
3 Min. Read

How to Choose an Executor for Your Estate

Being the executor of an estate is an important responsibility. When choosing yours there are multiple factors you'll want to keep in mind.

A retiree in a job interview
4 Min. Read

Resume Tips for Retirees

Many retirees decide to reenter the workforce. These tips will help you address your employment gap and put your best foot forward for today's job market.

older couple preparing for retirement
3 Min. Read

How to Prepare for Retirement

Whatever your age, there are things you can be doing now to prepare for retirement to make your transition a seamless one.

older couple meets with financial advisor
5 Min. Read

How to Vet a Financial Advisor

A financial advisor plays a critical role in planning for retirement. Finding a good one isn't difficult if you know what to ask them.