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The Truth About Reverse Mortgages

The truth about reverse mortgages is that they offer many borrowers a secure way of staying in their homes as they age and filling gaps in their retirement plan.

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How Reverse Mortgages Got Such a Bad Reputation

Though not merited, reverse mortgages have had a hard time shaking a poor reputation. Here's how reverse mortgages got a bad rap and why it's not true.

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Why Reverse Mortgages Aren’t More Popular

Reverse mortgages have been around for decades and are safer then ever. But though they offer a viable retirement planning tool for many, they haven't caught on in the mainstream. Here are a few possible reasons why.

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When a Reverse Mortgage Isn’t Right For You

Though powerful financial tools, reverse mortgages aren't right for everyone or every financial situation. Here are 7 situations in which a reverse mortgage might not be a good fit and ways to make it work.

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5 Common Reverse Mortgage Complaints

Often complaints about reverse mortgages come from misunderstandings. Get some context and the facts about reverse mortgages and common complaints about them.

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What to Know About Funding Education With a Reverse Mortgage

A reverse mortgage is a possible way of helping a child or grandchild get a secondary education. Here's what you should know before you decide to fund their education with a reverse mortgage.

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Assessing the Risks of a Reverse Mortgage

Understanding the risks of taking a reverse mortgage starts with understanding how these financial tools work and the protections they have built in.

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What Are the Downsides of a Reverse Mortgage?  

Understanding potential downsides to a reverse mortgage can help you determine if this financial tool is a good fit for your needs.

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Reverse Mortgage Tradeoffs: What You Give, What You Get

In any financial transaction there are tradeoffs. Here's a rundown of what you give up and what you gain when you take a reverse mortgage.

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Here’s Why People Get Denied for a Reverse Mortgage

Not everyone is eligible for a reverse mortgage. If you think you might not qualify, understanding what causes people to get denied for a reverse mortgage can be helpful in determining a course of action.