How to Use Reverse Mortgages to Secure Your Retirement
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How can reverse mortgages be used to better secure retirement?
In the early days, reverse mortgages were generally treated as a last resort option after other resources were depleted, or as a way to obtain quick access to a large lump-sum of assets. This is not the appropriate way to think about reverse mortgages in a retirement income plan, especially in light of recent research.
The reverse mortgage option should be viewed as a method for responsible retirees to create liquidity for an otherwise illiquid asset, which in turn can create new options that potentially support a more efficient retirement income strategy (more spending and/or a greater legacy). Financial advisors must pay attention to their client’s home equity, as this is a vital asset that can be used as part of a coordinated strategy to improve retirement outcomes.
In "How to Use Reverse Mortgages to Secure Your Retirement" by Wade Phau, you will learn:
- An overview of retirement income planning, which sets the context for understanding the potential role of reverse mortgages;
- The basics for how reverse mortgages work;
- Potential uses for a reverse mortgage;
- Ways to coordinate the line of credit use with distributions from the investment portfolio;
- How to think about the reverse mortgage line of credit as a form of insurance to protect against market losses or declines in the home value.
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Your presenter is Wade Pfau, Ph.D., CFA is a Professor of Retirement Income for the American College of Financial Services and the Director of Retirement Research for McLean Asset Management, as well as the author of Insights & Research for Lifetime Financial Planning for the Retirement Researcher.
Meet Wade D. Pfau, Ph.D., CFA,
Retirement Income Expert
Retirement planning experience
Wade D. Pfau, Ph.D., CFA, RICP, is the curriculum director of the Retirement Income Certified Professional designation and a Professor of Retirement Income at The American College of Financial Services in King of Prussia, PA. He is also a Principal and Director for McLean Asset Management. He holds a doctorate in economics from Princeton University.
Retirement planning thought leadership and expertise
Wade publishes frequently in a wide variety of academic and practitioner research journals on topics related to retirement income. He hosts the Retirement Researcher website, and is a contributor to Forbes, Advisor Perspectives, Journal of Financial Planning, and an Expert Panelist for the Wall Street Journal. He is the author of the books, Safety-First Retirement Planning: An Integrated Approach for a Worry-Free Retirement, How Much Can I Spend in Retirement? A Guide to Investment-Based Retirement Income Strategies, and Reverse Mortgages: How to Use Reverse Mortgages to Secure Your Retirement.
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