A reverse mortgage is a means by which seniors utilize the equity in their homes. The equity is turned into cash. It can be used to supplement social security, pension payments, and 401K plan withdrawals. In most situations, the proceeds of a reverse mortgage are taken out in a lump sum. Arrangements can be made to have periodic payments over … [Read more...]
Investment Planning for Retirement
The Stock Market, in 2011, has been very volatile. Soon to be retired families are expressing concern as to what their appropriate investment strategy should be in retirement. Thirty-year Retirement If you're retiring in your 60's, it is important to plan for as long as thirty years of being retired (hopefully you have this type of longevity in … [Read more...]
Nursing Home Expenses are Rising
It now costs more than $400 a day to stay in a semi-private room in a nursing home in the Metropolitan New York area. The cost of nursing home care in the state of New York is rising at a fast pace. It is estimated that in ten years the rates for a semi-private room in a nursing home will be in excess of $600 a day. High Cost of Nursing Home … [Read more...]
Who Needs a Will? You Do!
Do you have assets? Do you own a house? Have you been married more than once? Do you have children from more than one relationship? Are you concerned about what happens after your death to your spouse and/or your children? Are you single? All of the above individuals need a Will. Estate contests often develop between children from the first … [Read more...]