Tools and resources for a better,
more financially secure retirement.
We understand that planning to secure your financial future can be overwhelming, which is why we’ve simplified things for you. Browse through our articles to better understand the importance of home equity in a retirement plan, how different solutions work, and the various ways you can access your equity for a more secure future.
6 People Who Became Famous Icons in their Older Years
Anything is possible during retirement! If you find yourself blaming old age for reasons you don’t pursue your dreams, then read ahead and be astounded by what these individuals have done in their older years. This list includes people who had been working toward their career goals for a lifetime before gaining fame, but also […]Read More
Fun Ways to Make Extra Money During Retirement
Are you excited to sit back and relax during retirement? Doing nothing at all sounds fun in theory, but after a couple of months or years, you might start to get restless at home. Or maybe you’ll discover you don’t have quite enough money to live the lifestyle you desired or go on the vacations […]Read More
How To Beat The Heat, Try These 10 Tips
With temperatures rising — the last five years have been the warmest in recorded history* — you now more than ever need ways to beat the heat. Here are 10 low-cost, easy-to-implement strategies to help you keep your cool this summer: Hydrate regularly. Water is low-cost, abundant and accessible. Water makes up about 60 percent […]Read More
How to Secure Your Home from Burglars
According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report*, there were an estimated, 1,401,840 burglaries in 2017, a decrease of 7.6 percent when compared with 2016 data, but that still means that one burglary occurred in the United States about every 13 seconds. What can you do to safeguard your home from burglary, which resulted in an […]Read More
Buy Your Next Home with a HECM for Purchase Loan
Today, if you’re a homeowner, 62 or over, who wants to tap some of your home equity while continuing to live in your home, you might consider taking out a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) loan. No monthly mortgage payments are required and you don’t have to repay the loan until you leave the home. […]Read More
3 Reasons to Choose AAG as your Reverse Mortgage Lender
For some people, the important decision of whether or not to get a reverse mortgage is rivaled only by the decision of which lender to get a reverse mortgage with. There are many lenders in the reverse mortgage industry, so who do you trust with such an important decision in your life? We at American […]Read More
Which Mortgage Loan is Right for You?
Saving money for retirement is a decades-long commitment. It’s not uncommon for seniors to reach retirement age only to find that their retirement income isn’t large enough to support the lifestyle they want. As you enter your golden years and begin to consider various options to increase your supplemental income, home equity has the potential […]Read More
Top 5 Money Saving Tips for Retired Homeowners
According to the U.S. Census Bureau1, nearly 40 million American families will move to a new home this year. However, if 87% of people age 65 and over have their way, they will keep the one they have. That is the percentage of seniors who, according to AARP 2, would prefer to stay in their home […]Read More
6 Consumer Protections for Reverse Mortgage Loan Borrowers
Pursuing a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM, commonly referred to as a reverse mortgage loan) is a big decision. While it allows you to convert your home’s equity into non-taxable cash that you can use to supplement your retirement income, “borrowers must continue to pay for property taxes”, you may be wondering what types of […]Read More
6 Simple Ways to Cut Costs & Save During Retirement
A safe and comfortable retirement is a goal for most retirees, but living on a fixed income can make it seem impossible. Since there is no safety of a steady paycheck, many are left feeling overwhelmed, looking for options to accommodate their growing needs. So how do you make sure that you spend your retirement […]Read More