The Mortgage Professor

“A reverse mortgage is one of the best engineered financial tools of our generation.”

Jack Guttentag, The Mortgage Professor

NRMLA is honored to be able to share the writings of The Mortgage Professor, Mr. Jack Guttentag, Professor of Finance Emeritus, formerly Jacob Safra Professor of International Banking, at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Professor Guttentag operates a web site, at, which helps consumers navigate the process of buying a home. He has been writing about reverse mortgages since 2001 and because he is a senior citizen, provides a valuable, unbiased perspective for consumers who are thinking about obtaining one.

We invite you to read some of Professor Guttentag’s articles, which cover a variety of topics based on questions he has received from consumers over the years.

We also invite you to utilize the unique reverse mortgage calculator he has created.