Advice From Experts






Are Distorted Media Reports Scaring Seniors Away from Reverse Mortgages?”

By Jack Guttentag
In this commentary, Wharton School emeritus finance professor Jack Guttentag attacks the news media for its distorted descriptions of the reverse mortgage program, which is scaring off millions of seniors whose lives could be enriched by it.  Read more.



Reversing the Negative View of Reverse Mortgages”

By Alicia Munnell, Center for Retirement Planning, Boston College
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a report on reverse mortgages. The report is quite negative - in my view, excessively negative - and the press summaries omit many of the nuances of the original document, which makes it sound more negative than it is.  Read more.


"Reverse Mortgages From a Financial Planning Perspective”

By Dr. John Salter, CFP®, AIFA®
Financial Planner Dr. John Salter discusses his research, which shows how reverse mortgages can be utilized as an effective retirement planning tool by younger retirees. Read more.