Journal of Financial Planning







Retirement Trends, Current Monetary Policy, and the Reverse Mortgage Market”

By David W. Johnson, PhD., and Zamira S. Simkins, PhD
This article assesses the current and future challenges facing retirees, demonstrates how a reverse mortgage can be used to provide a supplemental source of income, and explains the potential impacts current monetary policy and recent changes to the HECM program may have an impact on the reverse mortgage market. 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.