CBS News, CNBC, MarketWatch Highlight Benefits of Reverse Mortgages

Within seven days of each other, three major online media outlets – with a combined potential audience of 113 million readers – ran retirement planning articles that cite the positive impact that a reverse mortgage can have on an overall financial plan. The articles from CBS MoneyWatch, CNBC.com, and MarketWatch contribute to a 30-day average … more CBS News, CNBC, MarketWatch Highlight Benefits of Reverse Mortgages

Housing Market Recovery Showed Progress in 3Q

The U.S. housing market improved during the third quarter of 2016, led by increases in the homeownership rate, home prices, purchases of new single-family homes and a reduction in seriously delinquent loans, according to the latest National Housing Market Summary published by HUD’s Office of Policy Development & Research. Highlights: Construction starts on single-family homes … more Housing Market Recovery Showed Progress in 3Q

NRMLA Adds Online Ethics Complaint Feature

NRMLA’s new online form streamlines the process for reporting ethics violations to NRMLA’s Ethics Committee. Information and documents can now be uploaded for submission on NRMLAonline.org. Anytime you see a questionable advertisement or inappropriate behavior that may violate NRMLA’s Code of Ethics, we encourage you to submit a complaint for review by the Ethics Committee. … more NRMLA Adds Online Ethics Complaint Feature

Save These Dates: 2017 Conference Schedule

NRMLA’s conferences offer an excellent opportunity for members to stay abreast of important issues and trends, earn continuing education credits, network with colleagues and meet with business partners. Start planning your year around these dates: Eastern Regional Meeting & Expo. April 3-4, InterContinental New York Times Square, New York Western Regional Meeting & Expo. May … more Save These Dates: 2017 Conference Schedule

GAO: Student Debt Diminishes Social Security Benefits for Some

The Department of Education has been recouping student loan debt by garnishing Social Security benefits from older Americans who fall below the federal poverty line, according to the results of a Government Accountability Office audit reported by The Washington Post.   There has been a 10-fold increase in the amount of student debt held by … more GAO: Student Debt Diminishes Social Security Benefits for Some

Widowhood Hinders Women’s Retirement Security

Women are four times more likely than men to outlive their spouses, but many are unprepared for the financial shock of widowhood in retirement when household income declines by about 40% due to changes in Social Security benefits and the end of one spouse’s retirement income, while expenses remain relatively the same. Even couples who prepare … more Widowhood Hinders Women’s Retirement Security