“A Reverse Mortgage? No–I don’t think so!”

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That’s what I said to a concerned friend who suggested I look into a reverse mortgage for my parents. She had heard that I was looking for a way to finance in-home health care services for my mom and dad. My parents suffered strokes a year apart from each other. They needed 24-hour care and were living in an adult …

Charity Giving

Charitable Giving Pays Off … for Everyone

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Americans are pretty generous — in fact, 83% of us donated money to charitable organizations last year, according to a Gallup survey. And now that we’re entering the holiday season, charitable giving well may be on your mind. Your key motivation for making charitable gifts, of course, is to help those organizations whose work is meaningful to you. However, by …


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: A Theme for Investors?

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On April 22, we observe Earth Day. Like many people, you might participate in some activities to help the health of our planet. But you can also do some things to improve your personal investment environment. In fact, you might want to follow a key environmental theme: reduce, reuse, recycle. How can these elements be applied to investing? Here are …

Online Auction Fraud

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Original blog post and information found at Caring Transitions Blog. Over the past few years increased activity in online sales has also attracted those elements interested in committing fraud. According to the FBI’s latest report of the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), approximately one in every four complaints involve online auction scams. The FBI recommends the following to help protect …

Should I Use a Reverse Mortgage To Help Supplement My Retirement Income?

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Many people have anxiety of retirement life especially about income. Retirement life is not always free from financial problems. Some people wonder if they can survive by the income of their annual pension alone. Retirement people tend to that they have own their house, but be tight on their money. It is the difference between senior people and active workers. Therefore, …