BOOMERS TAKE MIRACLES FOR GRANTED

BOOMERS TAKE MIRACLES FOR GRANTED
BOOMERS TAKE MIRACLES FOR GRANTED

We Boomers take miracles for granted because they have been become commonplace in our lives.  A man walks on the moon, yeah, several times.  People carry computers in their pockets; don’t interrupt me, I’m texting.  The list goes on so long we have become complacent about the achievements of our age; we barely notice the progress anymore. This was

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Reverse Mortgages are Boring

Reverse Mortgages are Boring
Reverse Mortgages are Boring

Each week I churn out two blogs, plus a newspaper article once a month.  The stuff about Aging in Place or being an aging Boomer seem to just roll out, but the reverse mortgage info can sometimes be like pulling teeth. Don’t get me wrong.  Helping people make their retirement more secure is a wonderful way to make a living.  I love what I do and am

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Boomers expected to retire later

Boomers expected to retire later
Boomers expected to retire later

Some years ago, one of my older sisters and I were talking about retiring.  Her goal was to stop working by 2005 and my expectation was to keep working as long as I could.  We are now on the verge of 2014 and both of us are still busy making a living.   Only one of us is disappointed. This Boomer expected to retire later.  Not having been a heavy l

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Why do reverse mortgages have such a bad reputation?

Why do reverse mortgages have such a bad reputation?
Why do reverse mortgages have such a bad reputation?

There are lots of reasons why reverse mortgages have a bad reputation.  First among them is probably the people in my industry who care more about their commission than they do about the well-being of clients.  This can result in pressure to make a quick decision, inappropriate advice, not taking the time to learn what is appropriate in each situat

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Were Other Families as Weird as Mine?

Were Other Families as Weird as Mine?
Were Other Families as Weird as Mine?

I have pretty much taken it for granted that only my family was a few steps west of normal families.  Things like my dad standing in the living room with the hi-fi up full blast, conducting a recording of the London Philharmonic Orchestra just seemed too weird to even talk about. Then I heard a lady on the radio talking about her crazy family.  She

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Retiring Boomers Face the Certainty of Uncertainty

Retiring Boomers Face the Certainty of Uncertainty
Retiring Boomers Face the Certainty of Uncertainty

For the first time since Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, the very concept of retirement is being questioned. Retiring Boomers are facing a certainty of uncertainty neither their parents nor grandparents had to deal with. Yet the largest cohort in modern times is aging out of the traditional work force, ready or not. What is uncertain you ask? To sta

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Surprise Inside

There’s a bumper sticker that says, “Inside every old person is someone young trying to figure out what happened.” Earlier, that was funny because it didn’t make sense. Now, it is funny because it is so perfectly true. Aging on the outside doesn’t change who we are on the inside. Inside, we are forever young. My first exposure to this was with my d

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3 No-Brainer Reasons to Get a Reverse Mortgage

If you read these blogs regularly, it will come as no surprise that the 3 No-Brainer Reasons are going to apply to Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) reverse mortgages. That’s the reverse mortgage that is insured by the federal government through the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The FHA insurance is especially important for this blog b

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Grief

Grief
Grief

 While driving VT RT 103, I was passing the Laurel Glen Mausoleum in Shrewsbury, Vermont, when something caught my eye. The contrast of bright red against the stark grey granite was out of place. Although I’d driven by this spot countless times, I’d never noticed the statue of Mr. Bowman, stricken with grief and dressed in mourning, as he looks woe

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