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I am qualified to get a reverse mortgage. My idea is to pay off my $55,000 mortgage with cash. This will save me $425 /month. The house will be free and clear. I calculate that with social security and retirement savings I can pay my way for 22 years without taking money out of the house with a reverse on it. I am 65 now. Assuming I am still around there should...
Submitted Jun 2, 2014
What type of investment vehicle allows for Market gains to be locked in, while guaranteeing "downside protection" when the Market drops? I've heard local talk radio programs espousing the merits of such investments and claiming tax-free withdrawals later in life. I believe it is called the RAFT Strategy or retirement Accounts Free of taxes... can you explain in...
Submitted Jun 1, 2014
I own a home in Wisconsin that i still owe about 29,000.00 on before it is paid off. I also am renting a home in Georgia to where i recently relocated to over 2 yrs. ago. at 750.00 a month. My dilemma is. The home in Wisconsin can be rented out, but i don't have the extra income now to make the necessary repairs to make the home inhabitable for a renter i.e., floors...
Submitted Jun 3, 2014
We just started the building of a single family home. My husband and father-in-law are doing all the work (I believe they are self contractors). We are only subcontracting someone to do the foundation and stucco. Can we get homeowners insurance with out an actual structure? and what other options of insurance do we have?
Submitted Jun 7, 2014
I am one year away from full retirement when I turn 66. I have IRAs and cash saved. Some of the IRAs are in bank money markets with less than 1% interest I have been afraid to put the money in stocks. Do you have any suggestions to get this money working harder for me? Regards Bruce S.
Submitted Jun 2, 2014
We have had a LIRP for 3 years. Also have 401(k) plans through employer. Both of us are 55 years old and joint AGI 2013 $160,000. What is the best amount of cash to invest in a LIRP with a LTC rider? What other investments make more sense if retiring by age 65?
Submitted May 22, 2014
My husband and I have met with a college funding advisor who has created a plan to help us pay for college. His advice seems contrary to what I've been reading about the suitability of whole-life insurance as a financial aid strategy, so I'm looking for another opinion. Background: We have two children, 13 and 15, both excellent students and likely headed to...
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