Retirement Finances

From mortgages to taxes to Social Security to general money issues, there are many financial topics that active adults need to know about. You’ll find answers to all your important retirement finance questions here, whether you’re getting ready to retire or need information on different state tax situations.

Retirement Budgeting: How To Estimate the Cost of a Home in a 55+ Community

Whether or not you’re on a fixed income, you need to spend your money wisely for it to provide you with a comfortable life. This guide can help you get started on the process of retirement budgeting. We’ll give you the variables you need to consider in order to estimate your budget for your new 55+ community home.

8 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Agent When Buying a New Home

Many active adults think that they can save some money by buying their retirement home directly from the builder’s sales agent instead of by using a real estate agent. Check out eight reasons why this is a costly myth for potential homebuyers.

Save Money Moving to an Active Adult Community

If you’re looking to tighten your belt and save money in your retirement years, moving into an active adult community could help you reach your budget goals. There are many ways to save money by moving into a 55+ community. Read on to learn the ways moving into a 55+ community can help you save your hard-earned dollars.

A Guide to Active Adult Community Rentals

Active adult communities, located all over the country, offer homes and amenities that cater to people 55+. You can opt to buy a home in one of these communities, or you can join the growing trend of people more interested in renting than owning.

10 Common Questions About The 62+ Loan™

Active adults dreaming of their retirement years often fantasize about traveling, spending time with loved ones, and enjoying hobbies. One thing they don’t daydream about is making mortgage payments. That’s where The 62+ Loan™ can help.

How to Apply for The 62+ Loan™

The 62+ Loan™ is a home equity conversion mortgage (HECM) that gives active adult homeowners an opportunity to eliminate their traditional mortgage payments in exchange for monthly cash flow, which can facilitate financial flexibility and a more active retirement lifestyle.

Can You Refinance Into The 62+ Loan™?

Active adult homeowners know the importance of finding the right mortgage that fits their needs, budget, and lifestyle. But for active adults and retirees who seek more financial freedom, economic security, and peace of mind, there might be a better option than a traditional mortgage: The 62+ Loan™.

11 Easy Yet Rewarding Part-Time Jobs for Retirees

Retirement looks much different than it did in the past. If you’ve been thinking about picking up a part-time job, here are some benefits of working during retirement along with tips on finding part-time employment. Keep reading to learn more about employment for seniors who want to work part-time.

5 Myths About Social Security

Although misinformation can easily spread about the ins and outs of Social Security benefits, it’s important to separate fact from fiction so active adults can feel empowered to plan their retirement finances. We found and dispelled five common myths about Social Security to reveal some major truths about the system.

How to Get a Home Loan in Retirement

Contrary to what you think, that dream home may not be out of your reach. Although retirees may no longer have paychecks coming in, they can still qualify for home mortgage loans. Lenders are open to providing loans for people enjoying the best years of their lives.

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