Category Archives: Personal Finance

What is a Reverse Mortgage?

reverse-mortgage

Will the reverse mortgage surge in the coming years? We think so. Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge wrote yesterday, “Nearly eight years into an economic recovery, nearly half of Americans didn’t have enough cash available to cover a $400 emergency. Specifically, the survey found that, in line with what the Fed had disclosed in previous years. Forty-four percent of respondents

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What is VIX?

There’s been a lot of talk about the low level of VIX lately. Just this past week Zero Hedge commented on VIX saying, “As Nasdaq melts up faster than Bitcoin, perceived equity market risk has utterly collapsed. VIX just hit 9.92 as NASDAQ hit 6,100 (note the most recent low is 9.39 from 12/15/06 and all-time low at 8.89 on 12/27/93) What is

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7 Financial Decisions

7 financial decisions

By Mike Landfair When you get to be my dad’s age, it is easy to look back on a well-lived life and have some regrets regarding these 7 financial decisions. His biggest regret is embodied in the saying, “I earned lots of money when I was young and burned it all on wine, women, and song. The rest I just wasted.”

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Retirement Planning in 1 Minute

retirement planning in 1 minute

The best time to think about your retirement is always the present. Perhaps it’s only a few years away, but then again even if you’re young, don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s too early to prepare.   What if an accident forces you into early retirement and renders you unable to provide for your family? You surely get the

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