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July 14, 2021 32 min
How to decide when to take out a home mortgage and whether to pay it off early. How reverse mortgages can be a helpful retirement tool.

Topics covered include:Why it is more difficult to get a mortgage todayHow federal government mortgage guarantees lead to lower mortgage ratesHow to analyze whether to pay off your mortgage earlyThe differences between personal risk, market risk, and aspirational riskHow reverse mortgages work and how they can be useful as a retirement income toolWhat are the costs of reverse mortgages

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Show Notes

Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit 2021 Q1—Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Selling Guide: Lender Letter LL-2021-03, Impact of COVID-19 on Originations (03/11/2021)—Fannie Mae0

Overreliance on Fannie and Freddie Violates Their Federal Charters by Norbert J. Michel, Ph.D.—The Heritage Foundation

Mortgage Debt and Asset Allocation, Video by Ben Felix

Plus Episode 329: Robinhood, Mortgages and ETF Transparency—Money For The Rest of Us

Beyond Markowitz: A Comprehensive Wealth Allocation Framework for Individual Investors by Ashvin B. Chhabra

How the HECM Program Works—U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Incorporating Home Equity into a Retirement Income Strategy by Wade D. Pfau

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