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bulletred-resourcesInvesting Wisely

www.sec.gov/investor/seniors.shtml

Today's investments and financial advisers are probably a far cry from what we grew up with. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission offers a wealth of up-to-date information especially for older people on everything from selecting a reputable advisor -- including those who call themselves "senior" or "retirement" specialists -- to avoiding internet and/or affinity scams. Look for their "Seniors Care Package" of useful investment publications.

 

bulletred-resourcesNational Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association

www.ReverseMortgage.org

An easily navigable tool to guide seniors or their adult children through the entire reverse mortgage process. The site features easy to use sections that allow prospective borrowers to learn about reverse mortgages, use an online calculator to get an idea of how much you will be able to borrow, find a NRMLA lender, read stories of previous borrowers’ experiences, or look up terminology in the glossary.

 

bulletred-resourcesUnderstanding the Benefits

www.ssa.gov/pubs/10024.html#a0=0

Social Security reaches almost every family, and at some point will touch the lives of nearly all Americans. Social Security helps not only older Americans, but also workers who become disabled and families in which a spouse or parent dies. Start here -- even well before you contemplate retiring -- for a comprehensive look at what it may mean for your later years.