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AAG's high-touch, high-functioning wholesale channel offers robust support

Driving AAG’s massive reboot is a story that keeps getting bigger and bigger. “Today, older Americans have about $7.1 trillion in home equity, which, if accessed and used responsibly and strategically, could help many seniors supplement traditional, but increasingly problematic, retirement vehicles like Social Security, pensions and 401(k) plans,” said Jesse Allen, executive vice president of alternative distribution.

“When you combine that staggering amount of home equity with the fact that about 10,000 people are turning 65 every day — a trend AARP does not expect to slow until the 2030s — you create an unprecedented market opportunity,” continued Allen.

As a result, AAG launched its “AAG & You, Better Together” program this spring, amplifying its message to its wholesale partners that the Baby Boomer cohort is a sizable segment of business worth pursuing and a viable alternative to exclusively chasing Millennials to grow their businesses.

AARP Weighs in on the 'New' Reverse Mortgage Math

“If you have an existing forward mortgage, that mortgage needs to be paid off before you can get a reverse,” she says. “So if someone is counting on a certain amount of reverse mortgage proceeds to be able to pay off a forward loan, it could be that with the new principal limit factors, they may not get enough proceeds out of the loan to do that.”

Higher upfront costs might also be a disincentive to consumers, Trawinski says.

“For about three quarters of borrowers, the upfront premium went from 0.5% to 2%, so that’s a significant increase. It may dissuade some borrowers from going forward with the loan,” she says.

Amy Ford, NCOA’s senior director of home equity initiatives and social accountability, agrees that these factors might influence consumer decisions and says the changes highlight the need for effective counseling.

“Some could ultimately be deterred by the higher upfront cost or the lower principal limit available. However, we must support consumer education and housing counseling in its critical role as champions for older adults in decision-making,” Ford says. “Older adults considering options to meet their cash needs benefit greatly from robust education and counseling that highlights all pros, cons, and product features for a complete picture of options available.”

Is Filing For Bankruptcy In Retirement A Good Thing?

The number of people filing for bankruptcy protection in retirement has soared in recent years — even before the recession.

Filing for bankruptcy would not include long term care since you have to pay monthly for assisted living or nursing care. You are correct that those are out of pocket costs unless you are on Medicaid.

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