Understanding Reverse Mortgages

Hosted by Wade Pfau, PhD, CFA, RICP – Founder of Retirement Researcher.

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In the early days, reverse mortgages were generally treated as a last resort option after other resources were depleted, or as a way to obtain quick access to a large lump-sum of assets. In short, they had a pretty negative reputation. And they deserved that reputation.

However, a lot has changed since then. Reverse mortgages companies have significantly cleaned up their acts, and there is significant research showing that Reverse Mortgages can be powerful tools in your retirement income plan. Reverse mortgages should be viewed as a method for responsible retirees to create liquidity for an otherwise illiquid asset, which in turn can create new options that potentially support a more efficient retirement income strategy (more spending and/or a greater legacy).

In this workshop Wade will detail:

  • How Reverse Mortgages work
  • Understanding Housing issues in Retirement
  • Common Reverse Mortgage Pitfalls
  • Potential uses for a Reverse Mortgage in your retirement income plan
  • How to decide if a Reverse Mortgage makes sense for You
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Wade joined McLean in 2013, the same year Investment News named him one of the “20 people expected to shape the financial advisory industry.” Since then, IN has named him to their lists of industry leaders every year, most recently on their list of “Icons & Innovators” of the financial industry in 2016. He has been recognized with numerous other honors, including sharing the 2012 Academic Thought Leadership award from the Retirement Income Industry Association for his work evaluating outcomes of different retirement strategies.

Working with the advisors at McLean, Wade is able to see his research implemented into practical application through actionable solutions for clients. Wade is Professor of Retirement Income and Director for the Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP) designation at The American College in King of Prussia, PA, and he publishes frequently in a wide variety of academic and practitioner research journals. He is also an active blogger at Retirement Researcher, and is a monthly columnist for Advisor Perspectives, a RetireMentor for MarketWatch, a contributor to Forbes, and an Expert Panelist for the Wall Street Journal.

Wade was born in suburban Detroit in 1977 and lived there until he was 15. He then moved to Des Moines, Iowa, where he graduated from East High School in 1995. From 2003 to 2013, Wade lived in Japan, where he worked with the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and published a landmark paper challenging the 4 percent rule.

Education

  • B.S. Economics, B.S. in Political Science, B.A. in History, University of Iowa
  • M.A. Economics, Princeton
  • Ph.D. Economics, Princeton

Professional Certifications & Associations

  • Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA)
  • Financial Planning Association, Member

Greatest Professional Satisfaction

It’s much harder to have a positive impact on people’s lives as a traditional economist, which is how I began my career.  When I started a blog about retirement income research, based on my financial and retirement planning research, I received positive comments from readers who had benefited from my research. This was very satisfying, and why I’m quite excited about my role at McLean Asset Management. Now I have the opportunity to bring the best practices from research into practical application for our clients on an ongoing basis.

Greatest Personal Satisfaction:

It is greatly satisfying to spend lots of time with my three children and watch them grow up and adapt so well to life. They bring me greater focus on why it is important to work hard and to save.

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Sustainable Spending from Investments Main Page

Ongoing Investment Management Main Page

Why The Markets Work Main Page

Risk Wrap

How to Create Your Retirement Income Plan

Understanding and Interpreting Annuities and Annuity Contracts Main Page

Annuities and Risk Pooling

Designing Your Asset Allocation

Sustainable Spending from Investments Main Page

Time Segmentation

How to Create Your Retirement Income Plan

Designing and Implementing Your Bond Ladder Main Page

Understanding and Using Time Segmentation Strategies Main Page

How Do Bonds Work? Making Sense Of Bond Returns

Managing Inflation In Your Retirement Income Plan

Income Protection

How to Create Your Retirement Income Plan

Understanding and Interpreting Annuities and Annuity Contracts Main Page

Annuities and Risk Pooling

Developing a Social Security Claiming Strategy Main Page

Managing Inflation In Your Retirement Income Plan

Creating Your Retirement Plan

How to Create Your Retirement Income Plan

Making the Most of Your Charitable Donations: Understanding Charitable Giving Strategies and Your Retirement Plan

Medicare Decisions and Health Expenses for Retirees 2024

Long-Term Care Planning Main Page

Developing a Social Security Claiming Strategy Main Page

Understanding Retirement Expense Dynamics: Expense Categories and Risks

Living in Retirement

The Vanishing Work – Retirement Threshold

On Your Own in Retirement: Special Considerations for Singles, Divorcees and Widows

Family Dynamics and Your Retirement Plan – At the Intersection of Love and Money

Optimizing Your Other Portfolio: Maximizing Returns from Your New Time Affluence in Retirement

Housing Decisions for Retirement Main Page

Non Financial Side of Retirement Main Page

Health in Retirement

Long-Term Care Planning Main Page

How to Manage the Physical, Behavioral, and Mental Health Risks to Your Retirement

Medicare Decisions and Health Expenses for Retirees 2024

Health Risk in Retirement: How to Think About It and What to Do About It

Investment Deep Dive

Why The Markets Work Main Page

Taming the Factor Zoo – Making Sense of Investment Risk Factors

Designing Your Asset Allocation

Sustainable Spending from Investments Main Page

How Do Bonds Work? Making Sense Of Bond Returns

Understanding and Using ESG Investments

Factor Investing: Research and Practice Main Page

Ongoing Investment Management Main Page

Finding the Right Balance on Rebalancing

Retirement Income Challenge

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