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Understanding a Reverse Mortgage

Understanding a Reverse Mortgage

By Charlestien Harris A lot of conversations have been happening around understanding how mortgages can be used as a financial tool to improve your financial health and possibly build your net worth.  So let’s dive in to get a better understanding of how a...
Understanding a Reverse Mortgage

Understanding Certificates of Deposit (CDs)

By Charlestien Harris As a financial counselor, I get a lot of questions and concerns about which financial products can best suit my clients’ financial goals.  One such product of interest is the certificate of deposit or the CD as it is most-commonly...
Understanding a Reverse Mortgage

Planning Your Retirement: Part 3

By Charlestien Harris Since I am thinking about retirement myself, I thought I would explore some important questions that should be answered before the big day arrives.  Question 1: What age do I plan to retire?  There is a lot of curiosity about what is the...
Understanding a Reverse Mortgage

Tips for Paying for College: Part 2

By Charlestien Harris Last week, I started a conversation about resources, such as the FAFSA and scholarships, that could be utilized to pay for college.  Read that blog here. This week, I am going to continue that conversation with additional options for financing a...
Understanding a Reverse Mortgage

Tips for Paying for College: Part 1

By Charlestien Harris At one time or another all of us think about the security of our children or grandchildren’s future.  Education is a big part of the success of a child’s life.  However, college is expensive and can add a heavy burden to the average...
Understanding a Reverse Mortgage

The Emergency Fund: A Financial Lifeline

By Charlestien Harris How many times have you thought about what you could have done if you only had the money to do it?  One of the most challenging things for many consumers is to establish an emergency fund.  Somehow, it has been long thought that it is...