JAMIE HOPKINS EXPLAINS WHY WE NEED TO RETHINK EVERYTHING WE ASSUME WE KNOW ABOUT RETIREMENT

May 25, 2018

Award-winning retirement expert Jamie Hopkins explains why it’s essential to rethink retirement planning.

WEALTHTRACK Episode #1449; Originally Broadcast on May 25, 2018

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JAMIE HOPKINS

  • Author,
  • Rewirement: Rewiring the Way You Think About Retirement
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CONSIDER ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF INCOME FOR YOUR RETIREMENT

  • Home is one source
  • Have an available home equity line of credit for immediate liquidity
  • Reverse Mortgages:
    • Available under the FHA (Federal Housing Administration) backed program, HECM (Home Equity Conversion Mortgage)
    • • Available to seniors 62 and over
    • • Must live in the home and own it
    • • Have no mortgage or a low mortgage balance
    • HECM is tightly regulated:

    • • Required to meet with HECM counselor to obtain the loan
    • • Information available on U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website: www.hud.gov

HOPKINS: RETIREMENT CHALLENGE

  • Manage your debt
  • Big behavioral problem
  • Look at highest interest debt first
  • Pay off rest from there
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RETIREMENT INCOME CHALLENGE

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