Reverse mortgages have been surrounded by negativity. They were often mentioned alongside phrases like “last resort,” “out of money,” and “bad choice.” In 2014, intrigued by the seemingly universal bad rap reverse mortgages had cultivated, Dr. Wade Pfau began researching them in depth. Over the course of the next year, he came to the conclusion that reverse mortgages aren’t inherently a bad idea, though they are often misunderstood and not used in a most beneficial way. In fact, Dr. Pfau realized that reverse mortgages—when used correctly—can provide an added layer of security for retirees and allow them to enjoy retirement more by gaining liquidity from an illiquid asset.
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