Archive for the ‘Financial Planning’ Category

Your House Can Pay You in Retirement

April 19, 2012

After years of making mortgage payments some retirees are nor getting payments back from their homes.  Reverse mortgages have been a possible part of retirement house-moneyplanning for many years.  They are a way for retirees to use equity in their home as a source of income payments.  The plans have often functioned in the form of an annuity with fixed monthly payments for the life of the reverse mortgage agreement or with a fixed sum payout at the closing.  Various options for the structure of reverse mortgages – some are discussed below.  There are some, however, for whom the reverse mortage option is simply not viable.  The reason for that has to do with the recent housing bubble and the ensuing collapse.

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How Your Tax Dollars are Spent

April 17, 2012

Accounting Degree Online has created an informative infographic about U.S. personal taxes.

Click “Read the rest…” to see the entire presentation. (more…)

Tricky Social Security Questions Answered

March 21, 2011

This is a Special Report by Elaine Floyd at horsesmouth.

Topics:
Suspending benefits before full retirement age
Survivor benefits on a first marriage
Going back to work after starting Social Security
How will the recession effect Social Security benefits? (more…)

Welcome

November 12, 2007

This blog will discuss various issues regarding financial planning and investing.  I hope you enjoy it.