Denver, CO, July 23, 2014 — In an interview with The Villager Newspaper, Peter Bell, president of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA), explains how reverse mortgages work, what’s new about them, and why people should start looking at their home equity as a financial asset.
Says Bell, “The big challenge for us as a society is funding longevity. My grandparents worked till age 70 and passed away at 78. They had eight years of retirement. My dad worked till 65 and now he’s 90. How do we make those resources last? When you look at (the baby) boomers, there’s 60 to 70 million of us approaching retirement and half have no savings other than the wealth in their homes. Clearly, home equity has to be part of the funding-longevity equation.” Read more.