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Harlan Accola

Harlan Accola is National Reverse Mortgage Director for Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. During a webinar on September 16, he and Jamie Hopkins will discuss how to work together. For more information, visit https://bpc.naifa.org/fairway_sept.

Recent posts by Harlan Accola

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Reverse Mortgage Loans: Imaginative Ways They Can Be Used in Retirement Planning

By Harlan Accola on 9/16/22 10:39 AM

Here are three ways people 62 and older (working in tandem with their advisors) can incorporate reverse mortgages into sound retirement plans to potentially improve retirement outcomes.

When it comes to making savings last over a lengthy retirement period, retirees have no shortage of obstacles to contend with: soaring inflation, longer life expectancy, volatile markets, exuberant long-term care costs — the list goes on and on.

Reverse mortgages can help solve many challenges in retirement. But too often the strategic use of home wealth, and consequently reverse mortgages, is something older-adult homeowners and their advisors fail to consider. Two big reasons why reverse mortgages are often omitted from the retirement-income planning conversation are outdated misconceptions and enduring perceptions about how reverse mortgages work and how they are best used. And that’s unfortunate because today’s reverse mortgages have some powerful features — along with recently enhanced consumer protections — that can make them a valuable and effective tool in retirement planning.

Topics: Retirement Planning Retirement Reverse Mortgages
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The Simple 3 Buckets of Wealth

By Harlan Accola on 10/21/20 10:00 AM

Home Equity and Reverse Mortgages have rarely been part of Financial Planning for retirement but since housing is typically the largest asset and the largest liability for the average American— it certainly makes sense to find out how it impacts the wealth accumulation phase and the retirement spending plan. Housing costs are usually the largest expense category throughout our lives except for those that are quite wealthy and then taxes become the biggest expense. And interestingly enough— housing costs can certainly affect income tax planning as well!   

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Are you guilty of malpractice in your work?

By Harlan Accola on 8/31/20 4:34 PM

Here are some of the words the dictionary uses to define malpractice: improper, illegal, or negligent professional activity or treatment, especially by a medical practitioner.



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