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Do Well by Doing Good: Making an Impact During Financial Literacy Month

By White Glove on 4/4/23 1:30 PM

It’s no secret that financial education is critical to preparing people to make good choices for their futures. 78% of financial professionals strongly agree that financial literacy is an issue in America, and almost 90% have encountered financial literacy issues among their clients.

April is National Financial Literacy Month, which provides you with a powerful opportunity to share your wealth of knowledge to help people understand what they don’t know. In these uncertain economic times — your insights are more important than ever.

Topics: Marketing Sales & Marketing Financial Wellness Financial Literacy Business Performance Center NAIFA Partner
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Advantages of Reverse Mortgage Loans over HELOC and Home Equity Loans

By Ronan Friend on 3/17/22 11:43 AM

For your clients who are homeowners aged 62+, a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM, commonly called a reverse mortgage) loan offers some distinct advantages over other types of home-equity-release loans.

According to a survey conducted by Clever,* about half (51 percent) of retirees believe they will outlive their savings. Perhaps even more worrisome, the study also found that 65 percent of retirees say they are not financially secure. They may be facing any number of financial challenges, including how to best pay for long-term care or combat recent jumps in the prices of food, gas, and just about everything else.

As a financial professional, you want to give your clients the best chance at financial success. For most homeowners aged 62 and older, home equity represents the largest portion of their overall net wealth, usually dwarfing their other assets (e.g., retirement savings). While home equity is good, unless the home is sold or the equity is tapped, it is of essentially no functional value to a homeowner in retirement because it is generally very illiquid.

Topics: Financial Planning Reverse Mortgages Grow Your Business Financial Literacy Potential Partners for Advisors
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Watch 'Exploring Money Mountaineering' Webinar On-Demand

By NAIFA on 11/18/21 3:52 PM

Exploring Money Mountaineering with Harlan Accola, National Reverse Mortgage Director at Fairway, and Peter Neuwirth, Senior Consulting Actuary at CapAcuity, is now available on demand!

The webinar explains Neuwirth's six foundational principles of Holistic Financial Wellness, teaching how to create a framework to make sound financial decisions and how to prepare psychologically for a changing landscape.

Watch On-Demand

Topics: Financial Planning Webinar Financial Wellness Financial Literacy Business Performance Center
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Exploring Money Mountaineering With Harlan Accola and Peter Neuwirth

By NAIFA on 10/22/21 8:00 AM

On November 12, author and Senior Consulting Actuary Peter Neuwirth, FSA, will join Harlan Accola, CRMP, CSA, (loyal NAIFA since 2015) National Reverse Mortgage Director of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, to present "Exploring Money Mountaineering."

This webinar will focus on Neuwirth's six foundational principles of Holistic Financial Wellness. Neuwirth and Accola will discuss how the lessons learned from the Covid-19 crisis can help us prepare, psychologically and financially, for the uncertainty of the future.

The event will take place on Friday, November 12, at 2 pm eastern.


Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation is an Educational Partner to NAIFA.  For members, you can learn more about Fairway and how to partner within the Member Portal.  

Topics: Financial Planning Financial Wellness Financial Literacy Business Performance Center