Tap Home Equity When Markets Drop

Research shows that using a reverse mortgage as part of a retirement income "bucket" strategy could stretch a nest egg.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was originally published in the November 2012 issue of Kiplinger's Retirement Report. To subscribe, click here.

Seniors in their seventies and eighties who are in a financial bind are traditional borrowers of reverse mortgages. But new research shows that a younger retiree can stretch a nest egg by using a reverse mortgage as a source of retirement income during bear markets.

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Rachel L. Sheedy
Editor, Kiplinger's Retirement Report