Test Your Reverse Mortgage IQ

To benchmark the public’s level of knowledge about HECMs, The American College’s New York Life Center for Retirement Income sponsored a survey that included a 10-question quiz. We invite you to take the test.

The Sacrificial Payroll Tax

Idle talk about suspending the payroll tax is making 'blue' Senators blue. We get answers from Social Security expert Eugene Steuerle of the Urban Institute.

An Income-Generating ‘Collar’

Using a 'protective net-credit collar,' the Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETF has distributed monthly income at an annual rate of 7.88% in 2020, while appreciating 10%. Is there a catch?

Life Insurers’ Bermuda Triangle, Part II

The humble fixed indexed annuity is at the center of the restructuring hurricane that has swept through the life insurance industry in recent years. We bring you the second article in a series on the topic.

Financial Groups Take DOL to Court—in Texas

RIJ believes that the federal government subsidizes the financial industry through favorable tax treatment, and that the public therefore deserves the assurance that anyone advising them on their retirement investments will act in their best interest, and be held accountable for it.

The American College Is Keen on HECMs. Here’s Why

'We thought it was very much in our wheelhouse to show people how reverse mortgages should be used and how they shouldn’t be used,' said Jamie Hopkins, co-director of the New York Life Center for Retirement Income at The American College.