Colorado Secure Savings Passes Legislature, Heads to Governor Polis to Sign into Law

Advocating for its passage for more than six years, AARP Colorado finally sees bill to help workers save for retirement go to Governor for signature ~  This week, the Colorado Legislature delivered good news to about 909,000 private-sector workers in the Centennial State who don’t currently have access to a retirement savings option at work. […]

Protect Yourself Against Financial Scammers

By Jeremy Laufer ~ It’s unfortunate, but true: During this period of economic uncertainty, one of the busiest “industries” has been financial scamming. But it goes on even during normal times, too, so you’ll want to know what to look for, and how to defend yourself.

Reverse Mortgage – Your Questions Answered

By Paulette Wisch, Reverse Mortgage Specialist ~ What is a reverse mortgage? A reverse mortgage is a loan designed for senior homeowners.  At least one of the borrowers must be 62+ years of age.  It is a loan on your home that does not have to be paid as long as one of the homeowner’s […]

Alzheimer’s Association offers essential legal/financial planning webinar May 18

Today, 76,000 Coloradans are among nearly 6 million people in the United States living with Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050, if no cure is found, that total will approach 14 million. Caring for those loved ones day-to-day is one challenge. Preparing for the potentially astronomical costs is yet another.

Adams County and Maiker Housing Partners Announce COVID-19 Rental and Mortgage Assistance Fund Available to Adams County Residents

As part of the COVID-19 emergency response and  recovery strategy, Adams County, in partnership with Maiker Housing Partners, has created the Adams County COVID-19 Short-Term Rental and Mortgage Assistance Relief Fund. This fund will provide emergency, short-term rental and mortgage assistance to households that are most vulnerable to eviction or foreclosure due to the likelihood of having little savings, suffering loss or reduction of employment, or experiencing housing instability or incurring insurmountable debt due to unpaid rent or mortgage.

What Should Retirees Consider Doing in a Down Market?

The health aspect of the coronavirus affects everyone – we’re all concerned about our well-being and those of our loved ones and communities. However, the economic impact may vary among different age groups – and if you’re retired or about to retire, you might have some special concerns about starting to draw income from your […]

Keeping Us all Safe is our Priority

Companies that are considered essential must find ways to continue to work while providing a safe environment for both their clients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is why Silver Leaf Mortgage has developed a unique solution that utilizes a specially designed 2020 Thor Outlaw recreation vehicle, the Company created the Mobile Clean Room […]

Medicare Savings Programs

Medicare is extremely important for older adults. It helps with hospital visits, routine care, specialty visits, and prescription drug costs. However, it isn’t free. Medicare, just like any other type of insurance, requires individuals to pay premiums, deductibles, and co-pays. These costs can be a huge financial obstacle for individuals living on fixed incomes. Luckily, […]

It’s Not Easy, But Look Past the Market Selloff

These are challenging times. Like everyone, you are concerned about keeping your family safe and healthy, and you’re doing your part to help protect your community from the effects of the coronavirus. And if you’re an investor, you must also address your financial situation. How should you respond to the current market volatility and recent […]

Six Ways Grandparents Can Set Up Savings for Their Grandkids

Millions of Americans fall into the “people with grandchildren” category, and many are concerned about helping their grandkids financially. In a recent national AARP survey, most grandparents have, on average, four to five grandchildren.Those grandparents spend an average of $2,562 annually on their grandchildren, about $179 billion per year.

Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

“When I looked into a reverse mortgage, I didn’t know what my kids might think! Turns out they encouraged me! They wanted me to be able to enjoy my retirement without worrying about bills every month. I am so glad that I did it! A reverse mortgage was just right for me.” ~RJ With a […]

Estate Plans Can Help You Answer Questions About the Future

The word “estate” conjures images of great wealth, which may be one of the reasons so many people don’t develop estate plans – after all, they’re not rich, so why make the effort? In reality, though, if you have a family, you can probably benefit from estate planning, whatever your asset level. And you may […]

Making a Reverse Mortgage A First Option in Retirement

For those 62 and older that are planning to stay in their home, obtaining a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) more commonly known as a Reverse Mortgage, through a qualified reverse mortgage broker is all part of a beneficial financial planning strategy.

Local vs. National

By Jim Doyle ~ Technology really is amazing. There are so many things possible via a computer or phone that weren’t possible a decade ago. For people who struggle with mobility, this is a life saver! However, there are still areas where face-to-face communication is preferred. Certainly, the best option of all is a company […]

Unlock Money for the Holidays

By Jim Doyle ~ It’s November—already. Every year I’m surprised by how quickly the holiday season arrives. This time of year is filled with food, memories, and my favorite, the Christmas light displays! It can be an expensive—and certainly stressful—time if your budget is stretched due to a fixed income.

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