All posts by Thierry Roche


Understanding Reverse Mortgages

reverse mortgages

A reverse mortgage loan allows the homeowners to borrow money against their home while they still retain the title to the property. There are no monthly payments required on a reverse mortgage loan. However, once the homeowner moves out of the home or passes away, the reverse mortgage becomes due and payable. With no monthly […]


Will 2020 be Your Downsizing Year?

will 2020 be your downsizing year

Baby Boomers and retirees aged 65 and over equate to approximately 52 million or 16 percent of Americans. Some of these people will be thinking about downsizing because they just don’t need or want the same space they needed in the past. Divesting yourself of “things” you have accumulated over the years and don’t need […]


An Alternative Down Payment Source

an alternate down payment source

If you invest in or have a company-sponsored 401k, 403b or have a life insurance policy, you may know that you can borrow funds against these sources. Alternatively, you cannot borrow against the funds in a traditional or Roth IRA without incurring a 10 percent penalty before 59 ½ unless you use it for one […]



Personal Finance Review

personal finance review

For centuries, the sentiment for frugality has been “a penny saved is a penny earned.” Whether or not Benjamin Franklin ever used this expression is up for debate, but he did say “Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.” When all is said and done, it is not how much […]