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Swords into Plowshares

Swords into Plowshares

Shannon Hicks March 31, 2015 0

The phrase beating swords into plowshares can be found in a biblical passage referencing the transition from war to peace. It is a fitting admonition for the reverse mortgage industry as we prepare for

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Generations Part 2: Are You Prepared for the Boomers’ Kids?

Generations Part 2: Are You Prepared for the Boomers’ Kids?

Amara Rose March 24, 2015 3

First Boomers were the children of retirees. Now they’re the ones becoming eligible for a reverse mortgage. Which means in the not too distant future, when HECM professionals meet with a family to discuss

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Generations / Part 1 Warfare or Welfare?

Generations / Part 1 Warfare or Welfare?

Amara Rose March 17, 2015 2

Strife and suffering are media mainstays: an old newspaper chestnut goes, "If it bleeds, it leads." So while press and pundits would have us believe generational warfare is the way of the world, those

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Digital Durables: What’s Ahead

Digital Durables: What’s Ahead

Amara Rose March 10, 2015 4

Attention spans aren't just short these days; they're bifurcated. Few people seem constitutionally capable of participating in one activity at a time. Just as the much-vaunted "paperless office" did not materialize with the advent

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Enhancing Communication / Part 2: In a Different Voice

Enhancing Communication / Part 2: In a Different Voice

Amara Rose March 3, 2015 2

Last month we focused on leading technologies and strategies to help reverse mortgage clients and prospects with hearing loss. But what if your client can’t speak? In the past, people turned to augmentative communication

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Silver-Green: How to Make New Buildings Age-Appropriate

Silver-Green: How to Make New Buildings Age-Appropriate

Amara Rose February 24, 2015 4

Even if much of your business is conducted remotely, it's important to have a senior-friendly office for those people who wish to meet with you in person. Below are some suggestions for ways to

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Enhancing Communication / Part 1: Hear, Hear! Hearing Loss Can Be An Audible Problem

Enhancing Communication / Part 1: Hear, Hear! Hearing Loss Can Be An Audible Problem

Amara Rose February 17, 2015 3

The Center for Hearing and Communication reports that 30-40 percent of people over 65 have some type of hearing loss. But younger people (perhaps even reverse mortgage professionals themselves) aren't immune: 14 percent of

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Small Shifts That Make a Big Difference

Small Shifts That Make a Big Difference

Amara Rose February 10, 2015 0

The Japanese call it kaizen: gradual, incessant improvement. Minuscule ongoing shifts can add up to a big win, just as a subtle shift in the words we use can affect how we view life.

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