Longbridge Listed as “Top Workplace in New York” by Fortune
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by hfurman@longbridge-financial.com
5d ago
Longbridge is proud to announce that we have been recognized by Fortune as one of the best “small and medium workplaces” in New York for 2024! This accolade is a testament to our commitment to fostering a supportive and innovative work environment, driven by the collective efforts of our outstanding team. Our inclusion in this esteemed list is based on rigorous data science analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®️, which considers various aspects of workplace culture, employee satisfaction, and organizational excellence. This achievement underscores our dedication to creating a workplace wh ..read more
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Chris Mayer Selected (Again!) for Inman Best of Finance Award
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by hfurman@longbridge-financial.com
5d ago
We are excited to share that, for the second consecutive year, our very own CEO and co-founder, Chris Mayer, has been honored with a prestigious Inman Best of Finance award for 2024. This achievement recognizes Chris’s unwavering dedication, exceptional leadership, and pioneering vision in the financial sector, with Inman’s annual award acknowledging the most influential figures, newsmakers, and market leaders in the mortgage and finance sectors. Chris’s consistent recognition underscores his significant contributions and remarkable impact on the industry at large. This award is a moment of pr ..read more
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The Full Picture: Pros & Cons of Tapping Home Equity with a Reverse Mortgage
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by mbellas@longbridge-financial.com
1w ago
“Home is where the heart is,” they say. But did you know it’s also where a significant portion of wealth lies? With home equity often representing a substantial chunk of total wealth, it’s no wonder retirees eye it as a potential source to bolster their retirement funds. Yet, despite the allure, there’s a divide in the air. While some seniors entertain the idea of tapping into this wealth through a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), better known as a reverse mortgage, others remain wary. Years of misconception and a somewhat tarnished reputation have left many on the fence about exploring ..read more
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A Hidden Crisis: The Sandwich Generation and Senior Care
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by hfurman@longbridge-financial.com
2w ago
Aah, you’ve finally reached the age where your children have grown up and your parents have settled into their golden years. For many, achieving this feat represents a proud accomplishment and signifies more free time to pursue professional opportunities and personal passions.   However, this time period is not always a sigh of relief for everyone. In fact, depending on the needs and ages of your children and parents, you may find yourself taking on additional caregiving duties. The term coined for this peer group faced with caring for both sides of the family tree is the “Sandwich G ..read more
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How Home Equity Can Help You Stay at Home
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by mfdev
3w ago
A reverse mortgage can offer access to the funds you need to “age in place.”  As the Baby Boomer generation keeps rolling into retirement, there’s a seismic shift happening in how we envision our golden years. With over 11,000 Americans turning 65 every day through 2027,1 their next chapter is being marked by a new anthem: independence. Today’s retirees want to stay put, plain and simple, in the cozy confines of the homes they’ve made countless memories in. According to a report from the University of Michigan, a majority of Americans (88%) reported that aging in place – remaining in thei ..read more
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A Reverse Mortgage May Be Right for You IF…
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by hfurman@longbridge-financial.com
1M ago
Have you ever wondered if a reverse mortgage is the right fit for your retirement? With over 1.3 million people having already secured a reverse mortgage to improve their financial flexibility,1 you can rest assured you’re not alone in wondering whether this financial tool is right for you.    Navigating finances in retirement can be daunting, especially as you transition from a steady income to relying on savings, investments, and pensions to sustain your lifestyle. Retirement planning is no longer a one-size-fits-all endeavor. With increased life expectancies, rising healthcare cos ..read more
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Aging in Place: Funding In-Home Care Services
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by mbellas@longbridge-financial.com
1M ago
As we celebrate Older Americans Month (OAM) this May, we’re taking time to honor the invaluable contributions of older Americans, shed light on aging trends, and reaffirm our commitment to serving the elders in our communities. Amidst these observations, one notable trend stands out: the increasing desire among retirees to “age in place” – to continue living at home well into their later years. With 88% of Americans between the ages of 50-80 citing the importance of remaining at home,1 retirees are increasingly opting to cherish the comfort and familiarity of their homes as they age. But the r ..read more
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Facing the Wealth Gap: Baby Boomer Retirement Realities
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by hfurman@longbridge-financial.com
1M ago
For many older Americans, retirement signifies the achievement of a long-term goal. It marks the culmination of decades spent in the workforce, a new chapter for your family, and a time to open yourself up to new opportunities. And in 2024, we’ll see the biggest swell of Americans turning 65 – a year often considered as retirement age.1 This group has been coined “Peak 65” as they are the final and biggest group of baby boomers to turn 65 and will thus launch the largest wave of retirements in American history.2 Retirees may choose to use their newfound time to strengthen connections with love ..read more
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Using a Reverse Mortgage to Buy Your Retirement Dream Home
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by mbellas@longbridge-financial.com
2M ago
Infographic: Using a Reverse Mortgage to Buy Your Retirement Dream HomeDownload The post Using a Reverse Mortgage to Buy Your Retirement Dream Home appeared first on Longbridge Financial, LLC ..read more
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Ask the Pros: Reverse Mortgage Obligations
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by hfurman@longbridge-financial.com
2M ago
Welcome to “Ask the Pros” – where your questions meet the wisdom of those who understand the ins and outs of reverse mortgages! If you have questions about unlocking the power of your home equity, navigating the ins and outs of reverse mortgages, or making informed decisions about your financial future, you’re in the right place.  In this exclusive series, we tap into insights and expertise directly from our wonderful team members at Longbridge Financial who are helping to shape the reverse mortgage industry each day. Our team of seasoned professionals will field common questions, unravel ..read more
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