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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Don Graves. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Don Graves, often where they are interviewed.

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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Don Graves. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Don Graves, often where they are interviewed.

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4. Housing Wealth with Don Graves

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Are you using your housing wealth?

If you don’t even know what this means, don’t worry – most people don’t. But your home is probably one of your most valuable assets, so you should be leveraging that. To help us figure out how, we hop on a call with Don Graves.

Don Graves is president and founder of the, Instructor of Retirement Income at The American College of Financial Services, and author of “The Retiree's Guide to Housing Wealth: 5 Ways the New Reverse Mortgage Is Changing Retirement.” He is considered one of the nation’s leading educators on incorporating housing wealth into retirement income planning.

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Beau Henderson is a retirement consultant, money and business coach, best-selling author, radio host, and Founder of RichLife Advisors. He has helped over 3,000 clients to not just improve their relationship with money, but to live their unique definition of a fulfilled life with purpose. RichLife Advisors helps clients across the United States approaching retirement with a strategy to:

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Nov 17 2020 · 55mins
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052 Using Homes to Create Income in Retirement With Don Graves

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Don Graves, Principal of HECM Advisors Group, joins us today to discuss how both annuities and reverse mortgages can create more opportunities for retirement. Sponsored Message: head to  to get started and see how AgeUp can help you guarantee supplemental income for yourself or a loved one living past the ripe age of 90.   Connect with Don Graves: Website: Email: askdongraves@gmail.com Connect with That Annuity Show at https://twitter.com/ThatAnnuityShow, https://www.facebook.com/thatannuityshow, Visit our website at https://thatannuityshow.com. Visit Nassau Financial Group on the web at Connect with Ramsey Smith on https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramseydsmith or https://twitter.com/RamseyDSmith1. Visit https://alex.fyi on the web. This podcast is intended for general informational purposes only and is not a solicitation of any insurance product. The discussion is not meant to provide any legal, tax, or investment advice with respect to the purchase of an insurance product. A comprehensive evaluation of a consumer’s needs and financial situation should always occur in order to help determine if an insurance product may be appropriate for each unique situation.
Jun 26 2020 · 39mins

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Understanding Reverse Mortgages with Don Graves

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On this show, we talked about the evolution of reverse mortgages, their role in creating retirement income, and best practices with Don Graves, Adjunct Professor at the American College and reverse mortgage expert.  Listen to learn if a reverse mortgage is a good option for you!

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Jun 23 2020 · 21mins
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Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You? ft. Don Graves | Your Wealth Health

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In this episode, we cover the topic of reverse mortgages. We welcome one of the country’s leading experts on the topic, Don Graves, for trusted insight. Don is a leading educator on incorporating housing wealth/reverse mortgages into retirement income planning. Our discussion covers how exactly reverse mortgages work, clarifies commonly held misconceptions, and describes the various situations where a reverse mortgage may be an option to consider. Watch and find additional insight at YourWealthHealth.com!New episode every Saturday at 9:30am EST on FOX Michiana.
Jun 20 2020 · 29mins

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123 - DEEP DIVE - Don Graves - The New Reverse Mortgage

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Don Graves is the founder and president of the Housing Wealth Institute and an adjunct instructor of Retirement Income at the American College of Financial Services.

Today on Stay Paid, Don discusses the important connection between housing wealth and financial planning.

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Mar 05 2020 · 39mins
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Episode 5 - Don Graves (USMC, WWII Veteran)

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Don Graves is a Marine Corps Veteran who fought in WWII and served in one of our bloodiest Pacific campaign battles, Iwo Jima. He was a member of the 5th Marine Division when he hit those black sand beaches at 19 years old, as a flamethrower. The education he was about to receive was one of a baptism into the inferno of combat, in a place where almost 7,000 Marines were killed and 20,000 wounded in six weeks of hellish battle. 335 men in Don's outfit hit the beach that day and only 18 made it out alive. Corporal Graves survived the battle but his greatest saving grace came after the war, with a statement of faith that changed his life forever. He's a nationally renowned speaker, minister, a singer/entertainer, and the last remaining of those 335 Marines in his outfit.

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Nov 27 2019 · 1hr 40mins
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Home Equity Conversion Mortgage with Don Graves - Episode 91

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Ken talks with Don Graves, who is a RICP®, CLTC®, CSA® Certified Senior Advisor, President and founder of the Housing Wealth Institute, author, and Instructor of Retirement Income at The American College of Financial Services. He is considered one of the nation’s leading educators on incorporating housing wealth into retirement income planning. Today, they share insights about home equity conversion and reverse mortgage. Enjoy!

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Show Notes
  • What are reverse mortgages? - 2:30
  • Reverse mortgage and retirement - 4:54
  • The history of reverse mortgages - 5:28
  • Preparing for retirement - 6:31
  • Taking money from a reverse mortgage - 7:58
  • Requirements for a reverse mortgage - 9:00
  • Losing a home for a reverse mortgage - 9:30
  • Consequences of not paying your home taxes - 10:01
  • Reverse mortgages are not a product - 12:11
  • Making your retirement better - 13:57
  • Money flow - 15:14
  • Reverse mortgage as a powerful tool  - 15:55
  • The ideal candidate for a reverse mortgage - 20:52
  • Most Americans’ biggest asset - 27:11
  • Understanding more about home equity - 29:00
  • Get in touch with Don Graves - 29:36
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Oct 31 2019 · 30mins
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What is a Reverse Mortgage aka Home Equity Conversion Mortgage—an interview with Don Graves

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So just what is a reverse mortgage and how does a reverse mortgage work? Well, more technically referred to as a home equity conversion mortgage, Don Graves discusses what they are and how they work.

The term “reverse mortgage” has been known to make retirees cringe at its mention, yet Don Graves, president and founder of HECM Institute for Housing Wealth Studies, says a reverse mortgage can serve as a valuable additional stream of income during the decumulation phase of life.

If there were a proven resource that allowed you to increase cash flow, reduce your risk, preserve your assets, enhance your liquidity, and even add retirement dollars back into your savings account, wouldn’t you be interested?

Don joins the Wealth Summit to show you how to utilize the reverse mortgage to accomplish these retirement objectives.


-What is a reverse mortgage?

-How does a reverse mortgage work?

-Home equity conversion mortgage synonym

-Who can qualify? -How much money can you get?

-How do you get the money?

Widely known as a home equity conversion mortgage (HECM), a reverse mortgage is a federally insured home equity loan that allows those age 62 years or older to convert a portion of their mortgage to tax-free money.

As the life expectancy of humans continues to increase, the initial 3 buckets of money—social security or pension income, investments, and insurances— aren’t lasting long enough to sustain the retired lifestyle many want and planned for.

The reverse mortgage adds an extra asset retirees can draw money from to supplement their other 3 streams of wealth.

To qualify for an HECM or reverse mortgage, you must be at least 62 years old and the house must be your primary residence. Additionally, you must take a financial assessment test to make sure you have good credit and enough money left over at the end of the month to cover property-related expenses.

Once you get the loan, you must maintain the upkeep of the house, hazard insurance, and pay property-related taxes.

The amount you receive depends on a triangle of factors: the age of the youngest borrower, the value of the property, and the interest rate. A typical 62 year old is eligible for about 50% of the value of the home, up to a home value of $636,150.

This low interest rate environment we’re experiencing currently gives you more money with less interest, as opposed to a high interest rate environment which means more interest and less money. So if you’re considering taking the reverse mortgage route, now is the time.

It’s important to receive the money in the manner that suits your situation the best. It can be distributed in a lump sum or through a line of credit. You can also get monthly tenure payments, which lend a certain amount of money every month as long as you live in the house, or you can elect to receive monthly term payments, which distribute a certain amount of money for a select period of time. Finally, you can choose a combination of the two monthly payment options.

Unlike many common misconceptions, a reverse mortgage doesn’t mean you lose your home. The government doesn’t want your house—just repayment of the loaned money when the house is sold.

The proceeds offered by the HECM’s line of credit give you an additional stream of money that will help you enjoy retirement the way you always planned.

Jul 28 2019 · 1hr 17mins
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Josh Jalinski Talks to Don Graves, President of HECM Institute and Bob Charron, Tax Practice Leader of Friedman LLP

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Mar 31 2018 · 1hr 51mins
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NCTE16 Don Graves Breakfast Podcast

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Today on the Heinemann Podcast, we're exploring credo. 

In 2013, Heinemann celebrated the legacy of Don Graves at a special breakfast during the National Council of Teachers of English conference in Boston. Three years later, at the 2016 NCTE conference, we wanted to reprise this moment by inviting those in attendance to consider the theme of credo. The event was hosted by Tom Newkirk and Penny Kittle and featured Heinemann authors Katherine Bomer, Smokey Daniels, Georgia Heard Allison Marchetti, Rebekah O’Dell, Cornelius Minor and Heinemann Fellow, Kimberly Parker. We began the event with a welcome from Heinemann’s General Manager, Vicki Boyd. 

Dec 09 2016 · 45mins