Through our youth, most of us were busy either attending college, working or doing both at the same time and thinking about how we wanted a fulfilling life and make piles of money in the process.
Or “not”, maybe you “partied” your way through this period of time.
Then you married, had a family, a mortgage and all the obligations that came with those choices. Regrets? Maybe, maybe not.
Once in a while you managed to afford a vacation but the dreams that you may have had when you were young, probably fell away and now are seen as unattainable. Buried under the responsibilities of marriage, parenthood and the plethora that comes with it, you gave up on the interests you may have been passionate about.
But sometimes in those quiet vulnerable moments, they return.
Years pass quickly and you have no sooner begun your career and profession, when you find yourself on the verge of retirement and without the career you had for years that was your guiding purpose, you find yourself adrift.
Your identity you cultivated over the years, vanished and now you are unsure what the last part of life will be like because it feels empty; there is no purpose…..
And there is the distinct possibility that you won’t have enough funds to retire and will be forced to continue to work well past your retirement years, because you are burdened with a mortgage.
However, you could use the funds from a reverse loan to get out from underneath it and possibly have additional funds in a Line-of-credit and not have any mortgage payments ever, again.
And having this money available to use for any purpose, could open up possibilities to move yourself forward, towards whatever it is you are passionate about and reignite those dreams from long ago. And begin a very rewarding and satisfying second chapter in your life as a retiree.
And possibly fulfill that dream that you had so many years ago?
The Boomer generation is more likely to find something else, another avenue of expression for their “Second Act” in life after retirement then the previous generation.
Boomers tend to be healthier, active and more engaged in life, rather than being passive and giving into physical changes in their health and personal relationships.
And certainly they don’t plan to give into being old or elderly, because they ( And myself included) feel that there is still so much more to do in their lives and plan on enjoying every moment of it right down to their last breath.
After entering the work force, marriage and having a family, many of us gave up on some of the dreams we may have had when we were younger because we became obligated and sometimes burdened with responsibilities to our family and our jobs.
And time went on and the dreams slipped away and seemingly became unrealistic and unreachable and sometimes forgotten.
The hurdle to making these latent dreams happen now, might be financial and if that is the reason for feeling as though you still cannot pursue your dream consider using some of your home’s equity by putting in place a reverse loan.
There won’t be any mortgage payments and when you pass away, your home will still go to your heirs and they can keep or sell it just like they would as of this time, if you were to “exit”.
“When you think it’s too late, be careful and don’t let that become your excuse for giving up” Deshun Wan.
What would some of those dreams look like?
Culinary school, wine making, travel expert, anything in the Arts, getting a new college degree in a field you are interested in, taking a hobby to a new level? The possibilities are endless for reinvention of ourselves and the only limitation comes from our lack of belief that it’s still possible.
The equity you have in your home could certainly be a resource to fund your next adventure, your next chapter in your life and possibly facilitate a new and life fulfilling experience for you that you never thought could be possible.