CFPB: Diversity Leads to Strength in the Mortgage Industry

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released a report that outlines how the mortgage industry can continue to be inclusive, diverse and welcoming to all – something we find very important at Finance of America. Think about it, you cannot get a well-rounded sense of homebuyers if your representatives are mirror images of each other. While […]

Reversing the Stigma of Reverse Mortgages

Dispel the myths from those terrible commercials and build trust through your knowledge and expertise

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Reverse mortgages have gotten a bad rap, thanks to a few cheesy commercials many of us remember from the ‘80s, ‘90s and even today. Many featured “celebrity” spokespeople who “connected” with the older generation, thereby gaining their trust. While I won’t say that reverse mortgages (or even traditional 30-year fixed mortgages, for that matter) are […]

No Surprise: Millennials Want it Fast

Embrace what Millennials embrace and appreciate the value of good, swift customer service

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Last week’s blog touched on two subjects close to Millennials’ hearts: technology and philanthropy. While I won’t rehash the findings from the Downtown Chicago MBA conference here, I will say that a new report by Ellie Mae confirms these assertions. Millennials are so intertwined with technology that they’ve come to expect results at lightning speed. […]

Become a Member of the Happy People’s Club

Happiness may not start at work, but it certainly doesn’t end there, either

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The UN released its World Happiness Report on the heels of World Happiness Day, about a month after its World Happiness meeting. Wow. That’s a lot of happy. Don’t quit smiling yet, however. Norway took first place this year among the world’s happiest countries, giving us a lot to learn from our Nordic brethren. Among […]

Take Your Meditation on the Road

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By now, I’ve hopefully stressed some of the overarching benefits of meditation. While this practice can take many forms, it typically involves sitting with your legs crossed in a quiet room with your eyes closed. It doesn’t have to, however. I – and many others – would like to think you can practice the art […]