Mortgage lending is mysterious to many people, and reverse mortgages can seem even more mysterious. Used properly and the right time, a reverse mortgage can be a powerful tool for managing cash flow and protecting home equity. In 2013, new federal regulations established high standards for reverse mortgage lenders in terms of oversight, processes, and information transparency. These changes have helped lenders clarify what reverse mortgages can do and what they can't, and have made it easier for people to leverage them as part of a strategic financial and estate plan.

Janice Cohen has been a licensed reverse mortgage specialist for more than 16 years. In our October Smart Women/Savvy Money webinar, she joins us to discuss the stormy history of reverse mortgages and how they have improved in the past eight years. If you’re a home owner approaching your “3rd Act” of retirement—or maybe you're helping an older loved one with questions about their mortgage and estate planning?—this is a great opportunity to learn more about this powerful, flexible option. 

We hope you’ll join us live! Plan on an interactive discussion, and bring your questions. We’ll share a recording of the webinar later. Members of the Smart Women/Savvy Money Club are updated as soon as our webinars are available for viewing and about other events. Join the Club and don't miss a thing!

Janice Cohen

Janice Cohen is a reverse mortgage specialist with more than 16 years’ of experience in this special area of lending. She approaches each transaction from the perspective of a mortgage planner, carefully scrutinizing clients’ cash flow, equity position, and assets. Janice takes special care when guiding seniors through the reverse mortgage process. Her goal is to be sure there are no surprises and that clients have control of the process as much as possible. Janice holds a Masters in Sacred Music. She spent more than 20 years as a cantor in a reform synagogue in New Jersey and still officiates at special for friends and family. Janice’s husband works for DC Comics; they came to Los Angeles more than a decade ago when he moved from publishing to TV and film.