Archive for January 18, 2022

The Homeowners’ Guide to Financial Literacy

Posted in Uncategorized on January 18, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

What Does Financial Literacy Have to Do with Homeownership?

Housed at the UCI Paul Merage School of Business, the Center for Investment and Wealth Management (CIWM) provides discussion, study and application of financial education for all.

And given that homeownership is perhaps the single largest financial investment a Southern California resident will make, CIWM Faculty Director Christopher Schwarz, Ph.D. explores how and why Orange County housing is expensive but not in a bubble. 

Dr. Schwarz also is the associate professor of finance at The Paul Merage School of Business. His research interests include the management, disclosure and operational risk of the investment fund industry as well as the impact of manager incentives and structure on investment fund performance. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and includes testimony before the U.S. Congress House Financial Services Committee.

Learn more about CIWM and its community programming here


Everything You Need to Know About Reverse Mortgages

Posted in Uncategorized on January 18, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Why a Reverse Mortgage?

Forget everything you think you know about reverse mortgage loans and listen to Pete Tentler, known as The Financial Locksmith, explore this often misunderstood way to unlock equity in your home.

Reverse mortgage loans are commonly used to pay for home renovations, medical and daily living expenses. Homeowners who have an existing mortgage often use the reverse mortgage loan to pay off their existing mortgage and eliminate monthly mortgage payments.

A reverse mortgage loan uses a home’s equity as collateral. The amount of money the borrower can receive is determined by the age of the youngest borrower, interest rates and the lesser of the home’s appraised value, sale price and the maximum lending limit. 

In this episode, host Wendy Ross interviews Pete about his experiences in this industry and explores the benefits of reverse mortgages.

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