Seniors who've gotten reverse mortgages report aggressive sales tactics reminiscent of the subprime mortgage heyday.
These loans are complicated and costly. By using them to avoid tough decisions, homeowners are jeopardizing their futures.
AARP says change to federal rule is forcing surviving spouses out of homes.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering whether new safeguards are needed to protect borrowers from abusive industry practices.
A new product is making a splash. It's cheaper up front but monthly costs are higher.
Lenders have tightened the rules, but crooks are finding new ways to steal, including identity theft.
Despite happy talk and new products, they're a last resort for seniors.
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