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So far Kim Dodge has created 10 blog entries.

Conservatorships & Reverse Mortgage Loans

The early onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis was a shock. Who would step in as Conservator and where would resources for helping the family member come from? It can be quite the balancing act. Situation: Cathy never expected her Aunt Trish would ever have needs. She was always super independent and someone she looked up to. So, [...]

Conservatorships & Reverse Mortgage Loans2023-10-15T17:40:07+00:00

Jessica’s Retirement Safety Net

Jessica has a good pension to augment her social security. But when larger expenses arise, she’s concerned her retirement safety net isn’t strong enough… Jessica has enough income to cover regular expenses in retirement.  But, when larger, unplanned costs started to crop up, she became concerned that her retirement safety net was not quite strong [...]

Jessica’s Retirement Safety Net2023-08-12T02:33:41+00:00

Persistence ~ Finding & Buying Your Forever Home

It takes persistence and the right team members to help you find and secure your forever home.  Conscientious, experienced and diligence in your Realtor and Loan Officer is invaluable when looking for a home closer to family in retirement.  Sharon faces some health issues.  That makes it harder to [...]

Persistence ~ Finding & Buying Your Forever Home2023-10-15T18:59:28+00:00

Care for the Caregivers

With all of the things we do to take care of our loved ones, it’s important to have support!  And, confidence in your retirement finances helps.  For caregivers in retirement, a reverse mortgage helps takes away a huge worry. The Story:  David is a busy guy.  Sarah, his lovely wife, and an adult child are [...]

Care for the Caregivers2023-01-27T17:04:14+00:00

Northwest Senior Resources – Getting Expert Help Could Save Your Life

By Sande George for NW Senior Resources Gladys is one of the 34.2 million caregivers who care for a family member with dementia.  She’s committed to caregiving because she feels it’s an act of love.  She wants to be there for her husband until “death do them part.” Unfortunately, caregivers experience high levels of stress [...]

Northwest Senior Resources – Getting Expert Help Could Save Your Life2017-05-22T19:31:38+00:00

Senior Home Moving Company

Hire a Professional Moving Company that will take extra care and patience needed when moving a senior. Moving is often very stressful for anybody.  But when you’ve been in the same house for 30, 40 even 50 years, it is especially hard. Spencer Scott of Willamette Express talks to Kim Dodge about their unique services [...]

Senior Home Moving Company2017-06-01T19:56:59+00:00

Rising Interest Rates & Your Buying Power

A lot of people start to get skittish about home buying when they hear interest rates rising, so I want to take a moment a remind our listeners of a few things.  Let me start by reframing the position of the home buyer by taking this perspective…Your buying POWER has almost never been higher… https://soundcloud.com/retirement-ready/rising-rates-your-home-purchasing-power-with-kim-dodge-mortgage-advisor [...]

Rising Interest Rates & Your Buying Power2017-05-22T19:53:04+00:00

Mortgage Consumer Protections

There are protections in place to protect consumers when getting a reverse mortgage. The HUD Counseling is mandatory for people seeking reverse mortgages. “HUD stands for Housing and Urban Development and the counseling is in place to protect the consumer” Says Kim. In this interview Kim Dodge talks with her colleague Des Lenz, who is the Director [...]

Mortgage Consumer Protections2017-06-01T19:53:56+00:00

Adult Home Assistance for your Loved Ones

Are you helping a senior in your life manage their medical care?  Joyce Sjoberg, owner of Aging Advisors PDX discusses with Kim Dodge of Usher Financial Group about her professional care management and elder care assessment services.  Aging Advisors is a geriatric care and adult home assistance firm that is located here in Portland Oregon. [...]

Adult Home Assistance for your Loved Ones2019-12-07T00:01:34+00:00

In Home Senior Salon Services

It can be difficult for some seniors to get needed salon services. To Your Door Spa & Salon offers in-home salon services and health care. When a person becomes less mobile, it can be more difficult to get out of your home for a haircut, manicure or pedicure. Kathy Peper, owner of To Your Door [...]

In Home Senior Salon Services2017-06-01T20:13:42+00:00
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