Using a reverse mortgage to get by

Using a reverse mortgage to get by

How a typical couple might use a reverse mortgage in retirement


To learn more about whether this strategy is right for you, read “Home equity: A retirement fallback plan.”


Notes: All amounts indexed for inflation, except for the reverse mortgage draw, which continues for 15 years if interest rates do not increase. CPP benefits are estimated based on careers in average-paying jobs. At this income level, taxes for seniors are zero at the federal level and in many provinces.