Jennifer Nelson

Freelance Writer

Jennifer Nelson is a Florida-based writer who covers money, lifestyle, and retirement issues. She considers most of her financial assignments research fodder for her own retirement one day. Her work appears at U.S. News & World Report, Investopedia, Credit Karma, The Franklin Prosperity Report, AARP, and PBS Next Avenue.

Articles by Jennifer Nelson

People discussing alternatives to a heloc with an advisor
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Alternatives to a HELOC

A home equity line of credit is only one of many ways to access equity you've accrued in your home. Here is a list and explanation of other options.

People enjoying a sunny morning on their deck
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How Home Equity Can Help With Retirement

Many people overlook home equity as a source of funds for retirement. Learn about different vehicles for tapping into the equity in your home.

Man using home improvement tips to upgrade a door in his home
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7 Home Improvement Tips for Retirees

Staying in your home as you age may require some alterations. These tips can help you pinpoint places that will need updating.

Retired couple organizing and decluttering their attic
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Decluttering Tips for Retirees

A lifetime of making memories often leads to a house full of stuff. Here's what to do when you're running out of space.

home equity conversion mortgage application
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What Is a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage?

A home equity conversion mortgage is a reverse mortgage insured by the FHA. Here’s a guide to how they work and who might qualify.