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Rudri Bhatt Patel

Senior Content Writer

Rudri Bhatt Patel is an attorney-turned-writer, journalist, and educator. She currently serves as a senior content writer for Finance of America Reverse. In addition, her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Business Insider, JSTOR Daily, Saveur, Civil Eats, and numerous other local and national publications.



Ms. Patel does not represent the company as counsel. Her articles are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.

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Articles by Rudri Bhatt Patel

A senior woman taking advantage of educational resources for seniors
5 Min. Read

Educational Resources for Seniors

You may have said goodbye to your school days many years ago, but there are compelling reasons to revisit your education in retirement. Here's a few places to start.

A couple learning about reverse mortgage eligibility requirements
3 Min. Read

Reverse Mortgage Eligibility Requirements

Understanding the eligibility requirements of a reverse mortgage can be helpful in deciding if these financial vehicles are right for you.

A couple on the beach contemplating the horizon and their estate plan
7 Min. Read

Estate Planning Basics: What’s Included and 6 Steps to Make Yours

Estate plans are essential to retirement planning, but that doesn't mean they need to be intimidating or complicated. Here's what they are and how to make one.

Women doing yoga and finding happiness in retirement
3 Min. Read

Attaining Bliss: Finding Fulfillment After Retirement

If you're struggling to find happiness in retirement, these tips and strategies can help get you on a better track.

A couple learning about reverse mortgage interest rates
7 Min. Read

How Do Reverse Mortgage Interest Rates Work?

Interest rates accrue and get paid differently on a reverse mortgage than on other loans, here's what potential borrowers need to know.

A mother and daughter writing a family history together
5 Min. Read

Writing Your Family History: Tips for Non-Writers 

Writing a family history and committing treasured stories to paper makes a meaningful heirloom to pass on to future generations. Here's where to start.

A senior couple hiking safetly
5 Min. Read

6 Hiking Tips for Seniors

Whether hiking is a new hobby, or a lifelong passion, these six tips will help keep safe and healthy on the trail.

Older man asking what is a pension
3 Min. Read

What Is a Pension?

Less common than they once were, pensions are savings vehicles for retirement. Here's who gets one and how they work.

A woman using a smart thermostat in her home
4 Min. Read

Assistive Technology Products for Older People

Chances are if there's something in your life you'd like to make easier, there's a device or gadget to help you.

Couple contemplating a cash-out refi vs. a reverse mortgage in their kitchen
4 Min. Read

Cash-Out Refi Versus Reverse Mortgage

Deciding which type of loan is best suited to your needs can be tricky. Here's a rundown of the differences between a cash-out refinance vs. a reverse mortgage.

Couple moving into the home they bought with a home equity conversion mortgage for purchase
4 Min. Read

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage for Purchase Explained 

Reverse mortgages aren't just for homes you already own. You can use one to purchase a new home as well.