Money Mountaineering with Actuary Peter Neuwirth

Join us for this month’s episode of Money Mountaineering with Peter Neuwirth: Meet our guest — Mary Jo Lafaye, a licensed Home Equity Retirement Income (HECM) specialist with Mutual of Omaha Mortgage

Join Pete: November 29, 2022 at 2:30 PM Pacific

December 2022: A Note from Peter Neuwirth — I invite you to tune in for this week’s episode of my podcast and video show, Money Mountaineering, where for 30 minutes, financial experts help us answer the question: What’s your future worth?

Meet our guest: Mary Jo Lafaye, a licensed Home Equity Retirement Income (HECM) Specialist with Mutual of Omaha Mortgage

Today’s Topic: The practicalities of getting a reverse mortgage, the real-life considerations that individuals and couples need to make when deciding to get one, the challenges they may face and the psychological hurdles that many have to overcome to make a good decision as to whether or not to get one.

Pete asks Mary Jo:

  • Please tell me a little bit about your role with Mutual of Omaha and how you came to be an expert in Reverse Mortgages.
  • Let’s assume that someone has decided actually to get a reverse mortgage or thinks they might — how does one go about getting one? Do they just go to the Bank where they got their mortgage, or is there a different process?
  • What’s the catch?
  • What logistical hurdles do people have to overcome to get an RM?
  • What about the decision to get an RM? Surely RM is not for everyone. What sort of issues do you have to help your clients work through to help them get to the right decision on whether/when to get an RM?
  • Is it just the individual/couple you talk to, or are others (e.g., other family members, financial and legal advisors) that you typically talk to?

About our Guest: ​Mary Jo Lafaye is a licensed Home Equity Retirement Income (HECM) Specialist with Mutual of Omaha Mortgage. Prior to her current position, Mary Jo accumulated 19 years in the reverse mortgage field, including seven years with Security One Lending and five years with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. During this time, she earned numerous awards, including Wells Fargo Leader’s Club Member, with the highest customer service scores. She was chosen to train Private Bankers and Wealth Management Advisors on the most effective ways to employ this repayment-deferred line of credit as a retirement planning and cash-flow management tool to create more sustainable income throughout retirement.

Mary Jo is well-known as a trusted resource for retirees – she has taught HECM concepts to real estate finance students at the College of San Mateo and to those seeking their SRES designation. She has participated in panel discussions and delivered hundreds of seminars and talks to groups ranging from the Retired Firemen’s Association, Kaiser Permanente, Rotary Club, CPA Discussion Groups, CalCPA, SILVAR, SAMCAR, FPA, MAR, NorBAR, NAPFA, PFAC, Marin County Bar Association and many more. She enjoys educating and working with mature homeowners, their families, and their trusted advisors to secure long-term sustainable retirement solutions. She is also certified to offer complimentary one and two-hour Continuing Education (CE) classes for CFPs, CPAs, and Realtors.

Originally from Houston, Texas, Mary Jo has made the West Coast her home for more than three decades. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, hiking, yoga, cooking, and traveling. She is also conversational in Spanish, having traveled extensively throughout Mexico. Through donations for each funded loan, Mary Jo supports OxFam International and OxFam America in their mission to create a just world without poverty.

Contact Mary Jo: 415-259-4979 • info@maryjolafaye.com

Learn more at: MaryJoLafaye.com and 62cashflow.com/published

Click here to learn more about actuary and author Peter Neuwirth: www.PeterNeuwirth.com

Since graduating from Harvard with a degree in mathematics and linguistics in 1979, Peter Neuwirth has held actuary leadership positions at consulting firms including Aon, Hewitt Associates, Watson Wyatt Towers, Perrin, and Towers Watson. He also ran the actuarial firm Coates Kenney and spent a year at Price Waterhouse.

Currently a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, Pete regularly consults with the largest corporations in the world about their retirement plans with a focus on time risk and money.

“These fundamental concepts shape our world,” explains Pete, a sought-after speaker for professional conferences and frequently quoted in national mainstream and trade publications.

After being asked too many times: “What is an actuary, exactly?” Pete has written two books to answer another question: “How does an actuary think, and why does it matter?”

His first book, What’s Your Future Worth, is an accessible step-by-step guide to using the powerful concept of Present Value. Pete explains, “My goal is to help readers determine the value today of something that might happen in the future and evaluate outcomes that might arise from choosing one path instead of another.”

In his newest book, Money Mountaineering, Pete shares his views on the challenges we face to survive and thrive in a complex, uncertain, noisy and sometimes irrational wilderness. “I hope to help readers better understand the financial world they must live in and what they must do to make their way through it,” Pete shares.

Pete is also a senior consulting actuary for CapAcuity, a member of the University of Illinois Academy for Home Equity in Financial Planning, and the outside director at Rael & Letson. He is a longtime resident of Northern CA. Learn more at www.peterneuwirth.com.

Upcoming Podcasts

Previous Episodes
Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

Join us for this week’s episode of Money Mountaineering with Peter Neuwirth: Meet our guest — David Scharf, president-elect, Conference of Consulting Actuaries (CCA)

Join us: December 20, 2022, 5:30 PM Eastern / 2:30 PM Pacific A Note from Peter Neuwirth — I invite you to tune in for this week’s episode of my podcast and video show, Money Mountaineering, where for 30 minutes, financial experts help us answer the question: What’s your future worth? Meet our guest: David Scharf, president-elect, Conference of Consulting Actuaries (CCA) About David: ​As a principal and actuary based in Buck’s Secaucus, New Jersey office, David is a leader in the areas of innovation, executiveClick here to listen to the podcast!

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Join us for this month’s episode of Money Mountaineering with Peter Neuwirth: Meet our guest — Mary Jo Lafaye, a licensed Home Equity Retirement Income (HECM) specialist with Mutual of Omaha Mortgage

Join Pete: November 29, 2022 at 2:30 PM Pacific December 2022: A Note from Peter Neuwirth — I invite you to tune in for this week’s episode of my podcast and video show, Money Mountaineering, where for 30 minutes, financial experts help us answer the question: What’s your future worth? Meet our guest: Mary Jo Lafaye, a licensed Home Equity Retirement Income (HECM) Specialist with Mutual of Omaha Mortgage Today’s Topic: The practicalities of getting a reverse mortgage, the real-life considerations that individuals and couples need toClick here to listen to the podcast!

Saturday, October 1st, 2022

Join us for this month’s episode of Money Mountaineering with Actuary Peter Neuwirth: Meet our guest — Barry H. Sacks, PhD, JD, Reverse Mortgage/Retirement Portfolio Longevity Expert

October 2022: A Note from Actuary Peter Neuwirth — I invite you to tune in for this month’s episode of my podcast and video show, Money Mountaineering, where for 30 minutes, we learn from experts how to plan for your best financial future. Today’s Topic: From reverse mortgages to leaving a legacy, learn how to generate lifetime income Meet today’s guest: Barry H. Sacks Ph.D. earned his Ph.D. in semiconductor physics from M.I.T., then taught at U.C. Berkeley. He earned a J.D. fromClick here to listen to the podcast!

Thursday, September 1st, 2022

Let’s Go Money Mountaineering with Actuary and Author Peter Neuwirth: Welcome to Pete’s Podcast!

September 2022: A Note from Hope Katz Gibbs, producer, Inkandescent Radio — Hello and welcome to our first episode of a new show on the Inkandescent Radio network — Money Mountaineering with actuary Peter Neuwirth, FSA, FCA — entitled What’s Your Future Worth? I’m Hope Katz Gibbs, producer of the podcast network InkandescentRadio.com, and I am thrilled to be here today with Pete! About Pete: After graduating from Harvard College in 1979 with a degree in Mathematics and Linguistics, Pete wentClick here to listen to the podcast!

Friday, January 21st, 2022

Episode 49: Margaritas with Marguerita Cheng, CFP® Pro — Meet Peter Neuwirth, author of Money Mountaineering and What’s Your Future Worth

A Note from Marguerita Cheng, CFP® Pro — I invite you to tune in for this week’s episode of my podcast and video show, Margaritas with Marguerita, where for 15 minutes each Friday at 5 pm EST, women learn from industry experts how to flex their financial muscles live on Facebook. Meet our guest: Peter Neuwirth, author, Money Mountaineering: Using the Principles of Holistic Financial Wellness to Thrive in a Complex World and What’s Your Future Worth: Using Present Value to Make Better DecisionsClick here to listen to the podcast!