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NEW YORK, July 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network who are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area.

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EXPERT ALERTS

  • Reverse Mortgages: Housing Wealth for Retirees
  • The Economic Issues of Splitting up California
  • Planning for Your Child's College Education
  • Sparking STEM Innovation Through Teacher Fellowships

MEDIA JOBS

  • Senior Reporter / Editor – EGR Global, part of Pageant Media (New York)
  • Video Reporter – Arabian Business (Dubai)
  • Money & Politics Reporter – MarketWatch (DC)

OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES

  • The ABCs of digital journalism tools: Helpful apps and sites to make your job easier
  • Their Stories Will Not Be Forgotten: Media Responds to Annapolis Shooting
  • Blog Profiles: Craft Beer Blogs

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EXPERT ALERTS

Reverse Mortgages: Housing Wealth for Retirees

Steve Irwin
Executive Vice President
National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association
Washington, DC
Last month, the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association reported that housing wealth for homeowners 62 and older grew to $6.82 Trillion in Q1 2018 - that's according to the NRMLA/RiskSpan Reverse Mortgage Market Index. Says Irwin: "The numbers tell a reassuring story about housing wealth in an era when large numbers of retirees and near-retirees fear running out of money before the end of their lives. Homeowners 62 and older can responsibly tap some of the home equity they've built over time to stabilize wobbly retirement stools and support their longevity. One way to do that is with a reverse mortgage, which is the only mortgage that was designed for older people who are either no longer working or transitioning out of the full-time workforce, and who want to stay in their own home for as long as possible."
Irwin can discuss how home equity can be tapped and incorporated into an overall retirement funding plan with a reverse mortgage. He can also explain how reverse mortgages work, the loan process and consumer protections in place for borrowers, and discuss industry trends.
Websites:www.nrmlaonline.org, www.reversemortgage.org
Contact:Jenny Werwa, jwerwa@dworbell.com 

The Economic Issues of Splitting up California
Nate Cline, Ph.D.
Professor, Economics
University of Redlands
Dr. Cline is a recognized expert in U.S. and international economics and finance who is available to speak on the economic impact of splitting up California: "The economic issues associated with a California split can be thought of in the short and long run. First, in the short run, it is clear that an enormous amount of money would have to be spent in order to disentangle a host of issues, ranging from how to divide California's outstanding debt to how to handle major infrastructure assets. It's difficult to estimate the full cost of this transition because the proposal remains vague on the issues, but it is certain the number will be large."
Website: www.redlands.edu
Contact: Jennifer Dobbs, jennifer_dobbs@redlands.edu

Planning for Your Child's College Education
Steven Sirot
Co-Founder
CBRG
Think helping your child afford a college education is difficult when you are in an intact marriage? It's even harder if you're divorced or separated. According to a New York Times report, "Married parents can meet 77% of their child's financial needs in paying for college, while divorced parents can only meet 42% of that need." With 4 million college students in the United States with parents that are either separated or divorced (source: NYU Steinhardt Department of Applied Psychology), it's important to make sure you are planning correctly. Says Sirot: "A divorce should not be a roadblock to a child's long-term education goals. A college education is a necessity for success in today's competitive world."
Sirot is co-founder of College Benefits Research Group, which helps families find the right fit for their child financially, academically and socially, and now offers mediation services tailored to parents going through separation or divorce. CBRG is the only college planning firm that is offering this type of college/planning/mediation resource. To date, they have presented at NJICLE and at the NJ Association of Mediators.
Contact: Amy Delman, amydelmanpr@verizon.net 

Sparking STEM Innovation Through Teacher Fellowships
Shari Liss
CEO
Ignited
"Connecting business leaders and scientists with teachers transforms the classroom experience, inspiring students to become the next generation of innovators."
Liss is CEO of Ignited, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Silicon Valley focused on transforming STEM education by connecting teachers with local businesses. Ignited was founded in 1985 by a consortium of technology companies and universities. Originally called Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education (IISME), the organization has provided fellowships for educators in the San Francisco Bay area and beyond for over three decades. Going forward as Ignited, they are expanding their programs to accomplish even more and change the future of education.
Website: www.igniteducation.org 
Contact: Michelle Tennant, Michelle@WasabiPublicity.com

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MEDIA JOBS

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  • Senior Reporter / Editor – EGR Global, part of Pageant Media (New York)
  • Video Reporter – Arabian Business (Dubai)
  • Money & Politics Reporter – MarketWatch (DC)

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OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES

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  • Their Stories Will Not Be Forgotten: Media Responds to Annapolis Shooting. Reactions from the media about journalism, safety, and the freedom of the press: https://prn.to/annapolisgazette

  • Blog Profiles: CRAFT BEER Blogs. Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that do a great job contributing to the conversation. This week, we look at craft beer blogs: http://bit.ly/2v15HDg 

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