10/17/2012 09:42 am ET

A Risky Lifeline for the Elderly Is Costing Some Their Homes

The very loans that are supposed to help seniors stay in their homes are in many cases pushing them out. Reverse mortgages, which allow homeowners 62 and older to borrow money against the value of their homes and not pay it back until they move out or die, have long been fraught with problems.

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