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The Housing Wealth Institute
Where Reverse Mortgages Meet Retirement Planning
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Teaching Financial Professionals About Reverse Mortgages
We specialize in training financial advisors on how to have educated conversations about reverse mortgages.
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What We Do

We Teach Advisors How to Have Educated Conversations about Reverse Mortgages

We specialize in training financial advisors on how to have educated conversations about reverse mortgages. Our goal is to equip advisors with the insights they need to incorporate housing wealth into comprehensive retirement plans, benefiting both their clients and their practices.

Who We Are

The Housing Wealth Institute with Don Graves,
RICP®, CLTC®, CSA® Certified Senior Advisor

We are dedicated to educating financial professionals on the strategic integration of reverse mortgages into retirement planning. Our mission is to empower advisors with the knowledge and tools they need to enhance their clients’ financial security.

Meet Don Graves

Don Graves, RICP®, CLTC®, CSA®
Certified Senior Advisor

Don has distilled his extensive experience into practical, back-of-the-napkin concepts. His strategies help asset managers, insurance agents, and hybrid advisors attract new clients, strengthen existing relationships, and generate more revenue.

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How We Do It

Engaging and Educational Formats

Our methods are designed to be interactive, informative, and tailored to the needs of financial professionals.

Three Ways to Work with Don Graves


Don Graves offers comprehensive educational resources on reverse mortgages though seminars, webinars, articles and personalized educational sessions.

Consultation and Case Design

Don collaborates closely with financial professionals to tailor specific strategies that integrate reverse mortgages into holistic retirement plans.

Equity Release Assistance

Don partners with a specialized team to facilitate the reverse mortgage origination process from consultation to closing.



What Others Are Saying!

TOM HEGNA, CLU, CHFC, CASL Economist, Speaker, and Best-Selling Author

“I was skeptical of reverse mortgages...but, Don shows you things [about them] you had no idea were even available. When you combine housing wealth with other retirement assets, a whole new dimension is added to what can be accomplished.”

DAVID MCKNIGHT Best-Selling Author, Power of Zero: The Tax Train is Coming

“The thought leaders have spoken, and I concur, when you utilize reverse mortgages, you increase the likelihood of a positive outcome in retirement.”

DR. ROBERT C. MERTON Distinguished Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School & Nobel Laureate – Economics 1997

“Reverse Mortgages are a potential solution to the global retirement funding crisis.”

DR. ROBERT “BOB” JOHNSON, CFA®, CAIA® Past President, The American College of Financial Services

“Don’s expertise in the area of HECM education set the bar in the RICP program at the American College as well as within our very own industry walls. His knack to completely flip the connotation of the reverse mortgage and communicate complex strategies with ease and enthusiasm during his training workshops is a specific strength of his I admire greatly.”

HEATHER SCHREIBER, RICP, NSSA Founder and President of HLS Retirement Consulting, LLC

“Don opened my eyes to a stream of tax-free wealth for individuals in diverse categories. I have adopted what I learned from Don about using a HECM into my consulting practice.”

JOE JORDAN International Speaker, Behavioral Finance Expert

“Like many in the financial service world, I was very skeptical of reverse mortgages. Don Graves helped me over that skepticism."

JAMIE HOPKINS ESQ., LLM, CFP®, CHFC®, CLU®, RICP® CEO of Bryn Mawr Capital Management

“After working with Don Graves at the American College, my opinion on reverse mortgages was turned upside down. Through powerful words and simplified language, Don will transform your perception and provide impactful strategies”

C.W. Copeland, Ph.D., ChFC®, CLU®, RICP® Assistant Professor at The American College for Financial Services

"Every financial advisor worth their salt should have a cursory knowledge of reverse mortgages, in order to, at a minimum, factor them out of their client's equation."

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