Are reverse mortgages an option for seniors who want to avoid nursing homes?

The full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the senior population is becoming clearer. According to recent estimates reported by the Washington Post, nearly 9 in 10 deaths attributable to COVID-19 were people aged 65 or older. Another pandemic-related point of clarity is related to older Americans who reside in nursing homes. Based on new … Read more

The ‘skin of our planet’ is in danger. Here’s how scientists are trying to save it

Biological soil crusts, which some researchers describe as “the living skin of the Earth,” are a diverse community of organisms — microbes, fungi, plants and lichens — that plays a crucial role in managing entire ecosystems. And they’re in trouble. From deserts to polar regions, dryland ecosystems support about one-third of the human population and … Read more

2022 All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced

2022 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention Baylor: Monaray Baldwin (WR), Jacob Gall (OLoY), Gabe Hall (DL), Gavin Holmes (KR/PR), Siaki Ika (DLoY), Matt Jones (LB), Devin Lemear (DB, DFoY), John Mayers (PK), Micah Mazzccua (OL), Grant Miller (OL), Mark Milton (DB), Isaac Power (P), Hal Presley (WR), Richard Reese (RB), … Read more

Congressional science and technology capacity is stronger than you think

Advances in science and technology can quickly become indispensable in our daily lives and to the nation as a whole. Congress needs reliable, timely information on topics related to science and technology as rapid developments increase complexity and affect the economy, national security and more.  At the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), we have responded … Read more

The Best Car Insurance Companies of November 2022

Car insurance is a necessary expense for most Americans, since driving without it is illegal and public transportation options are limited outside of major U.S. cities. Insuring a vehicle can be costly, especially if you’re a new driver or insuring a luxury car, but it can save you tens of thousands of dollars in case … Read more

Reverse Mortgage Funding files for bankruptcy

Reverse Mortgage Funding and its parent company Reverse Mortgage Investment Trust have filed for Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Delaware. RMF suspended all origination activity earlier this month; more recently, the company conducted layoffs. A statement from RMIT did not specify how many positions were terminated, but a published report in … Read more