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Old 12-20-2013, 05:38 PM   #21
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Unrealistic dreams?.....you mean not every retiree living in the Villages is 65, thin, athletic, and a social butterfly with a beautiful set of teeth?
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:38 PM   #22
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Former Senator/actor Fred Thompson doing ads for reverse mortgages. That's a hoot!
Those just crack me up! The way he tosses 'Jesse' a coin, and 'Jesse' hands him his morning paper (or whatever it is) w/o asking. Like that adds some sort of legitimacy to the sales pitch? Do the ad creators really think this is effective? Is there some subset of the population that would say "Oh, that nice man has a really good relationship with the guy at the news stand - I think I will buy whatever he is selling!". Really?

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Old 12-21-2013, 03:09 PM   #23
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I always held Mr. Thompson in high regard from his acting career and his time as a US Senator, but when I saw him hawking reverse mortgages, my opinion of him dropped - a lot. I wonder if he really knows what he is hawking or just doesn't care. Sad either way.
He probably needs the money. Perhaps the reverse mortgage on his house didn't pay enough to maintain his desired lifestyle.
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A funny one is where the lady is portrayed as living "for ever". Hang gliding when she is 110 yrs old etc. I found it. Raymond James commercial. 187 years old?



About as realistic as having Raymond James charging low fees.
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:02 AM   #25
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The most inspiring retirement "commercial" for me:

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Old 12-23-2013, 07:28 AM   #26
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Here's a good one.

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Old 12-23-2013, 11:54 AM   #27
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Henry Winkler is now doing ads for reverse mortgages too. Disappointing - never thought the "Fonz" would sink to that to make a buck.
Yes, terrible... what kind of example is he setting for Chachi
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Here's a good one.
I had to send that link to a couple of recently-retired relatives.
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Old 12-23-2013, 05:19 PM   #29
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Henry Winkler is now doing ads for reverse mortgages too. Disappointing - never thought the "Fonz" would sink to that to make a buck.
And don't forget Robert Wagner!
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I laugh at the actors they get to play retired people. Very fit young looking 40 year olds with grey hair. Nothing like the retired people I know.
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