Retirement is supposed to be the best time of your life, the reward for your decades of hard work. A time to not worry about the things you've been worrying about your whole life, especially money. Unfortunately, many seniors find themselves worrying not just about money but also about avoiding the foreclosure of their largest asset, their home, in their golden years.
While dealing with the prospect of foreclosure is never easy, it can be especially difficult for retired people, the elderly, and those on a fixed income. People plan so that the expenses for the rest of their life can be paid from their Social Security benefits, retirement plan, and savings before they retire. But sometimes there are unexpected expenses that throw everything out of balance and leave a retiree unable to pay their mortgage.