On May 7, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report revealing that an increasing number of older Americans are dealing with mortgage debt. Over the last ten years, the percentage of older Americans holding mortgage debt has risen from 22 percent to 30 percent, leading to less financial security among this group. At the same time, the CFPB issued an advisory to these consumers recommending that they avoid home equity loans and consider their mortgage pay-off date, retirement income and expenses when planning for retirement. For more, read the full news release.