Richelle Hopkins

Age 41

My favorite thing about being a woman over 40 is my income earning potential is at my prime! I have been in my industry since I was 24 years old. It has been a long farming process, planting a lot of seeds, watering them and now I get to experience a grand harvest. This has also resulted in a great opportunity to give. I am mature enough to manage a successful business mindset, while realizing it is not just about me. The more people I can spread the love (money) with, the happier my world has become.

I am living my most extraordinary life right now by knowing who I AM! By this time in my life, I am fully aware of who I am and not who others say I am! This allows me to feel alive and my experiences are richer and more exciting! I feel free each day when I wake up! 

In the next decade, I aspire to 1) Make HECM Reverse Mortgages a normal, household mortgage just like a traditional mortgage. People view these as a second-class mortgage, because of miseducation. For the last 18 years, it has been my passion to help people understand how utilizing housing wealth can redesign their retirement. 2) Open a barefoot beach rum bar cafe! I love traveling and Jamaica has stolen my heart. I want to create a space here in the states where people can gather and experience great food, love and joy, just like what I experience when visiting the island.

When I saw my portraits for the first time, I felt like I was looking through the lens of my husband! He ALWAYS tells me how beautiful I am, to the degree where I question if it is because of the love that has developed through our 19 years of marriage. He reassures me that I am the most beautiful woman that he has ever met, both inside and out. I know how beautiful my heart is, and after seeing these pictures, I understood why he thinks I am the most beautiful person that he has met, both inside and OUT!