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Useful Retirement Finance Websites 

With acknowledgement to David Carboni, Ph.D., CFP, of DKC Retirement Associates LLC for his help in compiling these websites.

PLANNING FOR LIFE IN RETIREMENT (AND ENCORE CAREERS)

  1. AARP Experience Corps - good resource for tutoring and mentoring young people
  2. Coming of Age - has articles to explore what’s next in your life
  3. 2 Young 2 Retire - helps retirees discover purpose, callings, passions
  4. Retirement Jobs - for retiree job seekers

FINANCIAL PLANNING

  1. American Savings Education Council has “savings tools” to help with retirement  planning and saving
  2. MyMoney - calculators available for a wide array of financial planning goals, including retirement planning
  3. Mint.com - handy website to help keep track of spending
  4. T. Rowe Price - helps figure retirement goals and priorities and the risks to your plan
  5. MyFICO - use to obtain your credit score (300 to 850)
  6. Annual Credit Report – use to get your free credit report annually (Toll Free Number: 1-877-322-8228)
  7. Know Your Stuff – use to identify and keep track of possessions to help with homeowner’s insurance claims
  8. National Do Not Call Registry - register your phone, verify that your number is properly registered, or log a complaint about calls (1-888-382-1222)
  9. Mvelopes - software offering a variety of money management tools to keep better track of your personal budget
  10. Garrett Planning Network - nationwide network of independent, fee-only financial advisors

ESTATE PLANNING

  1. Elder Answers - reader-friendly news and explanations of Medicaid coverage of long-term care, Medicare benefits, estate planning, guardianship, and other legal issues affecting seniors
  2. Economic Security Planner - recommends how much life insurance you need
  3. Heirs.com - advises beneficiaries of trusts
  4. Insure.com - informative website on all types of insurance
  5. Law Made Easy - has many sample trusts
  6. Lawyers.com – consumer-friendly information from law publisher    
  7. Martindale-Hubbell - helps with commonly asked legal questions
  8. National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – lists attorneys specializing in protecting assets from long-term care expenses
  9. National Association of Estate Planners and Councils - professional association of estate planning attorneys
  10. NOLO Law for All - reliable books, software, and self-help legal materials

RETIREMENT HOUSING AND RELOCATION

  1. AARP on Reverse Mortgages
  2. Find Your Spot - a short online quiz to help you narrow down cities and towns to fit your criteria
  3. Great Places to Retire - compare cities and towns
  4. ePodunk - Information on cities, towns, and communities
  5. Home Exchange - Home exchange for vacations
  6. Kiplinger’s Retiree State-by-State Guide to Taxes
  7. National Center for Home Equity Conversion
  8. Retirement Living Information Center
  9. Moving.com - Find a moving company
  10. Senior Resource - information on making housing choices
  11. Sperling’s Best Places - information on housing costs, taxes, etc.

SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, AND LONG-TERM CARE

  1. Medicare Hotline: 1-800-633-4227.
  2. Social Security website - allows you to estimate benefits and provides practical program information -
  3. Medicare website - provides information on Medicare and allows you to locate physicians who accept Medicare assignment (MDs who participate in the program and agree to Medicare's rates and rules)
  4. Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services - offers useful information about the programs, with links to programs in every state
  5. National Council on Aging - lists community, state or federal programs
  6. Medicare Rights Center -non-profit group that helps consumers navigate the complex benefit and enrollment system
  7. State Health Insurance Assistance Program - provides free health insurance counseling and help either by telephone (800-633-4227) or in person
  8. National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information - U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services repository of useful information on long-term care
  9. National Association of Insurance Commissioners - provides a shopper’s guide to long-term care insurance
  10. American Health Insurance Plans - guide to long-term care insurance
  11. American Association of Long-term Care Insurance - explains LTC insurance and provides access to long-term care specialists
  12. Longevity Alliance -  provides quotes on long-term care insurance
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