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Useful Retirement 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. www.money2000.org - U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension has interactive calculators to create a “spending plan”
  3. www.mymoney.gov - calculators available for a wide array of financial planning goals, including retirement planning
  4.  www.mint.com - handy website to help keep track of spending
  5. www.troweprice.ready-2-retire.info-tool - helps figure retirement goals and priorities and the risks to your plan
  6. www.myfico.com - use to obtain your credit score (300 to 850)
  7. www.annualcreditreport.com – use to get your free credit report annually (Toll Free Number: 1-877-322-8228)
  8. www.knowyourstuff.org – use to identify and keep track of possessions to help with homeowner’s insurance claims National “Do Not Call List”: 1-888-382-1222
  9. www.Mvelops.com-budgeting - software offering a variety of money management tools to keep better track of your personal budget
  10. www.dinkeytown.net – offers wide array of financial calculators
  11. www.garrettplanningnetwork.com - nationwide network of independent, fee-only financial advisors

ESTATE PLANNING

  1. www.actec.com-professional - certification association for estate planning attorneys, with lists of certified attorneys nationwide
  2. www.elderlawanswers.com - offers pdf booklet-
  3. www.esplanner.com-identify - recommends how much life insurance you need
  4. www.heirs.net - advises beneficiaries of trusts
  5. www.insure.com - informative website on all types of insurance
  6. www.laweasy.com - has many sample trusts
  7. www.lawyers.com – consumer-friendly information from law publisher    
  8. www.martindale.com - Martindale-Hubbell helps with commonly asked questions
  9. www.legalzoom.com - has examples of many simple legal documents.
  10. www.mystatewill.com - lists each state’s laws of intestacy
  11. www.naela.org - National Association of Elder Law Attorneys – lists attorneys specializing in protecting assets from long-term care expenses
  12. www.NAEPC.org - professional association of estate planning attorneys
  13. www.nolo.com - reliable books, software, and self-help legal materials

RETIREMENT HOUSING AND LOCATION

  1. www.aarp.org/revmort - AARP on Reverse Mortgages
  2. www.FindYourSpot.com
  3. www.GreatPlacestoRetire.com
  4. www.epodunk.com
  5. www.HomeExchange.com - Home Exchange InternationalLiving.com
  6. Kiplinger.com/links/taxmap - Kiplinger’s Retiree State-by-State Guide to Taxes
  7. www.reverse.org - National Center for Home Equity Conversion
  8. www.retirementliving.com - Retirement Living Information Center
  9. www.virtualrelocation.com - Retirement Relocation Center
  10. www.seniorresource.com - Retirement Relocation Center
  11. www.bestplaces.net) - Sperling’s BestPlaces

SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, AND LONG-TERM CARE

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