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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. www.aarp.org/experience-corp - good resource for tutoring and mentoring young people
  2. www.comingofage.org - has articles to explore what’s next in your life
  3. www.2Young2Retire.com - helps retirees discover later life callings & passions
  4. www.retirementjobs.com - for retiree job seekers
  5. www.retirebrains.com - for retiree job seekers

FINANCIAL PLANNING

  1. www.asec.org - 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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