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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.


  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


  1. American Savings Education Council has “savings tools” to help with retirement  planning and saving
  2. - U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension has interactive calculators to create a “spending plan”
  3. - calculators available for a wide array of financial planning goals, including retirement planning
  4. - handy website to help keep track of spending
  5. - helps figure retirement goals and priorities and the risks to your plan
  6. - use to obtain your credit score (300 to 850)
  7. – use to get your free credit report annually (Toll Free Number: 1-877-322-8228)
  8. – 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. - software offering a variety of money management tools to keep better track of your personal budget
  10. – offers wide array of financial calculators
  11. - nationwide network of independent, fee-only financial advisors


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


  1. - AARP on Reverse Mortgages
  5. - Home Exchange
  6. - Kiplinger’s Retiree State-by-State Guide to Taxes
  7. - National Center for Home Equity Conversion
  8. - Retirement Living Information Center
  9. - Retirement Relocation Center
  10. - Retirement Relocation Center
  11. - Sperling’s BestPlaces


  1. Medicare Hotline: 1-800-633-4227.
  2. - Social Security’s official website allows you to estimate benefits and provides practical program information -
  3. - 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. - Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services; offers much useful information, with links to programs in every state
  5. - National Council on Aging lists community, state or federal programs
  6. -non-profit group that helps consumers navigate the complex benefit and enrollment system
  7. - state-run 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 HHS-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. - guide to long-term care insurance, American Health Insurance Plans
  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