Retirement Resources

Below is a listing of some helpful resources.  While not a comprehensive list it presents some starting points of interest. UWRA cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided by linked sites. Linking to a web site does not constitute an endorsement by UWRA.

American Savings Education Council www.choosetosave.org. This site includes information about the programs of ASEC to promote savings as well as:

  • Ballpark Estimate - a worksheet designed to help individuals quickly identify approximately how much savings they will need to live comfortably in retirement.  
  • Calculators. A wide variety of calculators on subjects ranging from auto to stocks.  Check out "retirement calculators".  
  • Brochures.  Under this choice you will find a variety of subjects.  All are worth looking at, but particularly, check out “The Power to Choose.” 

AARP http://www.aarp.org/. This site contains a variety of information on retirement planning and concerns. 

 
About.Com, http://retireplan.about.com. Useful set of links to many resources as well as articles on timely issues. 
 
Aging in Place, http://ageinplace.com/. Useful information to help prepare for changes in your life as you grow older; and how planning, regardless of your age, can assist in building a quality retirement life. 
 
Village Concept Promotes Aging in Place: Article on Village option: http://www.todaysgeriatricmedicine.com/news/ex_071310_03.shtml. Village to Village Network - Find if there is a Village near you:  http://vtvnetwork.org/
 
AnnuityFYI, http://www.annuityfyi.com/guide-calculators.html.  Provides numerous links to a variety of retirement tools and calculators.   
 
Benefitscheckup.Org, http://www.benefitscheckup.org.  A free service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans which you or a loved one may qualify for. The questionnaire takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Then, BenefitsCheckUp explains what benefit programs you may be eligible for and how to apply for them. NOTE: BenefitsCheckUp is completely confidential. It does not require you name, address, phone number, SS#, or other information that could be used to identify you.
 
Health Resources, https://www.usa.gov/health. A site to hlep you find health resources from the government. 
 
Health Risk Calculators, http://www.calculators.org/health/aging.php. 22 Senior Health Risk Calculators for Healthy Aging. 
 
Identity Theft Resources: Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information - steps to take if a victim of identity theft: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0277-create-identity-theft-report, http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/repairing-identity-theft. Identity Theft Protection Reviews: http://www.reviews.com/identity-theft-protection-services/.


International Living, www.internationalliving.com. If you're interested in traveling or living abroad youll want to check out this site. 

 
The Investor's Clearinghouse, http://www.investoreducation.org. Drawing on investor education materials from such diverse groups as the Investment Company Institute, the National Association of Securities Dealers, the American Association of Individual Investors, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Securities Industry Association, the Alliance for Investor Education Web site includes a number of novel features. 
 
Marketwatch:http://www.marketwatch.com/retirement. The retirement section of this financial site is loaded with articles on the latest development, resources, and issues. There are also many articles on financial issues relating to retirement.
 
Medicare: http://www.medicare.gov.  The official government website which provides information about the parts of Medicare, what's new, and how to find Medicare plans, facilities, or providers.  Medicare Cost Overview:  http://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/index.html 
 
MetLife, www.metlife.com. A site with a wide variety of topics.  Under Life Advice Series you will find a comprehensive assortment of advice items.  Under the box on Retirement you will also find a variety of topics related to retirement planning and tools to help you calculate your needs.
 
MSN Moneycentral, http://moneycentral.msn.com/retirement/. This site contains many articles on retirement financial issues as well as a download of a trial of planning software.
 
MortgageLoan.com, http://www.mortgageloan.com/seniors.  A guide to some real estate and mortgage options for seniors.  
 
MotleyFool.Com, http://fool.com/retirement/. A library of articles and tools from experts in retirement planning.  
 
Mutual of America, www.mutualofamerica.com. This site contains a wealth of information that ranges from retirement planning to managing your retirement income. Also explains the various financial instruments for savings (IRAs, Roth IRAs, annuities, etc.).  
 
National Association of Insurance Commissioners,  www.naic.org:  This site has a variety of topics under the Consumer Resources tab. 
 
SeniorPrograms.Comhttp://www.seniorprograms.com/useful.html. Provides links to useful sites for older adults.
 
TurboTax IRA Calculator:http://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/calculators/ira/. Explore tax implications of IRA contributions. 
 
USA.GOV,Click Here. Find government resources for seniors on money, housing, health, consumer protection, and more.
 
US Department of Health and Human Services, Click here for a Pocket Guide to Staying Healthy at 5O+.  
 
US Department of Labor has several items of interest at http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/retirement/.  Included are: Top 10 Ways to Prepare for Retirement and Savings Fitness, http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/retirement/consumerinfpension.htm.