AARP is a nonprofit membership organization of persons 50 and older dedicated to addressing their needs and interests. This site offers a wealth of information on all aspects of retirement.

“Developed and maintained by The National Council on Aging (NCOA), BenefitsCheckUp is the nation’s most comprehensive Web-based service to screen for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources. BenefitsCheckUp includes more than 1,550 public and private benefits programs from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.”

Choose to Save® Program – Savings Tips 
The Choose to Save® Program is a national program, developed by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, which seeks to raise “awareness about the need to plan and save for long-term personal financial security.”

Reverse Mortgages: Get the Facts Before Cashing in on Your Home’s Equity
The Federal Trade Commission has information on reverse mortgages that will help seniors to understand how reverse mortgages work, the types of reverse mortgages available, and how to get the best deal.

Social Security Online: Plan Your Retirement 
The Social Security Administration’s Plan Your Retirement webpage offers links to information on Social Security benefits by birth year, on factors affecting retirement benefits, and on other frequently asked questions. Helpful links allow you to calculate your benefits and to apply for retirement online.

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