| ||EarlEBird.com |
Annuity Investments Made Easy
Is it really true that you can find all the information you need on the web? Until now, there was at least one piece missing: it was nearly impossible for seniors to find trustworthy information on annuity investments -- information from a third-party source, rather than an insurance company or agent trying to sell a product.
Earl E. Bird wants to use his twenty years of financial experience to look out for our nation's seniors, and that's why he started the most comprehensive annuity blog that looks out for consumers first.
EarlEBird.com is an annuity blog dedicated to public advocacy and freedom of information, where you can finally find simplified term definitions and straightforward facts about annuities and other options for protecting and growing your nest egg. Earl and the gang want to help senior citizens spread their wings and take control of their finances, and that's why he's the crusader for the American saver!
| ||Day One of Retirement |
What Will Your Day One of Retirement Be Like?
With over 10,000 people retiring in the U.S. everyday, the big question gets asked, "What are you going to do in retirement?"
Not only is it a frequent question...it's an exciting question...a scary question. We obviously have bloggers, writers and regular people sharing their retirement and empty nest stories here on Stage of Life, but we also think future AND current retirees should check out Prudential's "Day One" project.
Check out the retirement video testimonials, retirement statistics, and other retirement resources provided by Prudential's Day One project website. This ambitious and creative project gets a thumbs up from Stage of Life.
| ||Money Crashers |
With the uncertain future of Social Security, Baby Boomers are going to face a different set of challenges regarding retirement. Money Crashers can help you stay on track to ensure that you'll live comfortably during your retirement and during the years leading up to it. Learn frugal life skills, simple ways to reduce your utility bill, and how to prepare and plan for retirement. You may even want to learn more about investing in stocks and bonds for beginners. If you need help with your everyday finances, or simply want to learn new and unique ways to save and spend smartly, Money Crashers can provide you with the ideas that you need.
| ||Tips to Filling Your Free Time |
Filling The Void Of Time
Stage of Life's Retirement/Empty Nest editor, Greg, suggested this article from Wikihow. This article gives a great perspective and ideas on how to cope with all of this time and emotion and make it a benefit for yourself and/or your spouse in this important time of change and transition.
| ||Hyde Schools |
Articles and Advice for Parents
Stage of Life's Retirement/Empty Nest editor, Greg, suggested the Hyde Schools press page as a great resource for parents of all ages. The site features articles about starting the school year on a good foot, building character in your children, bullying, and has advice from parenting experts Malcom and Laura Gauld.
| ||SilverPlanet.com |
How to Find a Professional Geriatric Care Manager
SilverPlanet.com: Silver Planet® helps Boomers guide their parents to age in place by providing services and products related to aging at home and housing options. Its Silver Advisors™ are professional geriatric care managers who provide phone consultations on preventing falls, navigating Medicare, evaluating senior driving challenges, and other issues Boomers must resolve while caring for an aging loved one. Silver Advisors clarify concerns, suggest a plan of action, help prioritize next steps, and furnish personalized written reports and recommendations. For a limited time, the first 15 minutes of selected consultations are free. Click here to learn more.
Silver Planet combines its personalized advisory services with relevant, high-quality content from nationally known speakers and authors, timely webinars, blogs, and senior scam alerts in one place, making it an essential resource for Boomers.
| ||Choose to Save.org |
Will You Run Out of Money In Retirement?
ChooseToSave.org: The biggest question many of us face is "HOW DO I PREPARE FOR RETIREMENT?" ChoosetoSave.org is a non-profit site managed by the Employee Benefit Research Institute that answers the tough and crucial questions that determine the planning necessary to achieve a comfortable retirement...
- "How much do I you should save for retirement?"
- "How long will I live?"
- "What will be the impact on my take home pay if I increase my contribution to my 401(k) plan?"
- "What kind of person am I - a planner, saver, struggler, impulsive, or denier?"
On the site, you'll find interactive calculators and quizzes that will be instrumental in helping plan for retirement. NOTE - ChoosetoSave.org was mentioned on the Today Show in a segment entitled, "Do You Have Enough Money Saved for Retirement". Watch clip of that retirement feature on our Video page.
| ||Mint.com |
Free Budget Planning and Financial Management for Baby Boomers+
Mint.com: If you are nearing or in retirement, discover the best FREE money management system you can use to organize your finances. Mint.com is a secure, online planner to help you budget and organize your family's finances while at the same time planning for life's financial milestones whether it be saving for your grandchildren's college education, buying a new house, planning a home improvement, saving for a vacation, looking ahead to retirement, etc.
It takes about five to ten minutes to set up, and you can view all of your financial information in one place. Money Magazine gives it a four-star rating and everyone from the New York Times to Good Morning America are raving about this free, simple, personal finance planner and money mangement tool.
Stage of Life staff have tested it, use it and warmly recommend it.
| ||Health Plans of America.com |
Compare, Shop and Save on Medicare with FREE Health Insurance Quotes
Health Plans of America is dedicated to helping people find affordable health insurance. Health Plans of America is not a health insurance company. They are one of the largest and most trusted sources for competitive health insurance quotes. Whether you’re a retiring or just trying to save money, they can help you learn more about your options, request free quotes, compare plans from different insurers, and lower your costs.
| ||Resources for your Post-Retirement Career |
8 Websites to Inspire Your Career After Retirement
Check out these eight website picks for the places where you’ll find information and inspiration on your post-retirement career . Submitted by Certified Retirement Coach, Lin Schreiber.
| ||Seniors for Living.com |
Resource for Baby Boomers to Find Housing and Care for their Aging Relatives
This is a resource to help baby boomers, or children of any age, find housing, care and nursing facilities for aging relatives or parents no longer able to care for themselves. Submitted by Seniors for Living.