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Baby Boomer Essential Retirement Links

Baby Boomer's Essential Retirement Links: A Survival Guide for the Newly Retired

Updated March 23, 2019 -- Either you just retired, or you are planning for it happening soon. This will probably be the biggest change in your life in a long, long time. Fortunately you are a lot smarter than you used to be. This time around you understand that asking for help can be a good thing! The editors at have compiled a list of helpful links that can help you put your finger on all the facts and resources you need to make smarter decisions.  If you have suggestions for other useful links, please feel free to Contact  Us.

Financial Retirement Calculators
FIRECALC Retirement Calculator  - Editor's Pick!
Motley Fool Calculator
CNN Money
Bloomberg Calculator
MSNBC Calculator

Mortgage Rate Calculators and Information
Mortgage Guide for Seniors
Mortgage Loan Calculator
Compare Mortgage & CD Rates
Reverse Mortgages Costing the Unwary Their Homes

Most Tax-Friendly States for Retirement
State and Local Tax Burdens - from the Tax Foundation
Wills and Estates
5 Reasons to Consider Converting to a Roth IRA

Home Buying and Pricing How Much is Your House Worth?
National Association of Realtors Home Prices by Metropolitan Area
U.S. Census Bureau Facts about communities
FBI Crime Facts
Walkability Score - Enter an address, find out what you can walk to from there
List of 55+ and Active Adult Community Builders

Where to Live  (of course!)
How to Find Out What It's Like to Retire - Anywhere!
Certified Retirement Communities
100 Best Places to Retire
City- Data's Comprehensive Facts about Communities
Worst States for Retirement

General Facts about Retirement... and Anything Else too
Wikipedia - Facts About Everything
Wikipedia Retirement Community
Community Associations Network (Homeowners Assoc. Information)

AARP's Create the Good   Editor's Pick!
Senior Corps

Eldercare Advice and Resources

  Social Security
What You Don't Know About Social Security Might Hurt You
Taxation of Social Security Benefits
Social Security Claiming Guide

So You Are Turning 65- Medicare 101
Forms, Help & Resources at Medicare
Finding a Hospital
Long Term Care Insurance - Should You or Shouldn't You
Home Adaptions for the Disabled

Medicare Carrier Information

Medicare carriers are listed in The Medicare Handbook, also available from any Social Security Administration office and online at:
Plan Choices. Call 1-800-MEDICARE or visit

Baby Boomer Miscellaneous
Suddenly Senior
Baby Boomers with An Active Lifestyle
Senior Info Center
Guide to Best Charities
Self Help from
Life Expectancy and Years Free of Limitations (CDC)

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