50Plus - Finances

Information about financial issues related to pre-retirement planning and retirement living.

  • Annual Credit Report
    This central site allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
  • Ballpark E$timate
    Easy-to-use worksheets that helps you identify approximately how much you need to save to fund a comfortable retirement
  • Bankrate.com
    Free rate information about more than 300 financial products, including mortgages, credit cards, new and used automobile loans, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, checking and ATM fees, home equity loans and online banking fees.
  • BenefitsCheckUp
    Simple, free, and confidential online screening service designed to help people over age 55 find and enroll in benefit programs. This service can assist with federal, state, local and private programs that help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health care and other needs. From the National Council on Aging.
  • Consumer Guide Automotive
    Articles, ratings and reviews of thousands of cars and other automotive products. From HowStuffWorks.com.
  • Consumer Reports
    Articles, ratings and reviews of thousands of products including cars, computers, household appliances, furniture, kids' toys and much more.
  • ConsumerSearch
    Easy-to-use guide to product reviews from About.com.
  • Money
    Reliable information from AARP; topics include planning for retirement, investments, reverse mortgages, and much more. From the top toolbar, you can also check the "Personal Finance" link for information about investment and money management.
  • Social Security Benefits Planner
    The Social Security Administration offers understandable information about benefits, plus an easy-to-use link to apply. Includes retirement and disability planners plus a benefits calculator.

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