Useful Links

Some useful and informative websites and blogs, arranged by category. These links are provided for informational purposes only and inclusion here does not imply endorsement of any site

Budgeting and Personal Finance

Mint. A free app by Intuit that enables you to track your spending, investments, and credit score.

Personal Capital. Free online retirement planning calculator. Plan, manage, and track your retirement finances.

Credit Karma. Free signup enables you to view and track your credit score. Also has online tools that enable you to see how actions e.g. getting a credit card or paying off a mortgage will affect your credit score, estimate how much home you can afford and your monthly mortgage payments, and more.

Retirement Planning Terms Dictionary. Encounter a retirement term you’re not familiar with? Look it up here.

SEC Investment Advisor Database. Want to check a financial advisor’s background? Visit this site.

Analyze Now. Simple but powerful tools created by a retired engineer to help you plan your retirement finance

Health and Caregiving

Aging Care. An online information resource and community for seniors and their caregivers.

Aging Parents and Elder Care. Books, articles, videos, support groups, and links to other resources for those caring for elderly parents or other seniors.

Alliance for Aging Research. The leading nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries to improve the experience of aging and health

Caregiver Homes. Provides advice, support, and resources to those caring for an elderly or disabled family member at home

Caregiver Magazine. Tips, resources, and links for senior caregivers.

Diet and Nutrition Tips For Seniors. General nutrition tips, with additional useful links below the article. Thanks to Kelly Moore of New Life Community Center for this link.

Dementia Action Alliance. Advocates for improved quality of life for those with dementia and their families.

Doctor On Demand. Consult with a doctor live on your PC, tablet, or smartphone.

Eldercare Locator. Service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their caregivers. 

ElderWeb. Links to information sites for seniors and retirees.

Healthtap. Have a specific medical question? Talk with a board-certified doctor anytime.

Health and Age. Provides information about health and health conditions for people age 55 and over

Health In Aging. A resource for elderly patients and caregivers. Contains a medical dictionary, how to find geriatrics healthcare professionals, medications, assisted living, legal and financial topics, and more.

Impowerage. An online magazine of health, fitness, and retirement for the 50+ set.

Info Aging. Informational site about anti-aging products and treatments

International Council on Active Aging. Website provides news and articles on wellness topics and services for active adults over 50.

MedlinePlus: Senior Health and NIH Senior Health. Comprehensive repositories of medical information for seniors, administered by the National Institutes of Health.

Medicare Matters. Get information about Medicare, enrollment, and compare plans.

Medicare News Watch. Provides Medicare information for beneficiaries, caregivers, and health professionals.

NeedyMeds. Maintains information on over 6,000 prescription medication discount plans.

The Disabled Traveler. Resources for those with disabilities.

Thanks to Daren Felton for these links:

Tips For Traveling With Diabetes.

Traveling With A Medical Condition.

Thanks to Teresa at American Recall Center for these links:

Over 65? Watch Out for These Medications

7 Common Diseases In Seniors

Hip Replacement Guide

Thanks to Nicole Godfrey at Mesothelioma Guide for this link:

Mesothelioma Guide

Legal

Elder Law Answers. Provides legal information for seniors and referrals to attorneys specializing in seniors issues

Thanks to Daren Felton for these links:

Legal Glossary by Pinnington Law.

Citizens Law and Rights (For U.K. Residents).

Life Expectancy Calculators

Northwestern Mutual Lifespan Estimator

Vitality Compass Life Estimator (requires registration)

RealAge Test (requires registration)

Living To 100 Life Expectancy Calculator (requires registration to see results)

Products

Online shopping for products designed specifically for seniors

ageSpan

Center for Healthy Aging

firstStreet

Seniors Superstore

ElderStore

Best Cell Phones and Plans for the 65+ Set from Verizon Wireless

Relocation

Explore the costs and livability of various locations around the U.S.

AARP Livability Index

Numbeo Cost of Living Comparison

Moving Cost Estimator

Best Cities for Successful Aging

Retirement Cities Selector

Retirement Community Directory

RetireNet. Nationwide directory of retirement homes

Retirement Savings Calculators

These calculators enable you to figure how much you’ll need to save for retirement, with increasing levels of detail.

EBRI Ballpark Estimate tool. Gives a quick estimate

CNNMoney Retirement Calculator

T. Rowe Price Retirement Income Calculator

The Motley Fool’s What Can I Change Calculator

FIRECalc 3.0. Simulates how your savings might have fared during the Great Depression, 1970s stagflation, and other historical events

Withdrawal Rate Calculator. You choose an asset allocation, and the calculator gives a safe withdrawal rate over 10 to 40 years

Senior Associations and Advocacy Groups

Alliance for Retired Americans

Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC)

Medicare Rights Center. National nonprofit organization that helps ensure older adults and people with disabilities get access to quality, affordable health care

National Council on Aging. National nonprofit that partners with government, business, and other nonprofit organizations to promote the dignity, independence, well-being, and contributions of older people.

Seniors Coalition. A non-profit, non-partisan education and advocacy organization that represents the interests and concerns of senior citizens at the national and local levels

Senior Benefits, Discounts, and Coupons

Benefits Checkup

BradsDeals Senior Discounts page

Free4Seniors

SeniorDiscounts

Senior Lifestyles and Learning

Elderweb. Provides information on aging, eldercare, and long term care including legal, financial, medical, and housing issues

Impowerage. Online magazine of health, fitness, and retirement for those age 50+

International Council on Active Aging. Information resource to promote active aging and improve the quality of life for older adults

National Care Planning Council. The “most comprehensive resource for Eldercare, Senior Services and Care Planning anywhere“. This site features books, guides, and articles about senior services, planning, and care.

Oasis. National nonprofit organization that promotes healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and volunteer engagement.

SeniorNet. Provides education in and access to computers for older adults

The Savvy Senior. Nationally syndicated news and informational site for older adults and their families

YOUTH’N. News, information, and opinions intended to help active seniors create and maintain youthful lifestyles

U.S. Government Sites

Administration on Aging Health and Legal Programs and Services for Seniors sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Eldercare. Public site of the U.S. Administration on Aging that provides links to community services and information for older adults and their families

Medicaid Website. Home page for Medicaid consumers

Medicare Website. Home page for Medicare consumers

Nursing Home Compare. Detailed information about every Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the U.S.

U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. Keep up with hearings and federal legislation affecting seniors

USA.gov retirement site. U.S. Government official portal for retirement planning, with links to federal agency websites

Volunteering

Interested in volunteering? These sites provide volunteer information and opportunities especially for people 50 and over.

Experience Corps

Senior Corps

RSVP

Working

These sites provide job leads and employment resources for workers over 50 and retirees.

Experience Works. Improving the lives of seniors through training, employment, and community service

Seniors4hire

Senior Job Bank

Retirement Jobs

Temporary & Part-Time Job Search