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Retirement Resources

Retirement Resources

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The CoRI Retirement Index:  Provides a daily measure of how much annual income your current savings could generate beginning at age 65. The tool is deigned to be used by people age 55 - 64, the age group upon which this index is based.

The Employee Benefit Institute Ballpark Estimator: A two-page worksheet that helps you identify how much you need to save.

U.S. Department of Labor "Taking the Mystery Out of Retirement Planning":  An extremely thorough at where your money goes now and what you'll need after retiring. Requires entering savings information and budgeting data.

American Institute of Public Accountants Retirement Planning Tool: A simple tool helping you to see how long your savings might last.

U.S. Social Security Administration's Estimate Your Social Security Benefits (click on “Retirement Estimator": You can check the estimates for reduced benefits at age 62, full benefits at your normal retirement age, and your maximum benefits at age 70. The site also has a life expectancy estimator based on gender and birth year.

All About Medicare: The U.S. Medicare super site.

Save More or Pay Down Your Mortgage? Which is better: To retire without a mortgage or keep the mortgage and retire with a bigger nest egg?  More Americans approaching retiring face what some describe as worrisome levels of debt, especially mortgage and credit card debt. Consider: More than half (55%) of the American population age 55 to 64 carry a home mortgage, and about the same fraction (50%) have credit card debt, according to a paper presented at the 15th Annual Joint Meeting of the Retirement Research Consortium held earlier this month in Washington, D.C. 

How to avoid and detect Elder Fraud: A guide for older people, carers and relatives

Staying Ahead of the Curve 2013: The AARP Work & Career Study--Older Workers in an Uneasy Job Market (101 pages)

The Gray Jobs Enigma (by Steven Greenhouse, from The New York Times, March 12, 2014)

AARP Retirement Money Issues

International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)

BOOK: The Experience of Retirement (Robert Weiss)

Great Places to Retire (Retirement Living Information Center)

Best States to Retire (MoneySavingPro.com)

Is Mandatory Retirement Bad for Sociology?

National Institute on Aging

One Stop Shop for Government Grants

New York Times / Health / New Portrait of Retirement Is Emerging

Taxes by State: Compare for Relocation Decisions

Administration for Community Living

 

Professional E-mail Address

Many retirees lose their university or company e-mail addresses when they retire. ASA is now able to provide professional-sounding e-mail addresses free of charge for retired members who are interested. The address will read [preferredname]@sociologymail.org. Email access is provided through Yahoo mail or you may manually set up access through your own mail program.

If you would like sociologymail.org e-mail address, please e-mail Karen Gray Edwards including name as you would like it to be in the e-mail address.

 

Retirement Calculators

The following calculators were found on the Yahoo Finance index, where many additional useful on-line financial calculators can also be found.

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