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Retirement Planning

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is planning for retirement.


Six Superlative Sources

· -- Retirement Planner.

· CBS MarketWatch. Information specifically about retirement planning along with current news and analysis that is relevant to financial planning.

· Fidelity Investments has an excellent retirement planning calculator. It allows you to control almost every variable that will affect how much you need to save today to satisfy tomorrow's retirement needs. It does all of the difficult calculations for you. You input expected inflation and earnings, but it automatically calculates annual inflation-adjusted requirements.

· T. Rowe Price.

· U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

· Smart Money offers retirement worksheets.

Other Excellent Sources

· SRI Consulting Business Intelligence -- Values and Lifestyles Survey (VALS) is useful to examine your personal value system to help to determine your personal and financial goals.

· Household Budget Management from Dacomp Services provides help in setting up a budget.

· The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey shows expenditures for the average American family.

· Crown Financial Ministries offers Larry Burkett's Online Budget Guide and various retirement planning tools. and

· Life Expectancy Tables are offered by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Look up your life expectancy for your current age, then choose a retirement age and find the life expectancy for that retirement age.

· Kiplinger. Insight about financial planning concepts.

· The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Keep up with current economic events by choosing the BLS data series of interest to you. Click on the graphic for a graph of the series, which gives the information more effectively than the tables.

· The Economic Statistics Briefing Room of the U.S. White House offers various inflation rate charts.

· RBC Centura provides many financial calculators dedicated to performing specific tasks.

· MSN Money offers a retirement expense calculator.

· The Quicken Retirement Center is a place to learn more about a 401(k), IRA, Pension Plan, 403(b), or Keogh.

· Yahoo! Finance Planning Center.

· Bloomberg publishes current interest rates and Treasury yields.


· Personal Finance, Jeff Madura, Addison-Wesley, 2002.

· Personal Financial Planning, 9th Edition, South-Western, 2002.

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