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CFTC SmartCheck is a campaign of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). It connects investors to tools to check the registration, license, and disciplinary history of certain financial professionals. This collection of tools allows the responsible investor to confirm the credentials More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Guidance Tools Website
Tags: Investor, Education, Investor Education, Investing, Investment,
Date: 11/25/2014
This website provides information on using US Savings Bonds to save for retirement. Did you know that a person retiring at age 65 spends an average of 18 years in retirement? Experts estimate that you'll need 70-80% of your pre-retirement income—lower earners will need 90 percent or more—to More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Financial security is the ability to meet future needs while keeping pace with day-to-day obligations. Preparing for retirement and potential long-term care costs takes planning, saving, and debt control. This Cooperative Extension initiative seeks to help people improve personal finance behaviors More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
In consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and President Bush's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation commissioned the first national study of the financial capability of American adults in 2009. The overarching research objectives of the More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 5/29/2013
This website provides a variety of information on personal finance via learning lessons, frequently asked questions, and an ask-an-expert feature. Featured topics include Investing for Your Future, Planning for a Secure Retirment, and Legally Secure Your Financial Future. It also features several More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This publication helps you manage your money so you can afford today’s needs while funding tomorrow’s goals. This publication shows how saving for retirement can be part of your overall financial plan. Worksheets will help workers at any stage of their career manage their financial life, More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Tags: longevity risk, retirement risk, tax-deferred retirement account, ERISA, mid-career, new entrants, new job, college seniors
Date: 8/9/2013
The official benefits website of the U.S. government informs citizens of benefits they may be eligible for and provides information on how to apply for assistance. Find more than 1,000 Federal and state benefits including housing, food/nutrition, education, grants/loans, disaster relief and More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 6/10/2013
This website provides information and guidance for Medicare beneficiaries about Extra Help with prescription drug plan costs. The Extra Help is estimated to be worth about $4,000 per year. To qualify for the Extra Help, a person must be receiving Medicare, have limited resources and income, and More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Information on how to contact the Social Security Administration's Fraud Hotline by internet, U.S. mail, fax, or phone. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
You can apply online for Social retirement or spouse's benefits or disability benefits. You can also check the status of your application, or request an appeal if benefits were denied. This site provides guidance and forms. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/27/2012