Web Resources

College Planning

  • FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    Step-by-step application assistance, including information on deadlines, funding opportunities and more.
  • SavingForCollege.com
    Gather information on 529 Plans (tax advantage accounts run by states and institutions), Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (ESAs; formerly Education IRAs), college planning resources and a list of professionals specializing in this investment area.

Consumer Issues

Eldercare Information

Estate Planning

  • Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?
    Improving family decision making about and reducing conflict over the very real challenges of passing on meaningful objects through education and research.

Health

  • Kaiser Family Foundation
    A non-profit focusing on major health care issues in the U.S., the Foundation serves as an independent voice and source of facts and analysis.

Insurance

Mutual Funds

  • Fund Democracy
    Updates, news, and background on shareholder rights and advocacy for owners of mutual fund shares.
  • Morningstar
    Broad information, ratings and news on mutual funds.

Retirement

  • LivingTo100.com
    Based on the book of the same name, this site offers a fun and informative look at the factors that affect your lifespan—including a lifespan calculator!
  • Social Security Administration
    A vast resource of information, services, forms and more.

Tax Information