Now that we're getting close to retirement age (66 for us boomers, an appropriate number), we'll start putting retirement planning links here as we come across them. Most of these are trying to sell you something, but if you can get past that part, there's good information and things to consider.
Here's what we have so far -
MSN Retirement calculator
A super-useful calculator. Tell it how much you have and it will tell you what you can expect. Play with it.
Your Retirement Center
Mutual of America's retirement planning web site will walk you through the process.
Smart Money Retirement
Lots of articles.
MSN Retirement pages
Another planning web site.
Scottrade Retirement Planning
Another site that walks you through the considerations.
Yahoo retirement section
Forbes Magazine retirement section with articles to browse.
Lots of ads - be careful where you click.
National Do Not Call Registry
Slow down the 'cold callers' who'd like to help you invest your millions.
Social Security Retirement Planner
There are limits on SS benefits if we retire early and continue to work.
- Assorted Calculators
Retirement Income Calculator
From mutual fund company T Rowe Price.
Federal Tax Brackets
Remember, you aren't taxed on IRA money until you've taken out more than you've put in, and not at all on Roth IRA money.
Compound Interest Calculator
Compound interest with annual contributions. This works for IRA's.
Amortization schedule calculator
This figures out mortgage payments, but if you pretend you're the bank, you can figure how much you can take from your nest egg for how long. Not really for amateurs.
Present Value Calculator
How much a dollar paid you in the future is worth today. Another non-amateur tool.
- Retirement Income Calculator