Financial Resources to Help You Save for Retirement

Employee Benefits Security Administration

Toll-free Publication Hotline: 1-866-444-EBSA (3272)

Sample Financial Calculator Websites:

www.kiplinger.com - Click on “Retirement.”
- Click on "Your Money" then “Retirement.”
www.usnews.com - Click on "Money & Business" then “Retirement Calculator.”
www.asec.org - Click on “Ballpark Estimate Worksheet.”
- Click on tools from the home page.
(Note: The sites above are only a sample of calculators available on the web. The Department of Labor does not endorse a specific calculator or the products and services offered on these websites)

Paying off your credit card balances:

Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Inc.

Other Web sources that highlight savings and retirement planning:

Check out the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) section on “Consumer Protection” including a quiz on investment scams.

Visit the Social Security Administration’s Website for these sites: “Access America for Seniors” and “Youth Link.” You can also request a Personal Earnings and Benefits Estimate Statement to find out what your Social Security benefits will be.

www.publicdebt.treas.gov and
The Department of Treasury’s Website answers questions about interest rates, buying and cashing savings bonds, and taxes.

Sites for Youth:

Stop by this site and play a game that incorporates a “virtual city” where children move through various financial planning centers, managing money and working towards defined goals.

Check out the “High School Financial Planning Program” at this site, sponsored by the National Endowment for Financial Education.

Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy offers a wealth of financial education materials aimed at grades K-12

Links to investor education sites are among those offered on the Consumer Federation of America’s Website. You can also download information on “Teenage Consumers: Teaching Your Children How to Save and Spend” at www.consumerfed.org/teachchild.pdf

www.investoreducation.org Investors of all ages can link to “Investing Basics” and the “Kid’s Savings Calculator” on the Alliance for Investor Education (AIE) Website.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has developed an interactive quiz for students, “Test Your Money$marts.” And for those already in the stock market, check out the information on consumer protection, listed under “Investor Assistance and Complaints.” Toll-free number for consumer information: 1-800-732-0330

*From Savings Fitness: A Guide to Your Money and Your Financial Future, available to consumers by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.

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