Money & Finance

The Annenberg Foundation
This grant-making organization, whose mission is “to advance the public well-being through improved communication,” provides support to nonprofit groups in the areas of art, civic life, education, and health. Includes a
database of grant recipients.

Provides in-depth information on a wide assortment of financial topics, including free rate information on loans, credit cards, certificates of deposit, and other financial products. Includes specialized pages on "college finance" and "debt management."

Care Givers Home Companion

Finances: Protecting Your Elderly Loved One's Money

This comprehensive financial news site offers many specialized lists and surveys. (Note: Includes paid aids.) Retirement

Provides informative articles on various topics. Includes a link to its annual survey of the top places to reside. (Note: Includes paid ads.)


Links and information for caregivers, providers, and advisors to the elderly.


Offers a variety of financial products, such as IRA's, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and annuities.

Immediate Annuities

Provides information on this financial product, including quotes based on amount invested and other factors.

Internal Revenue Service: Seniors & Retirees

Provides tax tips and publications.

Investor's Clearinghouse from the Alliance for Investor Education

Provides basic information on all types of investment instruments.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance: Financial Retirement Planning

Contains articles and planning tools to help you save.

Merrill Lynch 2006 Retirement Study

Provides findings from Merrill Lynch's study as well as planning tips. (U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission)

The federal government's initiative to teach all Americans the basics of finance. See especially this section.

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

This government agency "protects the pensions of 44.1 million American workers and retirees in 30,330 private single-employer and multi-employer defined benefit pension plans." See this page for detailed information on the pension plans it insures.

Pension Rights Center

This organization works toward stopping "unfair pension practices and advocate[s] for adequate benefits." Its site includes "fact sheets" and "reports" addressing various pension-related topics.

The Retirement Calculator

Provides a free calculator for determining how much you will need to save.

Provides a free database for finding discounts.

Social Security Online: Retirement Planner

A comprehensive planning guide. Includes a benefits calculator.


Financial Abuse of the Elderly

Trusts and Estates

From Wickipedia the online encyclopedia, a discussion of: What is an estate?, Uses of trusts, Use of estates and trusts.


Offers mutual funds, IRA's, stocks, bonds, and other financial products.

Warning Signs

How to tell if a loved one is being victimized by a caregiver.

WISER: Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement

Provides information and resources on such topics as caregiving, divorce and widowhood, social security, and healthcare.

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