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Useful Links

Your Authors:

Ben Stein

Phil DeMuth

 

The Little Book of Bulletproof Investing links :

Tangent Portfolios

ESPlanner (financial planning)

ESPlannerBasic

Quantext Portfolio Planner Monte Carlo Simulator

Garrett Planning Network

Long-term Care Insurance Planner

Low Load Insurance

Insurance

Weiss Ratings

FINRA

Virgin Money (formalize personal loans)

Dimensional Fund Advisors

Fidelity Investments

Options Express

E*Trade

Trade King

Muriel Siebert & Co.

CNBC (free real-time stock quotes)

Will

AARP (Reverse Mortgage Info)

Sperling's Best Places (to retire)

Elmannuity (inflation-indexed immediate annuity)

Inflation Calculator

CDARS Program

Checking Finder

Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program

Fidelity Charitable Services

Schwab Charitable

Cash Yields

Guidestar (Charity IRS filings)

Charity Navigator

American Institute of Philanthropy

 

Mutual Funds :

Morningstar

ETF Connect

Closed-End Fund Association

 

Bonds:

Bond Market Association

Yahoo! Bonds

 

REITs:

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

 

Buy Treasuries Online:

Treasury Direct

 

Taxable-to-Tax-Free Bond Yield Calculator:

Click Here

 

Dividend Stocks:

Dow Jones Select Dividend Index

Mergent Dividend Achievers

 

Reverse Mortgages:

AARP

National Center for Home Equity Conversion Mortgage

Local HECM Providers

Private Reverse Mortgage

 

Annuities (compare these quotes with those from your broker):

Berkshire Hathaway (fixed annuities only)

Fidelity Investments

TIAA-CREF

USAA (military families only)

Vanguard

Annuity Premium Taxes

Elmannuity (inflation-indexed immediate annuity)

 

Misc. Income Securities:

Quantum Online

 

Fed Agency Watchdog:

FM Policy Focus

 

Retirement:

Social Security

Morningstar Retirement Center

SmartMoney Retirement Center

Sperling's Best Places

Zillow.com

CNNMoney Best Places to Retire

MSN Relocation Guide

Realtor.com

Adventures in Mexico Newsletter

Retire Early

Advice on Buying a Car

True Cost of Car Ownership

Current Annual Rate of Inflation

ACRA Cost of Living Comparison ($7.95)

Joint Life Expectancy Calculator (Note: click CANCEL when asked for Password)

Taxes

Financial Planning:

ESPlanner

ESPlannerBasic

Quantext Portfolio Planner Monte Carlo Simulator

Garrett Planning Network

 

Investment Advisor:

Conservative Wealth Management

 

Investment Glossary:

Click Here

Professional Designations

 

High-Interest Checking:

ING Direct

Emigrant-Direct

Insurance :

InsWeb

Insure.com

Long-term Care Insurance Planner

Low Load Insurance

Weiss Ratings

 

Yes, You Can Get a Financial Life Links:

ESPlanner

Debt Counseling

Debtor's Anonymous

Fico Score

Annual Credit Report

Loan Rates

Morningstar

Insure.com

Insweb.com

Quicken Insurance

Zillow.com

Quantext Portfolio Planner Monte Carlo Simulator