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The Simple Dollar is a place where anyone can come to acquire financial information on finding the best products and services, saving money, making smart investments, and controlling personal finances.

AARP Tax-Aide Programs - Since 1968, Tax-Aide volunteers have helped nearly 50 million low- to middle-income taxpayers, many of whom are aged 60 or older.

Seniors and Retirees - IRS Help

Does the Government Owe You Money? - Check unclaimed property, credit unions, mortgage refunds, and more.

Employer Bankruptcy: How Will it Affect Your Employee Benefits? - If an employer declares bankruptcy, it is likely your pension and health plans will be terminated.

Estate and Gift Taxes - Get IRS answers to your questions.

Investing Wisely - Whether you are nearing — or already enjoying — retirement, it pays to stay on top of your finances.

Managing Your Taxes After a Life Event - IRS Help

Charity Navigator - Top Ten Charities and more.

GuideStar - Nonprofit reports and Forms 990 for donors, grantmakers and businesses.

Financial Planning Association - If you're looking for a financial planner or are looking for information about financial planning, visit our site.

USA.gov - Retirement

Retirement Estimator - The Retirement Estimator gives estimates based on your actual Social Security earnings record.

Reverse Mortgages for Seniors - Reverse mortgages are becoming popular in America. Reverse mortgages are a special type of home loan that lets a homeowner convert the equity in his/her home into cash. They can give older Americans greater financial security to supplement social security, meet unexpected medical expenses, make home improvements, and more.

Top 10 Ways to Prepare for Retirement - The Department of Labor reports that . . .

  • Fewer than half of Americans have calculated how much they need to save for retirement.

  • In 2009, 13 percent of private industry workers with access to a defined contribution plan (such as a 401(k) plan) did not participate.

  • The average American spends 20 years in retirement.

Charity Watch - CharityWatch is a nationally prominent charity rating and evaluation service whose purpose is to help donors make informed giving decisions.