The Top 11 Sites for Personal Finance, Retirement Planning and Tax Resources
CI editors list and review the best investment and financial websites.
February 20, 2016
At a Glance:
- Helpful retirement calculators and tools
- Easy-to-understand information and articles
NewRetirement is a website full of tools, articles and news regarding retirement planning. Seven tabs run across the top of the home page: Retirement Calculator, Retirement Services, Retirement Answers, Retirement Strategies, Retirement News, Retirement Planning and Retirement Advisors.
The Retirement Calculator section requires you to log in, but creating an account is very easy and free. Once you’re logged in you can begin using the retirement calculator. There are three separate tabs that need to be filled out: basic information, assets and income and expenses and debt. After you complete the steps, NewRetirement creates a retirement plan for you. If you want to “improve” your plan, discover how it impacts your future or try different scenarios, the tool allows you to do that. Based on your current age, the tool tells you how much you need to save to retire using optimistic and pessimistic assumptions. Other tools such as a Social Security calculator, retirement plan asset allocation tool, reverse mortgage suitability test, rollover calculator, annuity calculator, or annuity suitability test are located in the Retirement Services section.
The Retirement Strategies section provides viewers with information on a wide range of topics including retirement planning and investment, housing and home equity, retirement and income expenses or retirement health care. There are subcategories displayed underneath the general topics, and the page is easy to understand.
The Retirement News section includes recent articles and information regarding retirement. Along the right-hand side of the page you can browse through the articles by selecting the most popular content, most recent articles or browse through articles by category.
Overall, NewRetirement has a lot of information regarding retirement and offers several calculators and tools. Due to its easy-to-understand presentation and wealth of information, NewRetirement is the Editor’s Choice for Best of the Web in the category of Retirement Planning.