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College Funding

Californiaís 529 college savings program.
http://www.scholarshare.com

Elder Care Planning

News and guidance on elder care issues.
http://www.elderweb.com

Information about California nursing homes, including enforcement actions, consumer complaints, ownership, and services.
http://www.nursinghomeguide.org

Free referral source to Bay Area licensed life care communities, independent living, assisted living, board and care homes, and skilled nursing facilities.
http://www.bakerregistry.com

Estate Planning

What Everyone Needs to Know About Estate Planning.
http://www.fpanet.org

What financial records should you keep and how long should you keep them?
http://www.bankrate.com

General Finance

Financial Planning Associationís monthly articles on consumer finance.
http://www.fpanet.org

Analyze and compare CD rates.
http://www.bankrate.com

Virtual Finance Library - A collection of links about finance and economics.
http://fisher.osu.edu

Bureau of Economic Analysis - The U.S. Department of Commerceís news releases on GDP, personal income, and other economic indicators.
http://www.bea.gov

Investing

20 Keys To Being a Smarter Investor. 
The Financial Planning Associationís time-tested investing principles and techniques to achieving financial goals.
http://www.fpanet.org

Understanding Asset Class Investing.
http://www.napfa.org

Roger Ibbotson: 90% of the variability of a fund's return is explained by asset allocation.  ("Does Asset Allocation Explain Performance.")
http://www.ibbotson.com

The Bond Market Associationís articles, checklists, guides, and market strategies.
http://www.investinginbonds.com

The U.S. Treasury site for learning about Treasury bills, notes, bonds, and TIPS.
http://www.savingsbonds.gov

Long Term Care Insurance

Planning for long term care.
http://www.fpanet.org

Medicareís Web site covering benefits summary, rates, plan choices, prescription drug coverage, Medigap policy selection, and long term care planning.
http://www.medicare.gov

Retirement

National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) link to retirement articles.
http://www.napfa.org

The Social Security Administrationís Web site for news and benefits.
http://www.ssa.gov

"Most people learn from their own mistakes. Really smart people learn from the mistakes of others."
Coach Tim Connelly