Useful Websites

Listed below are links to web sites that may be of interest to you.

Retirement Planning

U.S. Department of Labor - Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) -  Through this site you will find information regarding how your retirement plan works and what benefits you can expect to receive upon retirement.

Social Security Administration Find out what your Social Security benefits are calculated to be at retirement.

Pension Benefit Guaranty Group - Offers an online search tool to help locate pension benefits.


Healthcare Planning and Resources

Medicare The official U.S. Government site for Medicare information and enrollment.

Long term Care Planning - U.S. Government site with eldercare planning considerations and options for every stage of life.

North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging The mission of North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging is to create and maintain a coordinated network of health and social services for older adults and family caregivers.

Kaiser Family Foundation: Understanding Health Care Insurance - These resources are for anyone shopping (or helping someone shop) for health coverage within the health insurance marketplaces created through the Affordable Care Act. 


CFP Board of Standards CFP Board requires CFP® professionals to put their clients' interests ahead of their own at all times.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders and other financial companies treat you farirly. 

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Check the background of your financial professional.

Financial Planning Association FPA supports high standards of professional competence, ethical conduct and clear, complete disclosure when serving clients.

Securities and Exchange Commission - The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

Protecting Your Personal Information

How to Set Up a VPN (and Why You Should) - Setting up a Virtual Private Network is one of the best ways to keep your private information safe while surfing the web. What to do when you are a victim of identity theft.

Public WiFi Security: The Dangers that Lurk and the Tips and Tools That Will Save You - Secure Thoughts article.

College Planning

National Center for Education Statistics -  Information on the past three years of college and university costs.

NitroScore Determine ability to pay off a college loan based on the college and major. Customize the results, adding in scholarship or grant offers from the schools, contributions from 529 plans and other savings, aid from additional sources, and even gifts from family members, which gives a real time look at a potential loan repayment situation.

Financial Sites

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