Website for Seniors
observe Older Americans Month by visiting a one-stop website just
for you. You can change your address with the Post Office, compare
nursing homes, request Social Security statements, get overseas
travel tips from the State Department and find a variety of other
government information. And, if you're not already getting Social
Security, you can download software to estimate your own retirement
or disability benefits.
Are you approaching
65? Are you younger than 65 with a disability? You need information
on Medicare's health plan options. Check out Medicare Compare. It's
an interactive database that includes detailed information on Medicare's
health plan options. It allows you to "comparison shop" to find
the plans that will work best for you in the state you live in.
State Department Has
Best Travel Advisory
its June 1999 issue, Yahoo! Internet Life named the State Department's
Travel Warnings and Consular Information a Gold Star Site. "Nothing
ruins a vacation like ending up in a Turkish prison or coming home
with a touch of malaria," Yahoo! reports. "Knowing what travel restrictions
may apply where you're headed, along with basic medical and crime
information, can help keep your trip hassle-free."
Website for Students
you in college or on your way? This site is your first stop--and
you'll come back many times. Plan for college and a career online.
Learn how to apply for scholarships and financial aid, pay back
loans, and budget your expenses. You'll find questions to ask your
guidance counselor and answers about taxable income if you have
a job. It has educational resources to help you master your studies--and
recreation and travel resources when you want to take a break from
the books. And, it's going to have more.
1, No. 28, May 3, 1999
1, No. 27, April 26, 1999
1, No. 26, April 19, 1999
1, No. 25, April 12, 1999
1, No. 24, April 5, 1999