Retirement Calculator and Retirement Services Customization Now Fully Enabled by Microsoft’s Developer Platform.

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Retirement planning website NewRetirement.com today announced complete implementation of its suite of retirement calculators and services using Microsoft’s .Net Framework 2.0, SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005. Microsoft’s developer platform enabled NewRetirement to deploy rapidly the website’s visitor personalization features. These features give users the ability to evaluate their need for products, such as a reverse mortgage or long term care health care insurance, and to asses and track their retirement personal finances.

Retirement planning website NewRetirement.com today announced complete implementation of its suite of retirement calculators and services using Microsoft’s .Net Framework 2.0, SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005. Using the developer platform’s standard ASP.Net 2.0 features, like Membership and Profiles, NewRetirement offers a customized user experience. Microsoft’s developer platform enabled NewRetirement to deploy rapidly the website’s visitor personalization features. These features give users the ability to evaluate their need for products, such as a reverse mortgage or long term care health care insurance, and to asses and track their retirement personal finances.

Built from the ground up with Microsoft’s software, NewRetirement’s free retirement calculator, the retirement services inquiry process, and community advice bulletin boards interactively respond to visitors’ input. These tools provide customized presentation of financial planning options matched to a user’s personal financial situation.

A good example of so-called Web 2.0 development is use of AJAX in the retirement calculator. The result is a smooth and user-friendly experience. After a visitor enters their unique financial data, the calculator provides suggestions for improving their retirement plan. For example, suggestions might be that a retiree increase their current income with a reverse mortgage, or reduce expenses with a mortgage refinance, or protect their assets with long term care insurance. The output is in an easily understood format and accessible to Boomers and seniors who are actively using the Internet to help create a retirement plan.

NewRetirement.com’s retirement information is presented in four mutually reinforcing sections: Retirement 101, the Retirement Calculator, Retirement Services, and Retirement Community.

Retirement 101 highlights risks faced by today’s retirees and offers tips for effectively managing these risks.    

The Retirement Planning Calculator provides a retirement status assessment and suggests actions that may improve asset protection, increase current income, and reduce expenses.

The Retirement Services section describes the advantages and disadvantages of products and services available in the marketplace used to achieve the objectives of securing assets, increasing income, and reducing expenses. The highlighted services include: reverse mortgages, mortgage refinancing, debt consolidation, annuities, relocation, financial advisors, supplemental health care insurance and long term care insurance. For visitors that ask to take the next step, such as contacting an product expert or purchasing a product or service, NewRetirement’s implementation of Microsoft tools makes it easy to contact multiple pre-screened providers of these products and services with little user effort.

The Community section of the site provides a forum for members of the retirement community to post their own tips and advice to the entire community. Visitors can even ask questions of their peers and visiting experts in this bulletin board style forum.

About NewRetirement LLC. Privately owned, NewRetirement LLC was founded in 2004. NewRetirement’s website, http://www.NewRetirement.com, provides education, information and web-based tools to support visitors’ retirement planning efforts. NewRetirement maintains partnerships with respected and leading organizations that provide retirement planning products and services. NewRetirement’s management team members have worked for several nationally known organizations. Among these companies are: Charles Schwab, JP Morgan, Embark.com, Wells Fargo, E-Trade, The Princeton Review, BusinessWire, AllAdvantage.com, Insurance.com, Viant Consulting, Williams Sonoma, Seer Technologies (IBM/First Boston), and US Web among many others. Among the educational institutions attended by the team are: Stanford' s Graduate School of Business Administration, the University of Michigan' s Graduate School of Business Administration, Boston University, Haverford College, Carnegie Mellon and several others.

NewRetirement.com's corporate headquarters is located at 100 Pine Street, Suite 2250, San Francisco, California 94111. Paul Lowrey, Director of Marketing can be reached at 415-738-2435. Email inquires email should be sent via the site’s Contact Us page. The website URL is http://www.newretirement.com.

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