AARP Offers Free Financial Planning CD-ROM

May 16, 2003 ( - Older investors looking for free personal-financial planning help have a new CD-ROM to consider from AARP.

The new CD-ROM, “10 Steps to a Better Financial Future,” features a 10-module introduction to the basic concepts of financial management and retirement planning.   AARP is offering the disk free to consumers 40 years of age or older, according to the AARP Web site.

The program contains interactive exercises, video-based instruction, and personal-financial worksheets tailored to people ages 40 to 60 with little or no knowledge of basic financial planning. User worksheet data is saved to a disk, avoiding any privacy risk in saving to a provider’s site on the Web.

To order the CD, which includes a charge for shipping, go to .