Here's several recommended articles from those sites that share links with Plugged in Finance. I hope they are of use to you.
MoneyNing. "Rental Property vs. REIT." We already have three investment properties (3200 sq ft, 1900 sq ft and 1450 sq ft homes). I'm seriously thinking about investing some in REITs.
Dividends 4 Life. "The Social Security Blues." At the end of this article he also recommends four dividend stocks. I own two of them (JNJ & WMT) via low cost dividend reinvestment plans.
Military Money Might. "Military Spouses Can Receive a Grant of Up To $6,000 a Year For College."
Paper Economy. "Two Great Bounces." This is a chart overlay of the initial bull rally in the Great Depression Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Great Recession S&P 500. Writer implies that our recent rally is similar to that seen in the Great Depression and that our current rally may be drawing to an end in favor of a bear market slide.