The Internet

Mutual Fund Investing

For both investors and beginners in need of practical guidance, the Mutual Fund Investor's Center site has detailed information on investment basics, portfolio development and retirement planning. Click on the bookstore button for free literature from mutual fund companies.

Help for Beginners

The securities division of the Missouri Office of the Secretary of State created an electronic pamphlet to give the novice investor some introductory advice and background information on mutual funds. Included are topics such as risk, terms, types of funds and fees.  

More on Mutual Funds

Peter W. Johnson, Jr., a personal financial planner and registered investment adviser, created this site to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about mutual funds. Also posted here are articles on related topics such as mutual fund taxation.  

Still More on Mutual Funds

This Web site provides answers for both the beginning investor and the seasoned pro to questions about mutual funds. There are sections on stocks and bonds as well as links to other mutual fund sites.

The Mutual Fund Connection

The Investment Company Institute's site has detailed information about mutual fund investing. Also included are pages devoted to investment trends and links to other online resources for specific categories of investors—women, for example.  


An Electronic Classroom

Education World's site is for educators, parents, students and others. Its financial planning section includes articles and answers to frequently asked questions about college costs, financial aid and tax breaks for parents.  

The Search Is On!

Search Engine Watch created this site to help Web surfers find the best search engines possible. It includes reviews, tutorials and a glossary of terms to make navigation easier.  

For the Business Traveler

Planning a business trip to New York? Philadelphia? Quebec? Enter your destination city in this search engine and let the links be your travel guide. Exes Travel Search gives you Web sites for booking hotels and car services and locating tourist sites in different areas.  

It's the Law

This is a great site for all things legal including directories, news, legal organizations, law schools and Supreme Court cases from 1893 to the present. Also included on this site is a handy legal dictionary and a quick reference subject index.  

An Electronic Almanac

Use this site for information on almost any topic—from business and economy to health and travel. You can quickly find answers to specific questions by using one of two search engines; the other is specifically for biographical research.


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.