A One-Stop Investment Resource
This site provides information for investors including a
free portfolio tracker, a glossary of investment terms, a
directory of approximately 5,000 public companies' Web sites
and a free annual report service that includes 1,000 publicly
traded companies. The most useful feature is probably the
directory, which provides more than 8,000 links to investing
Web sites broken down by category.
Research Before You Retire
This site calls itself Retirement.Com. Although that's
not its Web address, it's devoted to retirement planning
investment information. The site includes sections with
detailed treatments of traditional and Roth IRAs, investing at
work and a retirement round table that features a helpful
An Insider's View
This site is maintained by Michael Schmidt, an online
investor who shares tips on finding the right broker,
selecting stocks and following the market. The section called
SmartMarks links to noteworthy investment Web sites.
Learn From the Experts
Equity Analytics, Ltd., an independent consulting firm,
has a large Web site that offers information on stocks, bonds,
options, futures and commodities and financial planning. Also
included is a discount bookstore with related titles.
For Quick Reference
If you're looking for investment resources, here's a
good place to visit. The site has an extensive list of
departmentsfrom investments and insurance to banking and
retirement funds that include the latest news, questions and
answers and recommended reading.
A Timely Site
Never wonder what time it is in another countryif it's
too late or early to call. This site posts local times all
over the world. Indexed by country and city, it also adjusts
for daylight savings time.
Every Penny Accounted For
The THOMAS congressional Web site has posted the entire
appropriations bill, H.R. 4328, in both HTML (text) and PDF
formats, the latter requiring the free Adobe Acrobat Reader
program ( www.adobe.com/acrobat
). But be warned: The bill is nearly four megabytes, can
take 15 minutes or more to download and runs over 2,000
When the Money Runs Out
The nonprofit Debt Counselors of America offers free
advice for people in debt or those who just want information
on credit and various financial planning issues. CPAs can mine
this resource on behalf of clients.