Business Resources Online
CPAs can read up on the latest news about the
actions of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the business
resources section and retrieve data from the agency’s
statistics and research center. Visitors also can learn about
government regulations, international topics, small business
resources and workforce development.
To Benefit Employees
First mentioned as a Smart Stop in the May
1998 issue of the JofA (page 15), the Employee
Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) continues to offer
nonmembers free statistical information such as the
small-employer retirement survey, as well as recent
congressional testimony on 401(k) plans and company stock.
There still are four paid memberships to the EBRI: sustaining,
full, associate and contributing—each of which allows full
access to all sections of its site.
This Site Is A-O-401(k)
As its URL implies, this site was created,
designed and is maintained by Tim Younkin—the “401(k)
Advocate.” It contains links to many benefit and contribution
articles, commentary and news pooled from periodicals,
publications and other Web sites. Younkin also includes links
to information on annuities as well as a 401(k) quiz, related
calculators and his own series of Excel spreadsheets that
rates retirement plan providers by fees.
For Web Surfers Over 50
Users can register for free at this portal,
geared toward people over 50, and tap into any of a number of
free links and services such as discussion boards on
retirement planning as well as a calendar and reminder
feature. Seniors also can receive discounts, scam reports and
newsletters via e-mail.
Mass Media Appeal
Not only does this Web site link to regional,
national and global newspaper sites, it also provides links to
the sites of radio and television stations as well as
business, computing and news magazines. The top-sites section
lists the sites most frequently visited by Newslink users. The
resources section has links to news services, journalism
organizations and search tools for e-mail addresses and