Personal Financial Planning Sites
Academy of Financial Services created this site to encourage
research in personal financial planning and financial services
and to further interaction between PFP professionals and
academics. It links to other PFP-oriented sites, including
those of the SEC and the National Business Resource Guide.
Interested visitors can fill out the online membership
application to become academy members.
site, maintained by the Financial Management Association
International (FMA), also attempts to bridge the gap between
academics and practitioners and promote a better understanding
of basic and applied financial research. Those interested in
doing so can become FMA members online.
Endowment for Financial Education, a nonprofit organization,
offers educational programs and courses for professionals in
accounting, banking, financial planning, investments and tax.
A brochure of their courses is available online as well as
archived articles, financial planning tutorials and a detailed
insurance evaluation checklist.
American Savings Education Council seeks to raise public
awareness of long-term personal financial independence issues.
Their site offers brochures and worksheets on such PFP topics
as retirement planning and women and pension issues.
The Cheapest Anywhere
Ratenet allows users to view savings bank and mortgage
interest rates, among other financial product rates, at
institutions across the country. It even lists its best rate
awards in each category.
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industry leaders without taking sides and offers information
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BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
distinguished Financial Times is online with news
and market data. You have to register, but its free.
Federal Trade Commission offers business guidance, discussions
of economic issues and current news releases on its
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The U.S. Secret Service guards the President, but it
also investigates counterfeiting and forgery cases.
Controllers of companies doing a lot of cash business will
want to read online how to protect themselves against
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