Finding what you’re looking for on the internet can be quite a daunting task. We’ve made it a little easier by selecting a few of our favorite sites.
This investment supersite provides links to stock quotes, IRA information, financial news, mutual funds, stock recommendations, investment message boards and much more.
The largest airport foreign exchange, foreign currency, currency exchange, Bureau de change and foreign money provider. Providing competitive exchange rates, travelers cheques and online currency converters.
Social Security Administration
Learn how the Social Security Administration can help with your retirement, medicare, disability, survivorship and other benefit questions.
U.S. Small Business Administration
You don’t need an MBA to use the SBA. This site outlines everything in plain English. The SBA site contains a wealth of information for entrepreneurs and small business owners.
U.S. Department of Commerce
A thorough overview of the Commerce Department and the organizations under its banner
Federal Consumer Information Center
Not only a catalog of free and low-cost federal publications of consumer interest, but also a wealth of information on other subjects such as product recalls, the latest scams and frauds, and more.
ABC’s of Real Estate
Ad-free, in depth, step-by-step tutorials on buying, selling, and mortgaging your home. The site includes a comprehensive glossary of Real Estate terminology. A must visit site for homeowners or prospective home buyers!
AutoAdvice Car Buyers Guide
This site, while not ad free, has first rate advice to car buyers. It is sponsored by a company that provides quotes on cars. Nevertheless it is the best source of information we’ve been able to find on the net for car buyers and is written in plain English, including buy vs. lease, shopping around, negotiating, top ten mistakes made by car buyers, sneaky stuff to look out for, and more.
Free e-mail accounts from Microsoft.
The buy and sell all of the internet auctions, trades, and commerce. Accounts start with $10 of credit!
Name your price on airplane tickets, cars, mortgages, hotel rooms, and home equity loans!
Ensuring Fair Insurance Rates
Quotesmith Corp.’s site provides instant rates from 375 companies in the following areas: auto, medial, Medicare supplement, life (no physical exam required), and term life. Current fixed and annuity rates are also available.
New York Times
An eight page digest of the New York Times presenting the highlights of the front-page articles, the top foreign, national and business news, sports, results, the daily crossword puzzle, and a selection of editorials and commentaries.
The Newspaper Association of America
The Newspaper Association of America provides a large list of U.S. magazines with Web sites. Some contain the full content and back issues of the publication and others are little more than advertising brochures. Most contain information to help and appraiser looking for locational background.
A site created by Time Warner with access to many newspapers, bulletin boards, chat sessions and other media material. This site is in a constant state of radical revision. Time, Time Daily, People, People Daily, Life, Nightly News, Money Daily, Asiaweek and National Review online.
Money Magazine online edition is a outstanding resource for tax, real estate, insurance and retirement information.
The Internet leader in software downloads and reviews. Software for every user, Windows, Macintosh, PDAs, Unix, Linux and more.
This is a huge search engine giving access to hundreds of thousands of programs plus demos, drivers, upgrades and patches.
A C/Net affiliated site offering shareware and freeware programs to download, including software, music, and games.
AVG Anti-Virus FREE Edition is a well-known anti-virus protection tool. AVG Anti-Virus FREE is available free-of-charge to home users for the life of the product! Rapid virus database updates are available for the lifetime of the product, thereby providing the high-level of detection capability that millions of users around the world trust to protect their computers. AVG Anti-Virus FREE is easy-to-use and will not slow your system down (low system resource requirements).
A download.com 5 star resource, Ad-Aware has the ability to scan your RAM, registry, hard drives, and external storage devices for known data-mining, advertising, and tracking components, usually referred to as spy ware. Ad-aware SE can easily clean your system, allowing you to maintain a higher degree of privacy while you surf the Web. Be warned that ad-aware may disable your file sharing software.
Ardamax Keylogger Lite is a free keystroke recorder that captures user’s activity and saves it to a log file. The log file can be viewed as a text or web page. Use this tool to find out what is happening on your computer while you are away, maintain a backup of your typed data automatically or use it to monitor your kids. Also you can use it as a monitoring device for detecting unauthorized access.
U.S. News’ College Center
A vast storehouse of information on higher learning. Take the College Personality Quiz, view the rankings of America’s best colleges, compare several schools with customizable side-by-side comparisons, and that’s just the beginning.
National Council of Higher Education
Based in Washington, DC, the National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs, Inc. (NCHELP) represents a nationwide network of guaranty agencies, secondary markets, lenders, loan servicers, collectors, schools and other organizations involved in the administration of the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). Since its founding, NCHELP has represented its members on public policy and regulatory issues with the legislative and executive branches of the federal government.
Select from 150 products and begin production. A holding’s rate of capital growth depends entirely on how well a player manages borrowings, product prices, profit margins, production of stock, up-sizing capacity and liquidation to buy into more expensive licenses, as the Holding progresses up the “High Score Rankings”. Trades are in real time and can be with other players or the billions of virtual consumers.
Investopedia Stock Market Simulation Game
Sign up free and $100,000 of virtual cash is placed in your account. Build your portfolio with any stock that trades on a major North American exchange. Your account simulates all aspects of investing with an online brokerage and tracks what happens to your investments.
Continue to test investment strategies and learn advanced trading techniques such as short selling, trading with margin, and buying options. You can even create your own groups and challenge your friends.
Try the free shareware version of Gazillionaire, the award-winning game of business strategy. Become a mogul or tycoon in this out-of-this-world economic simulation game and build a financial empire. Yahoo! Computer Life Magazine declares: “If you’ve dreamed of becoming an extra-terrestrial Trump, Gazillionaire is the answer to your greedy little prayers.”