Resources

Here are some helpful tips and sites on financial related information and resources.

The Florida Prosperity Partnership, a 501(c)3 organization often referred to as FPP, exists to promote financial stability and economic prosperity for all Floridians. 

www.floridaprosperitypartnership.org

24/7 Wall Street

24/7 Wall St. is a financial news and opinion website. Readers can find over 30 new articles a day on the economy, stock markets, and companies in the United States and around the world.

Topics Covered

Current Events, Economics, Business, Investing.

www.247wallst.com

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy

A financial literacy website run by the AICPA (American Institute of CPAs). It’s organized by both life stages and financial topics.

Topics Covered

Budgeting, Investing, Small Business Ownership, Homeownership, College Savings, Retirement, Insurance

What Makes this Site Unique

The organization of the site both by topic and by life stage make this site unique. The information within is not particularly dense and is more of an overview but serves as a nice starting point for someone looking to increase their financial knowledge

What We Like Most

Financial Calculators – A good collection of financial calculators from Dinkytown and Bankrate

Financial Help by Life Stage – Find financial advice and articles organized by life stage.

www.360financialliteracy.org

ABA Banking Journal

The flagship monthly journal for the American Bankers Association can be helpful for people besides bankers. The site features articles with perspective and context on the latest news in the financial services market.

Topics Covered

Banking, Saving, Investing, Current Events, Regulation, Legislation

What Makes this Site Unique

This is a site written by financial professionals for financial professionals. However, regular consumers may find it useful to understand industry trends and be better informed when making financial decisions.

What We Like Most

Management Topics – A collection of ABA Banking Journal’s articles on topics including financial trends

Digital Magazine – Reading the latest digital magazine of the ABA Banking Journal.

www.bankingjournal.aba.com

Wallstreet & Technology

From InformationWeek, this site features news and information on technology and the financial markets. High quality sources are written by respected industry experts with a target audience of executives, traders, and IT directors.

Topics Covered

News, Advice, Technology, Investing, Financial Industry

What Makes this Site Unique

The articles and information on this site offer a look into the happenings of the financial markets. Content is drive by experts who are part of the WallStreet & Technology community.

What We Like Most

Latest Issue – Read the latest issue of Wall Street & Technology magazine

White Papers – Search the site’s database of white papers, informational articles on a variety of tech topics.

www.wallstreetandtech.com

Annals of Economics and Finance

Annals of Economics and Finance publishes research on one of the fastest-growing economies in the world – China.

Topics Covered

Economics, Business, Finance, China

What Makes this Site Unique

Published by the Peking University Press, this site features articles about China’s growing economy. Requires a college-level understanding of economics.

What We Like Most

Contents – Explore the latest articles, or look through the archive for more info

Annual Credit Report

https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action
Description

The only source for free credit reports, Americans can view free credit reports from the three major credit bureaus (TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian) once a year, as mandated by federal law.

Topics Covered

Credit, Debt, Credit Reports

What Makes this Site Unique

All Americans are entitled to a free credit report every year, and this is the only site to get them from. The site also features information on protecting your identity, understanding your credit score, and tips on how to improve it.

What We Like Most

Get Yours! – Take these three steps to get your free credit reports

Protect Your Identity – Learn how to prevent and recognize identity theft.

www.aeconf.net

Bank Innovation

Bank Innovation “encourages innovation in banking and explores the world of bank customer acquisition and retention.” Produced by Royal Media, Bank Innovation is a forum for industry professionals to share news and insights, as well as network.

Topics Covered

Banking, Current Events

What Makes this Site Unique

Readers can get an inside peek on the banking industry, learning what industry trends are happening, what’s on the horizon, and how they can better utilize banks.

What We Like Most

Innovators to Watch– Learn about the executives who are shaping the future of banking, and what they are doing to transform the industry

10 Coolest Brands in Banking – Meet the companies that are attracting customers (you might be using them already).

www.bankinnovation.net

Bank Investment Consultant

Bank advisors share their insights and best practices at Bank Investment Consultant. The site shares sales and marketing strategies, as well as a variety of financial industry topics.

Topics Covered

Banking, Current Events, Retirement, Saving, Investing

What Makes this Site Unique

Learn the ins and outs of the banking industry from industry professionals. Some of the information and strategies posted are for consumers, or may apply to any line of business.

What We Like Most

Retirement Planning – Banking professionals share how they would help clients plan for retirement

Investment Insights – Learn the investment strategies industry professionals are sharing with each other based on today’s investment climate.

www.bic.financial-planning.com 

Banking Strategies

BAI’s Banking Strategies blog shares research and insights members of the banking industry use to innovate and adapt to an ever-changing marketplace.

Topics Covered

Banking, Current Events, Investing, Business Strategy

What Makes this Site Unique

This site shares insights into the latest banking industry trends and explores the innovations the industry is making, or plans to make in the near future.

What We Like Most

Small Business Banking – If you’re a small business owner, this is a good read to understand how banks want to work with you

BAI Research – Take a look at the newest research showing what works and what doesn’t in the banking industry.

www.bai.org/banking-strategies

BB&T Wealth Magazine

Featuring the latest wealth management strategies and tools from BB&T’s staff of experts. Scan the archive of back issues which are available as PDFs.

Topics Covered

Business, Financial Planning, Trusts, Estate Planning, Retirement

What Makes this Site Unique

Visitors to this site can view and download PDFs of issues of BB&T’s wealth magazine, or read select articles online. Articles are prepared by BB&T staff experts, and includes in-depth profiles of some of their clients.

What We Like Most

What is Your Plan B? – An article on the importance of contingency planning for business

Family Financial Retreat – Learn how to incorporate your family into planning for your household’s financial future.

www.bbt.com/wealth/start.page

Both Sides of the Table

This site is a resource for entrepreneurs and those involved in venture capital, with a focus on the technology industry. Featuring practical advice on running a startup and insights into the venture capital industry.

Topics Covered

Entrepreneurship, Small Business Ownership, Starting a Business, Venture Capital, Technology

What Makes this Site Unique

This site was founded by Mark Suster, who started two successful technology companies and is now a venture capitalist. He reflects on lessons learned from his time running businesses and comments on current events and trends in venture capital and the startup industry.

What We Like Most

Start-up Advice – 42 pieces of advice on starting a company, with links to previous articles on certain topics

Entrepreneur DNA – The site lists the traits it thinks an entrepreneur needs in his or her DNA

Raising Venture Capital – Learn how to raise seed money for your startup, including how to pitch ideas and what to expect during meetings with venture capitalists.

www.bothsidesofthetable.com


Industry Week

Industry Week is a site for finance professionals trying to “advance their organizations in today’s highly competitive global economy.” This site features high quality articles from veteran business journalists.

Topics Covered

Business, Finance, Economics, Industry Trends

What Makes this Site Unique

Business Finance features high level articles for finance executives. Their content may be useful to business owners who want to understand the financial side of business and how trends and issues in the industry will affect how they do business.

What We Like Most

White Papers – Search Business Finance’s archive of white papers, which are informational guides on core topics in finance

Webinars – The site periodically hosts webinars on pertinent topics. Webinar presenters are respected industry experts.

www.industryweek.com

Business Insider

Business Insider is a free aggregator of the latest top stories from across the internet covering the financial, tech, entertainment, media, and digital industries. The site also publishes their own reports on current events in business.

Topics Covered

Business, Technology, News, Current Events

What Makes this Site Unique

This site covers a wide variety of topics across important industries. Readers can stay informed without needing a high level understanding of business, finance, or economics.

What We Like Most

The Hive – This section highlights the most talked about Business Insider articles on social media.

www.businessinsider.com

Corporate Finance News and Events

This website is dedicated to helping financial officers at companies manage the transition into new technologies. CFO features coverage on banking, accounting, taxes, growing companies, technology, and strategies.

Topics Covered

Business, Technology, Finance, Budgeting, Accounting, Taxes, News, Current Events

What Makes this Site Unique

This site reports and comments on news affecting business finance. It has a wealth of information and back articles, and is also available as a digital magazine.

What We Like Most

How to Keep Budgets Effective and Everyday – How to budget in a world where financial outlooks can change at any moment

Should You Pay Your Employees to Quit? – Thoughts on a practice used by successful, forward-thinking companies like Amazon.

www.2.cfo.com

Career Builder

CareerBuilder is a global, end-to-end human capital solutions company that helps millions of people find jobs and hundreds of thousands of employers to find, hire and manage the great talent they need. It’s what we've done for over 20 years and we do it better than anyone else.By combining advertising, software and services, we're able to lead the industry in recruiting solutions, employment screening and human capital management. CareerBuilder is majority-owned by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) and operates in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.

www.hiring.careerbuilder.com

Don't Mess With Taxes

This site offers tax tips for households, small businesses, individuals, homeowners – just about anybody who can save money on their taxes. Run by journalist Kay Bell, she writes in plain English to discuss tax news and decipher the tax code.

Topics Covered

Taxes, Business, Personal Finance

What Makes this Site Unique

Don’t Mess with Taxes helps regular readers understand the tax code and they can save money on their taxes. The site is regularly updated and looks at changes to the tax code for the coming year.

What We Like Most

Tax Tips & Money Moves – Use these tips year-round to ensure you save the most on your taxesTax Glossary – Understand common tax terms broken down into plain English.

www.dontmesswithtaxes.typad.com

Economics and Finance Research

This site is written by university professors and offers “analysis of current economic conditions and policy.” Econbrowser, in addition to posts on the latest news and economic thinking, also keeps data on current economic conditions.

Topics Covered

Economics, Business, Theory, Statistics

What Makes this Site Unique

This site is written by two professors, one from the University of California-San Diego and another from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. They go in-depth on what the latest numbers on the economy mean. Their writing is fairly straightforward, but readers need a good working understand of basic economics.

What We Like Most

Addressing Growing Student Debt – A look at the effect of increasing student debt on the economy

Economics of Bitcoin – See what economists think about Bitcoin, the digital currency frequently being discussed in the news.

www.econbrowser.com

EQUIFAX

Equifax is one of the three major credit bureaus. Equifax determines a credit score for every American based on their credit history.

Topics Covered

Credit, Debt, Credit Reports

What Makes this Site Unique

Aside from obtaining your credit score and report, Equifax also offers site visits information on how to improve and maintain their credit score. Visitors can also get information on how to prevent credit fraud, and how to borrow responsibly.

What We Like Most

Credit Score– Get your Equifax credit report and FICO Score

Why Is My Credit Score Important? – Learn what a credit score is, how it is calculated, and how your actions impact your credit score

Why Is My Credit Report Important? – Get the basics of credit reports, and find out how to get your free credit report.

www.equifax.com

Experian

Experian is one of the three major credit bureaus that keeps track of consumers’ credit histories and comes up with a credit score for each based on their histories.

Topics Covered

Credit, Debt, Credit Reports

What Makes this Site Unique

As one of the three major credit bureaus, it is important to understand Experian’s criteria for creating your credit score. They also offer information on identity theft protection and how to verify the accuracy of your credit.

What We Like Most

Credit Score – Get your Experian credit score and credit report

Credit Education – Get the full scoop on credit, credit reports, and what it all means for you.

www.experian.com

Feed the Pig

Feed the Pig is the website for a campaign to promote saving money. The campaign, by the American Institute of CPAs, is to educate people about how to establish healthy spending and saving habits.

Topics Covered

Saving, Budgeting, Banks, Credit, Debt

What Makes this Site Unique

Feed the Pig takes a friendly, casual tone to talk about serious money topics like saving, spending, credit, and debt. The website covers broad topics, making it ideally suited for people just getting started managing their finances.

What We Like Most

What Do You Want to Do? – Choose a goal, such as saving for college or retirement, to start creating a savings plan

Emergency Savings Calculator – Use this calculator to see how big of a “rainy day fund” you should save for.

www.feedthepig.org

Feld Thoughts

FeldThoughts is the brainchild of Brad Feld, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He shares his thoughts on the industry, as well as info about events and appearances.

Topics Covered

Business, Investing, Venture Capital, News, Technology

What Makes this Site Unique

Feld gives an insider’s look at the venture capital industry. He digs into the numbers about why certain investing methods are better than others, and talks about what makes an entrepreneur successful.

What We Like Most

Sometimes You Have to Roll a Hard Six – While at a conference, Feld videotaped entrepreneurs saying some of their favorite quotes. Good inspiration for any aspiring entrepreneur

My First Experience As A Venture Capitalist – Feld looks back on becoming a VC.

www.feld.com

Financial Advisor

Financial Advisor is a magazine for people in the financial advising industry. They publish many of the articles found in the magazine on their website.

Topics Covered

Financial Planning, Retirement, Investing

What Makes this Site Unique

The site features advice on investment vehicles and planning strategies that the average investor could benefit from. The site offers information on many common retirement planning options and kinds of investments.

What We Like Most

Estate Planning – Financial advisors discuss the latest thinking in estate planning

Retirement Planning – The latest articles on retirement planning, including news on social security benefits and the best places for retirees.

www.fa-mag.com

Financial Planning

This site delivers “essential news and information for independent financial advisors.” For the average investor, it is a good source of news on markets and various kinds of investments.

Topics Covered

Investing, Financial Planning, Economics, Markets

What Makes this Site Unique

Visitors to this site can read many of the articles featured in the print Financial Planning magazine for free. These articles follow the latest news in investing and investment tools that financial planners sell to their clients.

What We Like Most

Retirement Advisor Confidence Index – Updated monthly, the index uses data from polls to see how confident retirement planners are about the current investing climate

7 Myths About Long-Term Care Insurance – For anyone contemplating getting long-term care insurance, be sure to read this list to get the facts straight.

www.financial-planning.com

Free Credit Report

This site is owned by Experian, one of the three major U.S. credit bureaus. Visitors can get a free credit report from the site.

Topics Covered

Credit, Debt, Credit Reports

What Makes this Site Unique

Visitors to this site can get their free credit report from Experian.

What We Like Most

Score Planner – Estimate your credit score by answering questions about your credit history.

www.freecreditreport.com

Federal Reserve Education

Equipping Educators, Educating students and empowering consumers. 

-Search for educational resources.

-Find your local Federal Reserve office for programs, museums and tours.

-Order Publications

-Access classroom resources that are available in print.

-Learn how the the Federal Reserve System promotes the effective operation of the   U.S. economy and serves the public interest. 

-Look at the Fed's role in maintaining an effective and efficient payment system, supervising and regulating banking operations and conducting U.S. monetary policy.

-The Fed App/ Access the latest news releases, research and data, speeches videos and tweets from the Federal System.

www.federalreserveeducation.org

Free Credit Score

This site is owned by Experian, one of the three major U.S. credit bureaus. Visitors can find information on what factors affect their credit score and how to portect themselves from credit fraud.

Topics Covered

Credit, Debt, Credit Reports

What Makes this Site Unique

Not only can visitors get their credit score, but they can also learn more about establishing healthy credit habits.

What We Like Most

Manage Debt – Learn more about managing your finances and what to do if debt overload is hurting your credit

Learn How You Can Save Money with Good Credit
– Find out why credit matters, and how having good credit can have a positive effect on your life.

www.freecreditscore.com

Institute for Financial Literacy

The website for the Institute for Financial Literary, a nonprofit that promotes effective financial education and counseling, has information on all of the Institute’s events and offerings.

Topics Covered

Personal Finance, Financial Literacy, Budgeting

What Makes this Site Unique

At this website visitors can sign up to attend Institute events, and also find some resources to further their own financial literacy. Other than those resources, most of the site is targeted towards academics or financial education professionals.

What We Like Most

Resource List – Includes important websites for federal and state agencies, information on debt collection and credit bureaus, and a glossary

Budgeting Tools – Find everything you need to create a budget, from a savings calculator to budget worksheets to a daily spending log.

www.financiallit.org

International Journal of Economics and Finance

Canada’s International Journal of Economics and Finance is available online. Visitors can find both the latest issue and an extensive archive.

Topics Covered

Finance, News, Economics, Current Events, Canada

What Makes this Site Unique

This peer-reviewed journal by academics in the field of economics, financial economics, and finance is available for free online. As this is an academic journal, a college-level understanding of economics is needed.

What We Like Most

Current Issue – Read the latest issue of the Journal. It is free to view and/or download

Archives – Search the IJEF archives.

www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ijef/index

International Journal of Financial Studies

The International Journal of Financial Studies is based in Switzerland and features peer-reviewed articles from academics and experts from around the world.

Topics Covered

Finance, News, Economics, Current Events, Global Economics

What Makes this Site Unique

Every issue of the International Journal is available for free online. The Journal pulishes reviews, research papers, and essays.

What We Like Most

Special Issues – Read special issues covering topics including banking regulation and sports finance.

www.mdpi.com/journal/ijfs

International Research Journal of Applied Finance

This website features papers and case studies by academics and experts from around the world. There is a focus on emerging markets in India and Asia.

Topics Covered

Finance, Accounting, Economics, Investing, Emerging Markets

What Makes this Site Unique

In addition to articles on current events and trends in finance and economics, the website has case studies from international universities. Case studies are available upon request.

What We Like Most

Current Issue – View or download the current issue of the International Research Journal of Applied Finance

Archive – Check out the complete archive dating back to 2010.

www.irjaf.com

JumpStart Coalition for Financial Literacy

Offering “financial smarts for students,” this website seeks to improve the financial literacy of the nation’s youth. There are resources and tools on this site to help young people begin a lifetime of financial success.

Topics Covered

Personal Finance, Education

What Makes this Site Unique

This website has resources for K-12 students to help teach the basics of personal finance. There are tools, worksheets, and games, as well as articles for teachers and parents to help teach financial literacy.

What We Like Most

Reality Check – Young people can calculate the real cost of living their dream life

Clearinghouse – The JumpStart Coalition Clearinghouse is a vast online library of financial education resources for teachers and parents.

www.jumpstart.org

My Fico

Visitors can learn their FICO score, the industry standard credit score for most lending decisions. In addition, you can also learn about credit and credit scores, find savings on credit cards, and find resources for learn about credit and improving your credit score.

Topics Covered

Credit, Debt, Credit Reports, Credit Cards

What Makes this Site Unique

This website has resources on several kinds of credit and loans, including credit cards, mortgages, auto loans, and student loans. There is also a community forum where you can get answers to your credit questions.

What We Like Most

Achieve My Goals – Get information, including debt payoff calculators, on how to achieve your credit goals

Credit Basics – Learn the basics of FICO scores, improving your credit score, and saving money.

www.myfico.com

My Money

This website features resources from organizations participating in the Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission. There are resources for students and educators alike.

Topics Covered

Personal Finance, Saving, Financial Literacy, Education, Basics

What Makes this Site Unique

MyMoney is a good starting point for financial basics. There are links to other government websites on related personal finance topics, as well as a library of resources, tools, and quizzes.

What We Like Most

Life Events – Search by stages of life to find federal brochures, publications, websites, and videos with information, hints, and tips of being financially successful at that stage

Money Quizzes – Test your knowledge on My Money’s five financial principles

Tools – Get calculators, budgeting worksheets, and checklists.

www.mymoney.gov


NVCA Today

The National Venture Capital Association is the trade association for the US venture capital industry. On their website you can find current and past issues of NVCA Today magazine, as well as follow the NVCAccess blog for the latest news on the venture capital industry.

Topics Covered

Venture Capital, News, Current Events, Investing

What Makes this Site Unique

Get an inside look on the venture capital industry. This website would be useful both for people interested in investing their money as a venture capitalist or business owners looking to venture capital investments to help finance their endeavors.

What We Like Most

Industry Stats – See the state of the venture capital industry in the US today.

www.nvca.org

NVCAccess Blog

Learn the latest from “the official voice of venture capital”

Oil and Gas Financial Journal.   

The OGFJ offers a look into a booming industry. Not only does the journal have information on the oil and gas industry, but also the financial institutions and professionals that service the industry.

Topics Covered

Oil, Gas, Finance, Banking, News

What Makes this Site Unique

For people interested in the industry or who live in areas where the economy is tied to the industry, or financial professionals, this journal offers an insider’s look at financial happenings in oil and gas.

What We Like Most

Current Issue – Read the articles in the latest issue of Oil & Gas Financial Journal.

www.ogfj.com/index.html


Private Capital

Private Capital is a quarterly magazine for members of Canada’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. On their website you can find links to current and past issues, as well as job postings.

Topics Covered

Venture Capital, News, Current Events, Investing

What Makes this Site Unique

Besides offering the latest news on Canada’s venture capital industry, the website also has information on North American and international happenings in general. Visitors can find job postings as well.

What We Like Most

Job Postings – Find a job in Canada’s venture capital industry

Private Capital – Read the current issue of Private Capital magazine, or browse the issue archives.

www.cvca.ca/privatecapital

Quizzle

Quizzle offers a free credit score and credit report to users every six months. They also have information on improving your credit.

Topics Covered

Credit, Credit Score, Credit Reports, Debt

What Makes this Site Unique

Quizzle helps users get a free credit score and credit report. The website also has tools, including helping users dispute errors with credit bureaus, or analysis on how to improve their credit.

What We Like Most

Free Credit Score and Report – Get your free full credit report and score

Credit Lingo – View Quizzle’s glossary of credit terms

Credit 101 – Take a crash course in credit, credit reports, and credit scores.

www.quizzle.com

Seeking Alpha

This website is used for investment research. Investors and industry experts provide insights to stocks and ETFs, and offer investment strategies.

Topics Covered

Investing, Stocks, News, Business

What Makes this Site Unique

This is a good tool for people researching investments. Users can set up a portfolio of stocks to follow, and then see the latest news on those stocks and companies. Users can download the Seeking Alpha app to research stocks on the go.

What We Like Most

My Portfolio – Set up your Seeking Alpha portfolio to follow stocks you own, or are thinking about buying

Alternative Investing Insight Center – Learn more about alternative investments, such as real estate and commodities.

www.seekingalpha.com

The Banking and Finance Review

BFR is a bi-annual international research journal focusing on banking and finance. Some articles are available for free, but others require a subscription to access.

Topics Covered

Banking, Finance, International Finance, Investing, Real Estate, News, Insurance

What Makes this Site Unique

The editorial board of the journal includes university professors from around the United States. These in-depth articles look at theory and research, and are meant for academics or people with a high-level understanding of economics/finances and theory.

What We Like Most

Archives – Order print copies of past issues of the Banking and Finance Review.

www.bankingandfinancereview.com

The Mint

The Mint offers tools for parents and educators to teach children about money management. The tools are aimed at young children on up to college grads. There are games, calculators, and other resources.

Topics Covered

Money, Money Management, Saving, Basics

What Makes this Site Unique

The site is organized for different age levels, as well as resources for parents and teachers. There is also an extensive glossary of basic financial terms.

What We Like Most

The Mint Grad – 20-somethings can take their first steps toward financial independence by taking this tutorial

Try It! – A wealth or resources for kids and teens including calculators, quizzes, and how-to’s.

www.themint.org

Traders Magazine

Traders Magazine is an industry publication for stock traders. The magazine is available digitally on your computer and smartphone.

Topics Covered

Investing, News

What Makes this Site Unique

The site goes in-depth on the trading industry. There is a focus on the technical side, with lots of news on electronic trading and new technologies. Readers can also stay up-to-date on changes to regulations.

What We Like Most

Digital Edition – View the digital edition of the latest issue of Traders Magazine

White Papers and Research – Register for free to see new industry info.

www.tradersmagazine.com

TransUnion

TransUnion is one of the three major credit bureaus in the United States. Visitors to the site can get their TransUnion credit score and credit report.

Topics Covered

Credit, Credit Score, Credit Reports, Debt

What Makes this Site Unique

Consumers can set alerts to protect themselves from identity theft. They can also use resources to educate themselves about credit.

What We Like Most

Get Your Credit Score and Report – Sign up to see your TransUnion report and score

Identity Theft and Fraud Protection – Learn how to protect yourself, and set up fraud alerts through TransUnion

Ask Audrey – Get answers to your credit questions from TransUnion’s credit columnist.

www.transunion.com

Visas's Practical Money Skills

Play games, watch videos, and use calculators and other resources to gain practical money skills. The goal of the website is to improve everyone’s financial literacy.

Topics Covered

Credit, Debt, Saving, Banking, Finance, Money

What Makes this Site Unique

The website has resources for different stages of life, from teens to grads to parents. There are also sample curriculums for teachers to bring financial literacy to the classroom.

What We Like Most

Financial Football – Test your financial knowledge by playing this NFL-themed game

Calculators – Find calculators related to everything from budgeting to retirement to financing a new car

Life Events – Find financial advice for any stage of life.

www.practicalmoneyskills.com

Zero Hedge

This website features articles and analysis on current events in economics around the world. The authors track the latest news and offer commentary with underground vibe.

Topics Covered

News, Economics, Money, Finance, Current Events, Politics

What Makes this Site Unique

The articles on this website offer commentary different from that found at a mainstream news site. The site is staunchly non-mainstream in its views, while still offering useful commentary.

What We Like Most

Manifesto – See what Zero Hedge is all about

Glossary – Search the article archive by the terms used in their tags.

www.zerohedge.com

Bloomberg

Bloomberg is an international news leader on finance, business, and the economy. The website features up-to-date news on everything related to finance and economics.

Topics Covered

News, Current Events, Economics, Finance, Money, Markets, Politics

What Makes this Site Unique

The journalists at Bloomberg are some of the best in the world. For anyone who wants to follow current events or is just getting started on studying markets or the economy, this is one of the best places to start.

What We Like Most

Top Headlines – Follow the top stories of the day with up to the minute updates

Personal Finance Calculators – Use this calculators to help plan for retirement and other long-term expenses

Watchlist – Monitor the stocks in your portfolio.

www.bloomberg.com

Bankrate

Bankrate is one of the leading aggregators of financial information on the internet. They also have numerous tools and resources including calculators.

Topics Covered

Finance, Banks, News, Rates, Investing

What Makes this Site Unique

This website is very comprehensive, and is a one-stop shop for all finance needs.

What We Like Most

Compare Interest Rates – Find the best interest rates for mortgages, credit cards, and more

Debt Management – Get help managing your debt by using calculators, finding the best rates, and reading helpful articles.

www.bankrate.com


DinkyTown

Dinkytown boasts of having the best financial calculators on the internet. Find a calculator for most any financial need, including ones in Spanish and ones in Canadian currency.

Topics Covered

Finance, Saving, Credit Cards, Rates, Interest Rates, Personal Finance, Insurance, Saving, Investing

What Makes this Site Unique

All the financial calculators you’ll ever need in one place. There are also calculators for different languages and currencies aside from the US dollar.

What We Like Most

Retirement Calculators – View all retirement calculators, including ones for different retirement saving plans

Tax Calculators – Tax calculators are updated for every year and there are calculators for many different common tax forms

Savings Calculators – Find out how much you’ll need for different life events, or compare rates to get the best deal.

www.dinkytown.com

ETF

Formerly called IndexUniverse, ETF.com offers analysis and information on ETFs, indexes, and index funds. These are often one of the cheapest and easiest ways for beginning investors to start investing.

Topics Covered

Stocks, Investing, Indexes, Index Funds, News

What Makes this Site Unique

All news and analysis is dedicated to indexes and index funds. ETF.com also offers webinars and some guides for beginners.

What We Like Most

ETF Analytics FAQs – Before searching for an ETF, understand the system ETF.com uses to compare them

ETF Fund Flows – Track ETFs before you invest

The Wall Street Journal.

www.etf.com

The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal’s website publishes articles found in the print edition, as well as online-only content. A WSJ subscription is needed to view some content.

Topics Covered

News, Analysis, Current Events, Finance, Economics, Politics

What Makes this Site Unique

In addition to news and editorials from leading authorities, visitors can find helpful guides on the websites. There are guides for small business management, personal finance, retirement, and more.

What We Like Most

How-To Guide to Investing – Learn the basics, then go more in-depth on investing

Retirement Guide – Learn about different retirement plans

Saving for College – Read about 529 Plans and how to start them for your college savings.

www.wsj.com

Forbes

Forbes is a leading website with news, articles, and editorials from the print addition, as well as a wealth of exclusive online content.

Topics Covered

News, Analysis, Current Events, Finance, Economics, Politics

What Makes this Site Unique

Visitors can read Forbes Top 100 lists, as well as access personal finance guides. In addition, Forbes has news and commentary on the latest current events.

What We Like Most

America’s Best Small Companies – The list of the best small companies, and what you can learn from them

Investment Guide – Get up-to-date investment advice from the experts at Forbes.

www.forbes.com/home_usa

Vanguard

Vanguard is a low-cost investment brokerage firm that also includes informational articles and advice for investors. Learn how to save for college or find retirement planning strategies.

Topics Covered

Investing, Saving, Retirement

What Makes this Site Unique

This website features resources on different investment types, such as mutual funds and ETFs. Users can also search for stock and fund prices.

What We Like Most

Set Your Retirement Goals – Figure out how much you need to save to meet your retirement goals

How to Save for College – Get advice on how to save for your own college education or for a child’s.

www.investor.vanguard.com/corporate-portal/

CBS MoneyWatch

MoneyWatch is a leading news provider on business, finance, and the economy. Readers can see current quotes for stocks and other investments.

Topics Covered

News, Analysis, Current Events, Finance, Economics, Politics

What Makes this Site Unique

Readers can expect a comprehensive selection of news on the stock markets and the economy.

What We Like Most

Why All IRA Choices Aren’t Created Equal – Learn which IRAs are the best for you and your investing goals

Retirement Headlines – See the latest stories related to retirement.

www.cbsnews.com/moneywatch/

MarketWatch

This website has extensive news coverage of the stock market and of publically-traded companies and their happenings. There are also some advice articles for regular consumers.

Topics Covered

News, Current Events, Economics, Finance, Money, Markets, Politics

What Makes this Site Unique

In addition to the latest news, there is a personal finance section with “10 Things” lists, columns, and tools.

What We Like Most

Today’s Interest Rates – Find, compare, and track interest rates for different kinds of loans

Credit Card Screener – Search credit cards and find the best rates.

www.marketwatch.com

U.S. News Money

This website offers guides and news on retirement, personal finance, careers, and investing. Their guides take you through all aspects of retirement or making your first stock purchase.

Topics Covered

Retirement, Personal Finance, Careers, Investing, Money

What Makes this Site Unique

This website provides a good starting basis for people just starting to plan or consider their financial futures.

What We Like Most

25 Ways to Improve Your Finances – Use these tips to have better financial health

A Guide to Creating Your Ideal Household Budget – Get budgeting help and create a sound saving strategy.

www.money.usnews.com

EARN

EARN’s mission is to help low-income people build lifelong savings habits. EARN provides goal-based savings accounts for these workers.

Topics Covered

Budgeting, Saving, Homeownership, Education, Small Business, Debt, Credit, Retirement

What Makes this Site Unique

This website helps low-income individuals plan for their financial future. The tools and resources on this website cover most every major concern a person would face at every stage of life.

What We Like Most

Homeownership – See how EARN can help you become a first-time homeowner or get help preventing a foreclosure

Small Business – A list of resources for small business owners.

www.earn.org

The Billfold

The Billfold is a finance site for people who want to overhaul their financial lives. It tries to tackle difficult financial topics and give honest, straight-shooting answers to common questions about money.

Topics Covered

Personal Finance, Budgeting, Saving, Investing, Retirement, Money, Financial Planning

What Makes this Site Unique

The Billfold takes a no-holds-barred approach to discussing money matters. Guest bloggers and contributors share personal stories of money success and shortcomings. News stories are also shared and discussed.

What We Like Most

A Conversation with a Photographer Who Earns $50,000 a Year – Learn how this person “does money”

We Need a New Kind of Financial Advice – The writer thinks about how to change the advice we accept regarding personal finance.

www.thebillfold.com

Go Girl Finance

Go Girl Finance seeks to help women become more comfortable and confident in their money skills. The site takes a step by step approach, but also covers broader topics. While targeted toward women, men would find much of the financial advice useful as well.

Topics Covered

Saving, Budgeting, Banks, Credit, Debt, Family Finance, Personal Finance

What Makes this Site Unique

This website deals with many regular life events and their financial impacts, such as starting a business, getting married, or going on vacation. There is useful information for women (and men too) at most any stage of life.

What We Like Most

How I Broke Up with Debt and Fixed My Life – One woman tells her personal finance journey and how she overcame debt struggles

How to Enjoy LIfe Today While Saving for Tomorrow – This article discusses how to balance living for today while saving for later.

www.gogirlfinance.com

The Housing Guru

The Home Guru shares wisdom regarding all aspects of homeownership. The website features articles for every step of the home buying process, and then features tips on how to maintain a house and even improve its value.

Topics Covered

Homeownership, Mortgages, Buying a House, Selling a House

What Makes this Site Unique

The site is dedicated to the latest news regarding the housing industry and newest innovations in saving money while owning a home. Readers can Ask the Guru their questions.

What We Like Most

Buyers’ Corner – See the Guru’s step by step guide to buying a house

Ask the Guru – Submit your question to the Guru, and see his responses to other reader questions.

www.thehousingguru.com

Nerd Wallet

Nerd Wallet gives financial advice to regular people, straight from these financial nerds. The website covers a wide variety of personal finance topics.

Topics Covered

Finance, Investing, Education, Shopping, Health, News, Credit Cards, Small Business

What Makes this Site Unique

The Nerd Wallet blog comments on the latest news in finance. Visitors to the website can also compare rates for credit cards, bank accounts, mortgages, and more. Visitors can also ask the nerds their questions about anything finance-related.

What We Like Most

Ask an Advisor – Ask your personal finance question in the Nerd Wallet forums

Student Loan Calculator – Estimate repayments on your student loans, or explore whether loan consolidation is right for you.

www.nerdwallet.com

Daily Finance

Daily Finance strives to help readers become more knowledgeable about personal finance. They help people plan their finances and develop the tools to do so.

Topics Covered

Personal Finance, Saving, Budgeting, Financial Literacy, Investing, Financial Planning

What Makes this Site Unique

The contributors at DailyFinance have created guides to common questions about personal finance that readers will find useful. Take these courses to learn more. The site is divided into four basic sections: plan, save, spend, and invest.

What We Like Most

How to Avoid Financial Scams – An 8-step course to protecting yourself from scams

Managing Your Portfolio – Learn how to manage your investment portfolio using these 8 steps.

www.dailyfinance.com


Yahoo! Finance

Yahoo!’s website dedicated to all things finance stays up to date on the latest news. It also features a ticker of current market prices, and visitors can search for quotes of stocks they’re considering investing in or already own.

Topics Covered

Finance, Business, Economy, News, Current Events, Commentary

What Makes this Site Unique

Yahoo Originals are worth checking out. Here, Yahoo contributors explain current trends or offer their take on new regulation and other recent happenings.

What We Like Most

Just Explain It Get answers to your questions, such as “Why is Cable TV So Expensive?” and “Why Do Companies Offer Stock Splits?

Market Data – Get up to the minute quotes on stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and more.

www.finance.yahoo.com

CNN Money

CNN Money reports news, stories, and articles regarding finance-related topics. In addition, there are guides to personal finance topics on the site.

Topics Covered

Business, Investing, Economy, Personal Finance, Small Business, News

What Makes this Site Unique

The Ultimate Guides on this website are very useful. Each guide tackles most everything a beginner would need to learn about retirement, investing, student loans, and more.

What We Like Most

Ultimate Guide to Retirement – Learn everything about retirement, from how much you need to what a 401(k) is

Calculator – Find a calculator for a variety of personal finance topics.

www.money.cnn.com

The Motley Fool

The Motley Fool is a website that has built a thriving investment community with the mission of helping the world invest better. There is investing advice based on the latest news and trends, as well as advice on creating your portfolio.

Topics Covered

Investing, Stocks, News, Business

What Makes this Site Unique

The How to Invest section is a good starting point for beginning investors. This website also covers more than investing, such as taxes, estate planning, and real estate.

What We Like Most

Foolsaurus – Foolsaurus is this website’s glossary of investing terms

Investing Basics – Learn everything from how to value stocks, to picking your first stocks.

www.fool.com

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

The U.S. FDIC’s website, besides informing the public about its role in insuring the deposits of covered banks, also offers “quick links” for consumers. These links offer information on common financial topics.

Topics Covered

Banks, Mortgages, Identity Theft, Consumer Protection

What Makes this Site Unique

In the quick links are Money Smart, the FDIC’s financial education program. In addition, visitors to the website can find helpful links for banking, real estate, housing, identity theft, and more.

What We Like Most

Money Smart – Improve your financial literacy with this free education program

BankFind – Use this search tool to find FDIC-insured banking institutions.

www.fdic.gov/quicklinks/consumers.html

www.fdic.gov/moneysmart

Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s website is a very useful hub for any questions small business owners may have.

Topics Covered

Small Business Ownership, Business, Regulation, Taxes

What Makes this Site Unique

Small business owners and people thinking about opening a business will find helpful guides on the SBA website. In addition, there is information on how to obtain small business loans and grants from the federal government and other institutions.

What We Like Most

Starting a Business – Walk through the steps of starting your own business with this comprehensive guide

Analyze Your Business – See how your small business stacks up to the competition with this free tool.

www.sba.gov

Investopedia

Investopedia is an internet encyclopedia devoted to investing education; think the Wikipedia of investing. Users contribute and edit wiki pages. Visitors can find explanations of most any investing topic.

Topics Covered

Investing, Education, Business

What Makes this Site Unique

This website is comprehensive and constantly growing and improving. Contributors also post articles on current events, in which they report the news and/or analyze it. Visitors can also find guides and other tools.

What We Like Most

Guide to Stock-Picking Strategies – In this tutorial, learn about popular strategies for finding good stocks

Complete Guide to Corporate Finance – Learn what you need to know about corporate finance.

www.investopedia.com

Money Morning

Money Morning helps readers understand the new rules of finance. It helps readers stay up to date on the changing landscape of the financial world with news and analysis of current events.

Topics Covered

Finance, Business, Economy, News, Current Events, Commentary

What Makes this Site Unique

Readers can sign up to have a Money Morning newsletter sent to their inbox showcasing the top stories of the day. Money Morning’s content focuses on investing and the economy.

What We Like Most

Money Map Report– Sign up to learn about the newest investment trends and biggest opportunities.

www.moneymorning.com

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Cheat Sheet provides succinct analysis of the latest financial markets news for busy readers. The site provides “cheat sheets” meant to be read on the go or when the reader has only a little time to catch up on the news.

Topics Covered

News, Investing, Markets, Current Events, Business

What Makes this Site Unique

This website condenses stories so readers get what truly matters. It covers the topics and industries readers need to stay informed.

What We Like Most

Your Cheat Sheet to Selling Stock – Learn what you need to know to decide when to sell a stock, and how to do it

Investing 101: Should You Hire Fund Managers? – A cheat sheet answer to an important investing question.

www.cheatsheet.com

MSN Money

MSN Money aggregates important news stories on the markets. This website is stock-centric and has tools that can help readers track their portfolios and scout possible new investments.

Topics Covered

News, Investing, Markets, Current Events, Business

What Makes this Site Unique

This website emphasizes the stock market. Visitors can get quotes and create a watchlist of stocks to keep an eye on. There is also a career center for finding jobs.

What We Like Most

StockScouter – Use this tool to rate stocks based on the stock’s expected risk and return

Smart Spending – Get the latest tips on how to save money.

www.msn.com/en-us/money


Google Finance

Google Finance keeps track of the top stories in finance in the United States. Visitors can get a worldly view of finance as the site tracks markets around the world and updates on currency conversion rates. The site is fairly bare-bones but is a good way to track quotes and stories.

Topics Covered

News, Investing, Markets, Current Events, Business

What Makes this Site Unique

This website doesn’t have original news content, but aggregates it from top sources around the internet. Visitors can also find trends of companies that are rising or falling.

What We Like Most

My Portfolio – Create your investment portfolio, then track as increases or loses value

Google Domestic Trends – Google tracks search traffic across specific sectors of the economy, believing that changes in the search volume of a sector can provide insight into how that sector is doing.

www.google.com/finance


Credit.com

Credit.com allows visitors to get their free credit score and credit report. From there, they can get help on managing their credit and receive expert guidance to help improve their credit score.

Topics Covered

Credit, Debt, Credit Reports, Credit Score, Credit Cards

What Makes this Site Unique

Visitors can search credit cards for one that’s right for them and their credit history. After signing up for a free credit.com account, visitors can also get a personalized action plan for improving their credit.

What We Like Most

Credit Card Search – Find a credit card that’s right for you and your credit history

Credit Score – Get your free credit score from:

www.credit.com

The Fiscal Times

The Fiscal Times reports on the news regarding fiscal, budgetary, health care, and economic issues. It is a respected digital publication that produces its own articles and editorials, as well as shares those from partners including The Washington Post and CNBC.

Topics Covered

News, Current Events, Economics, Finance, Money, Markets, Politics

What Makes this Site Unique

This website offers free high-quality fiscal news, from both Financial Times contributors and respected outside news sources. All news is reported with an eye toward the economy and fiscal issues.

What We Like Most

Opinion Section – See what Fiscal Times columnists have to say about current events

Personal Economics – Follow the latest events that will affect your money, from gas prices to groceries.

www.thefiscaltimes.com

CNBC

CNBC features business programming that provides real-time market coverage and the latest business news. On their website, visitors can see top stories and clips from popular CNBC television programs.

Topics Covered

News, Current Events, Economics, Finance, Money, Markets, Politics

What Makes this Site Unique

This website features videos from CNBC shows, including some full episodes. Visitors can also watch live programming by logging in with their cable provider information.

What We Like Most

Full Episodes – Watch full episodes and live streams of CNBC programs

Fund Screener – Use this tool to find the best mutual funds for your investment goals.

www.cnbc.com

Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek offers news and perspective on national and global happenings in business. Visitors to the site can also access video from BloombergView.

Topics Covered

News, Current Events, Economics, Finance, Money, Markets, Politics

What Makes this Site Unique

Businessweek reports on all business happenings in most every sector of the economy. There are sections on the website devoted to choosing business schools and small business as well.

What We Like Most

School Finder – Use this tool to get help finding an MBA program that meets your goals

Small Business Smart Answers – These articles tackle typical small business concerns.

www.bloomberg.com/businessweek


The Economist

The Economist is a leading international publication about news, politics, business, finance, science, and technology. All articles from the print issue are available online, as is exclusive web content and a print archive dating back to 1997.

Topics Covered

News, Current Events, Economics, Finance, Money, Markets, Politics

What Makes this Site Unique

Content from the print magazine may require an Economist subscription to access. On the website there is a multimedia library of Economist news and commentary videos, including the Money Talks series.

What We Like Most

Multimedia Library – Watch videos produced by The Economist

Timekeeper – Save your favorite Economist articles using Timekeeper or bookmark them for later reading.

www.economist.com

The Street

The Street tracks the latest happenings on Wall Street and other financial markets around the world. Premium subscribers get access to more content including daily newsletter and advice from financial experts.

Topics Covered

Investing, News, Markets, Money, Business, Economics

What Makes this Site Unique

The Street’s columnists comment on Wall Street news and what it means for your portfolio. This website offers a mix of articles and written commentary with videos and other media.

What We Like Most

Mad Money – Follow the popular Mad Money show and column

Investment Research – Use The Street’s ratings systems to compare stocks.

www.thestreet.com


InvestorWords

With over 15,000 definitions, InvestorWords is a premier online financial glossary. The glossary covers stocks, bonds, banking, accounting, insurance, and more.

Topics Covered

Investing, Definitions, Glossary

What Makes this Site Unique

The site is broken up by topic, such as stocks or trading, to help visitors easily find the words they need. You can also subscribe to the Term of the Day to improve your investing vocabulary.

What We Like Most

Term of the Day – Build your vocabulary with the definition of the day

Tips – Use this aggregate of tips to find advice from respected investment professionals, including Warren Buffett.

www.investorwords.com

U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

The SEC essentially sets regulations and oversight for the markets and trading in the United States. Their website features information on all laws, as well as information on how to invest and how investors can protect themselves from fraud or illegal activities.

Topics Covered

Investing, Laws, Regulations, Trading, Stocks, Markets

What Makes this Site Unique

Investors can access online publications to educate and protect themselves. Investors can also files complaints, use helpful calculators, and check out brokers and advisers.

What We Like Most

Tools and Calculators for Investors – Find your risk tolerance, or calculate the real cost of a mutual fund

Check Out Brokers and Investment Advisers – Research brokers and investment advisers to make sure they’re certified.

www.sec.gov

XE.com

XE.com is a site dedicated to currency. At XE.com, you can convert currencies and plan accordingly for the cost of your next trip. There is also currency trading available for advanced investors.

Topics Covered

Money, Currency, Exchange, Investing, News

What Makes this Site Unique

Visitors can track exchange rates for currencies around the world. There is also an XE Currency smartphone app to track current rates while on the go.

What We Like Most

Currency Converter – Convert currencies from around the world

Travel Expenses Calculator – Find out how much traveling abroad will really cost by using this calculator.

www.xe.com

This is Money

This is Money is the finance website for the Daily Mail, a major British newspaper. This website is a good place for news on the British and European markets, as well as general financial news from around the world.

Topics Covered

News, Current Events, Economics, Finance, Money, Markets, Politics

What Makes this Site Unique

This site allows users to sign up for a newsletter to get a weekly roundup of breaking news and investment advice. There are also guides, calculators, and other tools to help investors, with useful tips for anyone anywhere in the world.

What We Like Most

Newsletter Signup – Get free newsletters to stay on top of the latest news from This Is Money.

www.thisismoney.co.uk/money.index.html

The Ringling - The John & Marble Ringling Museum of Art

This season at The Ringling is a strong testament to our dedication in presenting the best in art and performance to the widest possible audience. 2018 begins with the anticipated unveiling of the Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion. The building not only has galleries that are open to the public free of charge, but also rehearsal space for our guest artists, allowing the museum to work more collaboratively with performers. It is fitting that the first performers to use it will be the quartet, ETHEL, presenting Circus—Wandering City, a world premiere work commissioned by The Ringling and inspired by the magic of the circus.

In February two exciting exhibitions open which highlight our commitment to the Art of Our Time. Embodied Machines presents Toni Dove’s genre defying works of visual and performance art, while Branded/Unbranded, a collection of Hank Willis Thomas’s photographs, questions the role of advertising in the stereotyping of women. Later in the year, the fascinating costume designs of Miles White come to our galleries. During the 1940s White and others created a completely new look and feel to the circus.

We are always looking for new ways to engage with our visitors. In this issue you can read about a state-of-the-art interactive play experience coming to the Museum, the incredible expansion of our online collections, and a new induction loop installed in the theater to better serve our hearing impaired guests.

www.ringling.org

www.emuseum.ringling.org/emuseum/collections