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  • Top Money Sites
    • Financial Portals & Media Sites
      • News, data, articles, and rankings for the investor, from the Wall Street Journal digital network.

      • News, information, videos and tools for portfolio tracking and other investor interests from Bloomberg media.  Includes section for Bloomberg Businessweek.

      • The CBS Network's financial media portal including articles, research data, videos, and blogs from well-known advisers.

      • A large media site that offers news, articles, data, videos from their programs, blogs, and other resources.

      • Business and investor oriented news, articles, columnists and blogs, including sections on investing, retirement, wealth management, personal finance.

      • Fox News sourced news, articles, data, and videos with content from their programs.

      • For the serious investor, a Los Angeles-based business newspaper with national coverage of news, business articles, investment data, and financial educational information.  Newspaper published weekly with daily content updated online only.  Access to in-depth content requires a subscription. Oriented to promoting the publisher's, William J. O'Neil's system of technical investing.

      • Kiplinger is a publisher of magazines and newsletters; this site offers current news, along with advice and tools for personal finance, business, investing, retirement.

      • A part of the Wall Street Journal digital network with financial news and investing information.

      • Offers current news along with advice on personal finance, business, investing, retirement, real estate, travel, etc.

      • Microsoft financial portal offering data, articles, news, advice and educational content from variety of source

      • From the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission , this is a portal for all U.S. government personal finance information.

      • Refers to federal websites providing information and resources on a wide range of topics including benefits, grants, loans, consumer issues, retirement, spending, saving, investing, taxes, credit, debt, housing, and unclaimed money from the government.

      • Major financial newspaper site offers news, data, articles, videos, blogs; personal finance section has how-to information on all areas of personal finance.

      • A large portal with company and stock information, current financial news and financial literacy resources.

    • Learn About Money
      • This site is a free program of the nation's certified public accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances through every stage of life.

      • Offers articles and explanations on many personal finance and money topics; sites are authored by a team of guides and contributors with experience and background in their fields.  The Balance is part of media site Dotdash.com family which in 2017 replaced what was formerly known as about.com. 

      • A set of lessons offering a step-by-step guide to gaining control of your financial life.

      • Offers multilingual (Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, and others) financial education materials, including brochures, training manuals and PowerPoint presentations. Also see separate link listed below for their Managing Money project.

      • Free internet-based economic and personal finance lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students. Offers over 700 lessons, each with a teacher's version as well as a student's version. From the Council for Economic Education.

      • For both individual use and as a supplement to classroom teaching. From the United States Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

      • Offers basic, interactive lessons to experience these daily challenges with money without real-world consequences.

      • Offers basic, self-paced tutorials with money management tips for budgeting, retirement planning, smart shopping, and more.

      • Jump$tart is a national coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-age youth by providing advocacy, research, standards and educational resources.

      • Several subscription services are available through the library and offer free courses. In particular, Gale Courses (formerly Learn4Life and ed2go), Learning Express Library, and Universal Class offer courses on personal financial topics such as making and saving money, home ownership, investing, etc.

      • A financial literacy clearinghouse featuring Consumer Action’s MoneyWi$e multilingual educational materials, headline news on personal finance topics and recommended publications created by other organizations and government agencies. The materials focus on financial services, sound financial planning and debt management, saving for emergencies and retirement and how to avoid frauds and scams.

      • From Visa (credit card company) working with consumer advocates and educators to provide educational content and resources. Offered in English and Spanish for the United States, plus international sites targeted to audiences in other countries in their native languages.

      • The Public Library Association and the American Library Association, in collaboration with Capital One Financial Corporation, offer this series to teach consumers basic mobile banking skills. It is designed specifically for older adults, and offers numerous, unbranded videos to guide learners through every step of the process, with overviews and step-by-step tutorials to help them manage their finances online -- regardless of where they bank. The curriculum is also available in Spanish, through Listos, Clic, Avance℠.

      • Site from nonprofit National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) offers courses, tools, guidance and education for financial decisions in all stages of life.

    • Market & Economics Data, Indexes
      • Commercial service listing current rates from many financial institutions for savings, certificates of deposit (CDs), mortgages, credit cards, home equity loans, and personal loans

      • Provider of price quotes, charts, and technical analysis for commodities, futures, stocks, options, forex, and ETF markets. Free registration offers access to more information and services.

      • BigCharts, part of the MarketWatch and the Wall Street Journal Digital Network, offers free interactive charts, quotes, industry analysis and intraday stock screeners, as well as market news and commentary.

      • Site is designed to assist investors with market and investment research through the market data information.

      • FTSE (Financial Times Stock Exchange) and Russell Investments now combined.  Provide a selection of indexes used to measure market performance: best known ones include the FTSE 100 for large cap stocks on the London Stock Exchange and the Russell 2000 for small cap stocks. Selection of data provided free on this site; with more available by subscription.

      • Moody's ratings of creditworthiness for corporate, government and structured finance securities. Available free with registration.

      • Formerly know as FreeLunch from Moody's Economy.com, a leading independent provider of economic, financial, country, and industry research.  Provides data and reports on economic and financial market indicators: part of the content is available free, part is only for subscribers or individual purchase.

      • MSCI is a leading provider of indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools for investors and asset managers. Best known index is the EAFE for international stocks. Site includes free data on their indices and offers access to selected research reports.

      • Site offers stock market quotes, charts, market activity, indices, news. Also has sections with how-to information on investing and personal finance.

      • NYSE Euronext is a holding company combining ownership of the New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, Euronext, and other exchanges and trading platforms. Site offers extensive listings, news, charts, and data for stocks, bonds, options, futures, closed end funds, etc. that trade on their exchanges. Also searchable by industry. In addition, provides information on regulations and practices of the exchanges

      • Basic data available for free--with some requiring registration. More extensive information requires subscription. The McGraw-Hill Companies and CME Group combined their services in July 2012 to launch S&P Dow Jones Indices to host a variety of indexes including the Standard & Poor's 500 of large U.S. stocks and the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

      • Standard & Poor's ratings of creditworthiness of companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, government, and utilities. Free ratings and reports with registration.

      • Database offered by the library and accessible outside the library to those with a currently valid Los Angeles Public Library card, includes Companies section (offering stock and company profiles and data, market reports, and S&P indexes) and Industries section (offering industry surveys and reviews, economics trends and outlook, economic calendar of forthcoming announcements).

      • Includes free access to stock charts and instruction about using stock charts in technical analysis of stocks. Paid subscriptions provide access to more information.

      • Compilation of current and past research, surveys, data, reports from the Federal Reserve.

      • Compiles and produces data such as the Gross Domestic Product, personal income and spending, foreign trade in goods and services, etc.

      • Census Bureau conducts more than 100 surveys of households and business across the nation each year, covering many topics including construction, retail & wholesale trade, home ownership, manufacturing and service industries, etc.

      • Website includes data and charts covering interest rates, national debt, economic data tables.  The TreasuryDirect site offers information on interest rates, auctions, and purchasing savings bonds, bonds, bills, and notes from the U.S. Treasury.

      • EDGAR is the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system used at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). EDGAR is the primary system for submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file information with the SEC and is free for all to search.

      • Best known for Wilshire 5000 representing the total U.S. stock market. Offers data on variety of their indexes plus interesting index return calculator.

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