The Internet has created a revolution in the area of personal finance. It's now hard to imagine investing in stocks or looking for a loan without using the Internet as a resource, either for research purposes or actually conducting transactions. We've put together a web guide of some of the best financial web sites, and we will continuously update this section as we uncover more useful resources. Please contact us if you have suggestions on helpful web sites or articles that we should consider listing. Also, get business and finance information on Twitter @finance_bits and @business_bits.
General Finance Sites
The Investing section of this web site is a great resource for the latest news in this area. The site is very well-organized and is loaded with useful information.
This is one of the most popular financial sites on the web due in large part to the site's easy to use format for researching stocks and tracking portfolios. Most financial sites now model many of the features on their sites to the features developed by Yahoo! If you want easy access to financial information, you can't beat this site.
This site is also an excellent resource for conducting company research, providing a wide range of information in an easy to access format.
Applying for a loan, credit card or trying to buy a home? It is important to check all 3 of your credit reports and credit scores before you apply so that you ensure you get the best rate. Visit Credit.com to check your credit reports and credit scores online today.
Morningstar has historically been a leader in providing information on mutual funds, and its Web site lives up to its reputation.
This site is "an online loan marketplace where lenders compete for your business and you choose the loan that's right for you." It's a great example of how the Inernet has changed everything. Consumers now have many more choices when looking for a loan.
Unfortunately in these troubled times, the need for cash advances is even greater. Check out PayDayOne for ways to get a little extra cash.
All information without unnecessary bells and whistles. Typical Google.
American Business Blog
You can't understand personal finance without having some understanding of business and the economy. Check out this blog for information in those areas.
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