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Personal Finance Subject Guide

Investing | Estate Planning | Stocks | Consumer Credit | Bonds | Retirement | Mutual Funds | Bankruptcy

Investing

Books on investing will be located at the call number 332.6

Bloomberg.com
http://www.bloomberg.com
This site has up to the minute financial and market news. You can find stocks, bonds, key rates, currencies, and commodities and much more.

CNN Money
http://money.cnn.com/pf/

Investopedia
http://www.investopedia.com
Includes a dictionary of investment terms

Yahoo Finance
http://finance.yahoo.com/
One of the best sites for getting stock quotes and charts. Simple, easy to use, and well-designed. Many other useful features.

Investment Associations

American Association of Individual Investors
http://www.aaii.com

National Association of Investors Corporation 
http://www.better-investing.org
This company publishes Better Investing magazine which is available online at the website and also in print format at the Camden County Library's periodicals desk (Voorhees.).

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Stocks

Print Resources:

Directory of Companies Offering Dividend Reinvestment Plans -- R332.6322 Dir 

Mergent's Handbook of Common Stocks -- R332.6323 Moo

S&P Stock Reports -- R332.6322Sta

S&P Corporation Records -- R338.74 Sta

Value Line Investment Survey -- Please ask at the Reference Desk

Web Pages:

American Stock Exchange
http://www.amex.com

Dow Jones Industrial Average
http://djindexes.com

Historical Stock Quotes
http://www.marketwatch.com/tools/quotes/historical.asp

NASDAQ Stock Exchange
http://www.nasdaq.com

New York Stock Exchange
http://www.nyse.com

Stock quotes are available from many web pages including:

CNN Stock Quotes
http://money.cnn.com/markets/us_markets.html

Quote Plus
http://www.quicken.com/investments/quotes

For more information about researching a company's financial information see Company Information Pathfinder

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Bonds

Books on bonds will be located at the call number 332.6323.

Moody's Bond Record -- R332.6323 Moo.

U.S. Savings Bonds Online
http://www.savingsbonds.com/
Information about savings bonds and interest on savings bonds.

Bonds Online
http://www.bondsonline.com/
Find information about treasury, municipal, corporate, and savings bonds.

Savings Bond Redemption Calculator
http://savingsbonds.gov
Savings bond calculator will tell you how much your bonds are worth. In depth information about U.S. savings bonds can be found at this site.

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Consumer Credit

For books dealing with the subject of Consumer Credit check books with the call numbers 332.024 and also 332.7.

Bank Rate Monitor
http://www.bankrate.com/brm/default.asp
Bank Rate Monitor provides online consumers with financial data, research and editorial information on non-investment financial products. This objective information on mortgages, credit cards,new and used auto loans, money market accounts and CDs, checking and ATM fees, home equity lines and loans and online banking fees is gathered from more than 2,500 financial institutions in 120 markets in 50 states and Puerto Rico. Bankrate.com also surveys rates at the nation's largest credit unions. Go here to find best credit card deals

Better Business Bureau
http://www.bbb.org
Links to local BBBs and information charities and scams.

Consumer World
http://www.consumerworld.org/
1,700 categorized consumer resources on the Internet.

Card Flash - Daily Payment Card News
http://www.ramresearch.com
Search for deals on credit cards.

Credit Reports are available free if you live in New Jersey, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, or Vermont every 12 months from each of the three national credit bureaus. Contact them by phone at the number listed below. If you live in any other state try either the number listed or the company's website. To obtain copies of your current credit reports, contact the following credit bureaus:

Equifax - 1-800-997-2493
https://www.econsumer.equifax.com/

Experian - 1-888-EXPERIAN (1-888-397-3742)
http://www.experian.com/consumer/index.html

Transunion - 1-800-888-4213
http://www.transunion.com

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Mutual Funds

Books on Mutual Funds can be located at the call number 332.6327.

Mutual Fund Investor's Center
http://www.mfea.com
Includes sections on the basics of mutual funds and how to locate mutual fund companies.

Brill's Mutual Funds Interactive(sm)
http://www.brill.com

The following print resources on Mutual Funds are available at the Reference Desk:

Morningstar
Value Line Mutual Fund Survey
Weisenberger Investment Companies Yearbook
Weisenberger Mutual Funds Update

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Estate Planning

Books on Estate Planning can be located at the call number 332.024.

AllLaw.com
http://www.alllaw.com/topics/wills_and_trusts/
Gives brief explaination of estate planning topics and includes some free legal forms.

Nolo.com
http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/wills-trusts-estates/
Wills and estate planning information for wills, trusts, living wills, power of attorney and more.

Findlaw
http://www.findlaw.com
Get listing for Estate Planning attorneys in the Philadelphia area

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Bankruptcy

Books on bankruptcy are located at the call number 346.078

American Bankruptcy Institute
http://www.abiworld.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home 
Links to definitions and forms

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Retirement

Books on retirement are located at 332.024 and 301.434.

AARP
http://www.aarp.org
American Association of Retired Persons.

Social Security Administration
Social Security Express
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