Professor Greg Burbage's Links For
Business, Finance and Research plus
Other Miscellaneous Useful Information Sites
These old sayings are still around for good reason!
A penny saved is a penny earned. . . . Don't spend a dollar to save a dime. . . .
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. . . . Don't put all your eggs in one basket. . . .
Put something away for a rainy day. . . .
The funny thing about money, if you spend it all - you won't have any!
Business, Finance and the Stock Market:
- The American Institute of CPA's 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
has a wealth of information for everyone - from teens to college age to retirees.
- A great web site and the best financial TV program, CNBC is an international financial
news network. Watch it on cable channel 42 in the Sacramento area.
- Another great web site for researching financial matters and the stock market is Yahoo! Finance .
- The three major U. S. stock market exchanges are the New York Euronext,
the NASDAQ, and the American .
Each one provides vast amounts of information on those companies listed with them,
including ticker symbols and links to the listed companies' web sites.
- Everyone quotes Morningstar when discussing mutual
funds. They calculate annual rates of return by company. They also list fund performances
for the last one, three and five year periods, plus since inception of the fund. Don't
invest in mutual funds until you check with Morningstar.
- Information on domestic and global markets, the economy and politics, IPOs, and new
SEC filings can be found at CBS Market Watch .
You can also sign up to receive "the story behind the numbers", and its free.
- Searchable by company name, ticker symbol, SIC code and full text
Edgar Online is a database of publicaly traded company filings with the Securites
and Exchange Commission.
- Thousands of reports by leading industry analysts highlights
USA Data . It also includes market research and mailing lists.
- Want to earn more on your savings account than a bank is willing to pay? Open a money market
account at Charles Schwab & Co. Get the
added bonus of having access to all their stock market information. They also have
local offices with knowledgable employees to help you in your investment research and
- If you want to do it yourself and strickly over the internet, you might consider
E*Trade . They also have loads of information on
investing but no people to give you a hand. If you're a high volume trader E*Trade's commission
structure is a little less than Schwab's but remember, no advisory staff to help you with your decisions.
- Ex-Dividend Dates: When Are You Entitled to Stock and
Cash Dividends? This short explanation by the SEC makes it easy to understand.
- Several Time Value Money Calculators   by Investopedia - A Forbes Media Company
- Create and Print a loan amortization schedule here
News, Researching Whatever, and Your Credit:
- MSN is extremely diverse. It has all kinds of information on business,
finance, stocks, shopping, people, web searching and much more!
- Want to know which web sites are the most popular?
Webbieworld features the public's picks for the best stops on the Web in catagories
such as art, business, education, e-zines and government.
- More than 14,000 computer terms and concepts are listed and explained at
CMPs Tech Encyclopedia .
- Need statistics on information that the U.S. government collects? If so, you can get more
than you can handle from the 70 agencies that compile their raw data at
- Information on all the 50 States of the U.S. is available here.
Includes current events, localized economic information, a college and university directory,
area codes, yellow pages, and where to get state tax forms. "Ouch!"
- Geared to the accounting profession is CPA Net which is a
basic news portal that offers information on almost every accounting-related subject.
It has a resource directory of over 800 Web sites.
- Do you Yahoo or can you Google ?
Just in case you forgot "the old standbys". You can research almost anything from these two search engine sites.
- Need some software? Be it free-ware or share-ware TuCows
probably has it or can direct you to it.
- How's your credit? Get a free copy of your credit reporat at AnnualCreditReport.com .
- Get your "credit score" and learn how to improve your credit rating at myFICO .
Miscellaneous Useful Sites:
- Acronym Finder - What do those letters stand for?
- Merriam Webster's Dictionary - A regular dictionary.
- Your Dictionary - Language dictionaries, language courses, thesaurus and much more than a regular dictionary!
- Encyclopedia Britannica - The best standard encyclopedia.
- Investor Words - Business, finance, law and real estate terms explained. You can count on these being correct.
- Itools - Search, research, reference, look up or translate just about anything in one place.
- Wikipedia - One of the biggest multilingual free-content encyclopedia on the Internet,
BUT because users are allowed to change the content you CAN'T always count on the definitions being 100% correct!
- Math.com - Math tutoring & online calculators. The basics to the almost impossible math and statistics tutoring and practice.
- Online Conversion - Distance, volume, weight, size and virtually all other conversions.
- Zabasearch - A Free people finder.
- USA People Search - Another people finder.
- 411.com - A Free telephone number reverse lookup.
- Need to call someone in a foreign country? Click here to find the International Telephone Calling Codes.
- Central Intellegence Agency - The CIA has world facts about everything everywhere.
- Federal Bureau of Investigation - US domestic information you need to know.
- Edmunds car cost guide - New or used car values.
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