Annotated Internet Resouces by Subject
Business and Personal Finance
Annual Reports Online
This page offers links to several corporate and non-profit, online, annual reports, tips for reading and writing them and a search engine for locating reports online.
Bank Rate Monitor
"Bank Rate Monitor provides more than 1,600 pages of free, timely rates for mortgages, home equity loans, savings, credit cards and checking accounts via the Internet. BRM also tracks ATM fees and online banking fees. More than 2,500 institutions are surveyed weekly in 117 markets and all 50 states and the database is updated Monday through Friday nights."
Better Business Bureau
This site offers information about the Better Business Bureau and its programs, a "reference library," and a Directory of Better Business Bureaus in the U.S. and Canada. It also has reports on charitable organizations.
Brill's Mutual Funds Interactive [R]
This site contains a wealth of information about mutual funds, including quotes, interviews with the market's major players, a glossary and an introductory course on the subject called "Funds 101."
Cost of Living Calculator from CNNMoney
This site allows you to see how much money you would need in another city to maintain your buying power on your current income.
Crash Course in Wills & Trusts
"This course is a concise and practical guide to what everyone should know about the law of Wills and Trusts -- as well as a range of other matters -- before an estate plan is designed."
This page is devoted to dividend re-investment plans.
Division of Corporations
"Welcome to the Florida Division of Corporations´ Sunbiz™ web site. From here you can search and access filed information for corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, general partnerships, trademarks, fictitious name registrations and liens. Images of most filed documents can be downloaded at no charge and to make the filing process easier, most filing forms can also be downloaded."
New car prices, used car pricing, auto reviews, car buying guide, car ratings, car comparisons, auto advice, car values, and auto leasing by Edmunds Car Buying Guide. Online quotes can be requested from dealers available by phone or e-mail.
"This site is designed to be: a branding and marketing tool for promoting the business side of Florida, a repository of vital economic information about Florida, and a portal to statewide economic development partners."
Florida Department of Financial Services
This website's "Unclaimed Property" page lists dormant financial accounts throughout the state of Florida.
Fool.com: Finance and Folly
"The Motley Fool Online is a forum dedicated to creating wealth by investing in stocks. Period. Not options, not futures, not commodities. Heck, we don't even like mutual funds."
Gale General Business File ASAP
Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available. From home, school or office enter your valid St. Lucie County Library patron ID number without spaces.
This page contains a tremendous amount of information on auto, life, health, home, business and travel insurances. It is now the same page as Quotesmith.com, Inc.
InsWeb Insurance Online
"InsWeb provides a comprehensive series of forms to fill out, professionally done, and quick response from InsWeb and the Company of my choice is very much appreciated."
Kelley Blue Book
Official Kelley Blue Book site for new car prices and used car values.
This site has interest rates and mortgage calculators, home loan advice and tools to find lenders.
Mortgage Loan Calculator
A comprehensive source of free online loan, retirement, business and other finance calculators.
A good personal finance reference with articles and financial calculators.
This page computes the current and future value of all U.S Savings Bonds.
SBA: Small Business Administration Home Page
The SBA Home Page claims to offer "programs and services to help you start, grow and succeed."
Social Security Online
This page is "the official website of the U. S. Social Security Administration." Here you can find information about retirement, Medicare, "disability and SSI" and what to do in the event that a Social Security recipient dies.
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
This is the online version of the famous Thomas Register. It claims to be "the Internet's largest industrial buying and specifying guide."
"Trade Show Central (TSC) is an exciting new Web site that gives you easy access to information on more than 30,000 trade shows." The database is searchable by name of show, date, industry or location.
United States Patent and Trademark Office Home Page
This server contains links to "General Info," "Search Patents," "Weekly Data," "Download Forms," "PTO Fees," "Legal Materials," "Statistics" and "Related Web Sites."
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Home Page
This site includes "Facts About Employment Discrimination," "Filing a Charge,""Small Business Information" and "Enforcement and Litigation."
US Securities and Exchange Commission
"The mission of the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain far, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation." Towards these ends, the SEC’s webpage is divided into seven major sections: "About the SEC," "Filings & Forms (EDGAR)," "Regulatory Actions," "Staff Interpretations," "Investor Information," "News & Public Statements," and "Litigation."