Investments & Personal Finance

Databases | Calculators & Tools | Sites

 

Databases

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Business Insights: Essentials contains company profiles, brand and industry information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, and articles.

Financial Ratings Series is a premier resource which provides independent ratings of life and annuity insurers, property and casualty insurers, plus health insurers. It also rates banks and credit unions, plus stocks and mutual funds. From Weiss Ratings and TheStreet Ratings.

Investor's Business Daily contains stock market news and analysis. In library use only.

Morningstar Investment Research Center is a resource which provides real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds. Visit the Help & Education section for the investment classroom and guides, video tutorials, glossary, and more.

Public Records is a database of new homeowners, new businesses, foreclosures, and bankruptcies for Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties.

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S&P NetAdvantage is a comprehensive source of business and investment information, offering online access to popular Standard & Poor’s research products such as Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, Corporation Records, Company Profiles, The Outlook, Mutual Fund Reports, and more.

Value Line Investment Survey contains information about stocks, including small and large cap companies.

Calculators & Tools

BankRate.com
Use calculators for mortgage, retirement, car loans, investment, and more.

CNN.com
Calculate retirement, real estate, financial planning, and more.

Kiplinger.com
Investment tools for stocks and bonds, taxes, family finance, retirement, and living.

SmartMoney.com
Worksheets on cars, college, debt, insurance, retirement, and much more.

 

Sites

About.com: Financial Planning
Learn how to create a budget, build wealth, and protect what you have.

Bank Rate Monitor
Check on the safety of your bank, and search for loan and CD rates.

Big Charts
Comprehensive charting site with historical quotes offered back to the 1980s.

CNN Money: Money 101
A step by step guide to gaining control of your financial life. Includes 23 lessons.

Google Finance
Search for stocks, mutual funds, and public and private companies. Features interactive charts and news.

MarketWatch
Premier source for current financial news and current quotes.

MyMoney.gov
Pulls information from various government sites for budgeting, buying a house, investing, etc.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling
Association of non-profit organizations that provide education and counseling in credit and debt management. Find contact information for local offices.

Oprah's Debt Diet Action Plan
Follow the step by step guide to financial freedom. Find expert advice on getting out of debt and staying out of debt.

Superstar Investor
11,600 of the best investing sites: annual reports, financial news, etc.

TreasuryDirect
Includes information on savings bonds.

Wise Bread: Living Large on a Small Budget
A community of bloggers gives advice on ways to save.

Yahoo! Finance
Timely stock and mutual fund quotes with links to company fundamentals, charts, and news.