The best place to find information
about financial literacy is online. Financial information, i.e. stock
prices, interest rates, tax laws, retirement plans, change so frequently
that there is no way a book can be published fast enough to keep up
with the new rates. Even a weekly magazines’ information can become
out dated fairly quickly. For a commerce that is consistently changing,
a consumer needs a medium that can be updated as needed. The Internet
can provide constant updates on all financial matters. There are many
Web sites built to help the consumer with their financial questions.
Below is a list of quality Web sites that cover a range of financial
This site is developed by CCH Inc., a leading provider of tax law information
to financial professionals. This site is for consumers, though, and
it covers the scope of financial planning, not just taxes, in a clear
and straightforward manner.
This site provides updated information about financial issues including:
headline news, articles, reports, and stocks and quotes. There are also
message boards to post questions, and a stock ticker.
Quicken.com provides personal financial planning services, online banking
and trading, as well as information about all types of personal finance,
including banking, investing, small business, and retirement. Quicken
software can also be purchased at this site.
Two brothers, David and Tom Gardner, invented a multimedia financial
education company called ‘The Motley Fool’. The company's
mission has remained the same since its inception: ‘to educate,
enrich and amuse individual investors around the world’. The Web
site provides useful information about investing and money issues in
a lighthearted matter that is easy to understand.
This site is one of the most comprehensive financial glossaries on the
Internet. With over 6,000 definitions and 20,000 links between related
terms, any definition of any financial word or phrase can be defined