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The following links have been selected and vetted by our librarians for quality, currency and relevance. However, by clicking on any of the links listed on this page you will be REDIRECTED to those web sites which are independent from the City of Palm Springs.

 

American Association of Individual Investors
AAII is a nonprofit organization that arms individual investors with the education and tools they need to build wealth. From stock investing to financial planning and retirement funding, AAII covers all your needs. 

Annual Credit Report
AnnualCreditReport.com is the official site to help consumers to obtain their free credit report. This central site allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.

Annual Reports Library
Provides links to annual reports of many publicly held companies.

Big Charts
Provides stock quotes, mutual funds and futures information. Historical information included. 

Bloomberg
The leading global provider of data, news and analytics. The BLOOMBERG TERMINAL  and Bloomberg's media services provide real-time and archived financial and market data, pricing, trading, news and communications tools in a single, integrated package to corporations, news organizations, financial and legal professionals and individuals around the world.

BudgetWorksheets
BudgetWorksheets.org includes useful planner and printable sheets to balance your budget and keep your finances in check. Use these regularly and track expenses to find out where your money really goes.

EDGAR
All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free. Here you'll find links to a complete list of filings available through EDGAR and instructions for searching the EDGAR database.

Money Geek
When you’re trying to decide if it’s a good time to refinance your home loan or whether to pay down your student loans or credit cards first, what you really want is to make a sound decision, fast—and feel confident that it was the right choice.

Here’s what Money Geek offers: explanations on money topics that go deep enough but don’t feel like reading a dry textbook. Step-by-step instructions and checklists. Calculators—such as mortgage payment and cost of living calculators—that actually tell you what’s going on with the numbers in plain English. Questions answered by industry experts. Money Geeks wants you to quickly figure out what’s best for your financial life, without muss or stress.

Morningstar
Offers rating and financial analysis of mutual funds as well as stocks.

New York Stock Exchange
Educational tools for investors and those who wish to become investors.

SCORE (Small Business Administration)
The SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives Association), is made up of retired, professional business managers from all disciplines of business and government. They volunteer their time to provide free management and business counseling and workshops.

Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
Includes both American and Canadian companies.

Yahoo Finance
Get current stock quotes, currency exchange rates, and current financial news.