Tons of Help

slackker, Tuesday December 27 2005 - 07:44:36

Accounting:
http://www.moneybulletin.com/ - (Mike Kavanaugh's site)
Appraisals:
http://www.money.org/ - American Numismatic Association
http://www.collectors.com/ - access to various collectibles)

Automotive:
http://www.autopedia.com - (automotive-related information)
http://www.autosafety.org/ - (general info on auto lemons)
http://www.carsdirect.com/ - (buying new cars over the Internet)
http://www.intellichoice.com/ - (auto buying info)
http://www.edmunds.com/ - (car values)
http://www.kbb.com/ - (Kelley blue book, car values)
http://www.carfaxreport.com/ - (to find out if a car was wrecked)
http://www.wreckcheck.net/ - (safety and repairs report)
http://www.state.ga.us/gaoca/ - (lemon law info)
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/ - (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
http://www.recalls.org/ - (auto recalls)
http://www.alldata.com/ - (Auto Service Bulletin)
www.nhtsa.gov/airbags/weblist.html - (airbag removal)
http://www.hwysafety.org/a> - (for safest autos on road)
www.ftc.gov/ - (for info on suing auto manufacturers for lemons)
http://www.insweb.com/ - (Auto Insurance comparisons)
www.ganet.org/dps - (drivers license questions)
http://www.cleanairforce.com/ - (emissions)
http://www.carsdirect.com/ - (car buying)
http://www.carfax.com/ - (car history)
http://www.nada.com/ - (official used car guide company)
http://www.leaseguide.com/ - (advice & info on leasing a car)
http://www.epa.gov/autoemissions - (US Environmental Protection Agency - Green Vehicle Guide)

Banks & Banking:
www.ganet.org/services/dbf - (list of regulated institutions)
http://www.frbatlanta.org/- (Federal Reserve Bank, Atlanta)
http://www.mbag.org/ - (Mortgage Bankers Association)
http://www.fdic.gov/ - (Federal Deposit Insurance consumer news)
http://www.ots.treas.gov/ - (Office of Thrift Supervision, savings bank info)
http://www.ustreas.gov/- (fund value of savings and bonds)
http://www.savingsbonds.gov/ -(buying bonds on line)
http://www.ncua.gov/ - (National Credit Union Administration)
http://www.cuna.org/ - (Credit Union National Association)

Bee Keeping:
Join the best natural beekeeping forum on the web!

Businesses & Franchises:
http://www.fatbrain.com/ - (amateur authors can publish own works)
http://www.score.org/ - (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
http://www.score.org/ - small business counseling

Charities & Fundraising:
http://www.give.org/ - (to find charities that accept donations like autos)
http://www.guidestar.org/ - (tax returns of charities)
http://www.bbb.org/- (to find legitimate local charities)
http://www.salvationarmy.org/ - donation valuation guide for tax deductions

Computers/Internet
http://www.hotmail.com/</a>- free email
http://www.SCforum.info - SCforum.info - Security
http://www.juno.com/ - free email
http://www.namezero.com/ - free and discounted web domain address
http://www.networksolutions.com/ - web domain search
http://www.dslreports.com/ - fast internet access
http://www.direcpc.com/ - fast internet access
http://www.cable-modem.net/ - cable modem
http://www.freedsl.com/ - free DSL
http://www.ifccfbi.gov/ - Internet Fraud Complaint Center
http://www.freebytes.org/ - donate old computers

Credit reports & agencies:
http://www.experian.com/index.html-</a> to get copy of your credit report from Experian
www.tuc.com/ - (to get copy of your credit report from Trans Union)
www.equifax.com/ - (to get copy of your credit report from Equifax)
http://www.privacyrights.org/ - (about privacy of your credit information)
http://www.fairisaac.com/ - (credit score information)
http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/utilities/</a> - (click on PayEmOff for info on paying off debt)
http://www.cuna.org/ - (Credit Union National Association)
http://www.ftc.gov/ - (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act)

Credit cards:
http://www.cardtrak.com/- (best deals on credit cards)
http://www.ramresearch.com/ - (best deals on credit cards)

Credit counseling services:
http://www.cccsatl.org/ - (consumer credit counseling, Atlanta)
http://www.cccscfl.com/company.htm - (consumer credit counseling, Florida)
http://www.nfcc.org - (national consumer credit counseling)

Consumer fraud:
http://www.nfcc.org/ - (consumer fraud, misleading advertising)
http://www.privacyrights.org/ - (privacy rights clearing house
http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft/ - (Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act)

Day care:
http://www.careguide.com/ - (to find day care centers and help)
http://www.nsaca.org/ - (represents after school care providers, not consumers)

Divorce & Child support:
http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/cse - (child support enforcement)

Dry cleaning:
http://www.ifi.org/- (international fabric care institute)
www.dryel.com/ - (do-it-yourself dry cleaning)

Education & student loans:
www.ed.gov/directloan - (refinance student loans)
http://www.loanconsolidation.ed.gov/ -(refinance student loans)
http://www.finaid.com/ - (financial aid for college)
http://www.collegeboard.org/ - (info on schools)
http://www.fastweb.com/ - (scholarships, loans, college costs)
http://www.collegesavings.org/ - (prepaid college costs)
http://www.savingforcollege.com/ - (college saving)
http://www.degree.net/ - (distance learning)
http://www.collegeispossible.com/ - (financial aids)

Elderly & aging:
http://www.aarp.org/feedback/emailnews - (free newsletter on sweepstakes)

http://www.careguide.com/ - (for senior day care, senior centers, nursing homes, etc)
http://www.score.org/ - (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
http://www.caremanager.org/ - (Nat'l Assoc of Professional Geriatric Care Managers)
http://www.nahc.org/ - (Nat'l Assoc for Home Care )
http://www.aahsa.org/ - (American Assoc of
Homes and Services for the Aging)
http://www.medicare.gov/ Nursing Home Comparisons)
http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov/- (Administration on Aging, Long Term Care Ombudsman)
http://www.ltcibuyersadvocate.com/ - (long term care insurance buyers advocate)

Government - states of Ga. and Fla.:
http://www.state.ga.us/ - (Georgia State site)
- (find county of any company for suing)
http://www.sos.state.ga.us/ - (Georgia licensing and examining boards)
www.ganet.org/ago - (Georgia Attorney General office)
http://www.unclaimed.org/ - (unclaimed property - all states)
http://www.missingmoney.com/ - (unclaimed monies)
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/- (Florida legislators)
http://www.psc.state.ga.us/ - (Georgia Public Service Commission)
http://www.ezgov.com/ - (anything about
government)

Government - Georgia:
http://www.cpsc.gov/ - (product safety commission)
http://www.cpsc.gov/ - (highway traffic safety administration)
http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/ - (government printing office - consumer info pamphlets)
www.ssa.gov/pebes - (Social Security benefits & earnings statements)
http://www.ezgov.com/ - (anything about government)
http://www.unclaimed.org/ - (Georgia Division of Unclaimed Property)
http://www.missingmoney.com/ - (for unclaimed monies)
http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/comp/refunds/index.cfm - (HUD or FHA loan
refunds)

Homes, inspections and remodeling:
http://www.cpsc.gov/ - (consumer product safety commission)
http://www.recalls.org/ - (info on recalls)
http://www.iicrc.org/ - (inspection certification)
http://www.gahi.com/ - (Georgia Home inspectors)
http://www.homeinspectors.org/ - (American Society of Home Inspectors)
http://www.nahb.com/ - (National Association of Home Builders)
http://www.remodel.com/ - (Remodel and Maintain)
http://www.nari.org/ - (National Association of the Remodeling Industry)
http://www.nkba.org/ - (National Kitchen and Bath Association)

Home improvements & Repairs:
http://www.gpclaims.com/ - (Georgia Pacific siding claims)
www.hunt.com/lpsiding.htm - (Louisiana Pacific siding claims)
http://www.masoniteclaims.com/ - (Masonite siding claims)
http://www.nadca.com/ - (duct cleaning info)
http://www.pbpipe.com/ - (plumbing recover center - blue pipe)
http://www.recalls.org/ - (recalls)
http://www.spencerclass.com/ - (Spencer settlement)
http://www.nrca.net/ - (National Roofing Contractors Assn.)
http://www.agr.state.ga.us/ - (termite info)
http://www.gpca.org/ - (list of termite companies)

Insurance:
http://www.ambest.com/ - (insurance ratings)
http://www.standardandpoors.com - (insurance ratings)
http://www.insure.com/ - (insurance info)
http://www.directquote.com/ - (insurance quotes)
http://www.quotesmith.com/ - (insurance quotes)
http://www.quickquote.com/ - (insurance quotes)
http://www.bestquote.com/ - (insurance quotes)
http://www.insweb.com/ - (insurance quotes)
http://www.ihps.org/ - (health insurance leads)
http://www.ehealthinsurance.com/ - (health insurance)
http://www.ltcibuyersadvocate.com/ - (long term care insurance buyers advocate)
http://www.iiaa.org/ -(independent insurance agents of America)

Inventing & publishing:
http://www.uspto.gov/ - (patents and trademarks)
http://www.fatbrain.com/ - (publishing)

Investing: Brokers & Financial planning:
http://www.calcbuilder.com/ - (financial calculator)
- (signs of investment fraud)
- (info about companies)
www.edgar.sec.gov/edgarhp.htm - (SEC filings)
http://www.incomechoices.com/
http://www.nasdaq.com/ - (info about stocks on NASDAQ)
www.nasdr.com/1000.asp - (disciplinary history of registered brokers)
http://www.nasaa.org/ - (broker information)

http://www.rothira.com/ -(Roth IRA)
http://www.ragingbull.com/ - (message boards for investors)
http://www.sec.gov/enforce/comctr.htm - (SEC site)
- (best & worst online brokers)
http://www.vanguard.com/ - (broker)
http://www.better-investing.org/ - (National Association of Investors Corporation)

Investing: Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, IRAs:
http://www.bankrate.com/ - (CD rates)
-(NAIC site)
http://www.fidelity.com/ - (annuity info)

http://www.fool.com/ - (Motley Fools site)

http://www.fundalarm.com/ - (Links to dozens of other investment sites)
http://www.hoovers.com/ - (Hoover)
http://www.imoneynet.com/ (money markets, CD's, loan rates, etc)
http://www.investorama.com/ - (NAIC
site)
http://www.morningstar.net/ - (Mutual fund information)
http://www.netstockdirect.com/ - (Buy stocks direct from companies)
http://www.pbgc.gov/ - (forgotten pension money)
http://www.savingsbonds.gov/ - (Buy savings bonds online)
http://www.schwab.com/ - (annuity info)
http://www.retirement-information.com/ -(self employed IRA)
http://www.sdinews.org/ - (Buy stocks direct from companies)
http://www.sfnb.com/ - (CD rates)
http://www.strong-funds.com/ - (Strong funds)
http://www.troweprice.com/ - (annuity info)
http://www.vanguard.com/ - (annuity info)
http://www.thinkglink.com/ (Ilyce Glink's site)
www.tiaa-cref.org/
www.mfea.com/ - (info about mutual funds and other investments)
http://www.better-investing.com/ - (Investment education for individuals and clubs)

Landlords, tenants & commercial leases:
http://www.dca.state.ga.us/ - (landlord tenant handbook)
http://www.cybersettle.com/ - (online mediation)
www.faa.findlaw.com - (The Consumer Law Center)

Legal:
www.gabar.org/ - (State Bar of Georgia)
http://www.nolo.com/ - (wills and estate planning)
www.notice.com/classactions - (class action suits)
http://www.freeadvice.com/ -(legal advice)
http://www.lawguru.com/ -(legal advice)
http://www.findlaw.com/ - (legal advice)
www.ncourt.com/claims.htm -
(Small claims court in Cherokee County)

Medical:
http://www.medicalboard.state.ga.us/listing.html - (board of medical examiners)
http://www.hcfa.gov/ - (Medicare)
http://www.healthmarket.com/ - (evaluate doctors and find prices)
http://www.iiaa.org/ - (medical savings accounts)
www.msapage.org/ - (medical savings accounts)
http://www.personalmd.com/ - (life saving medical info)
http://www.nih.gov/ - (National Institutes of Health)
- (The Medicine Program - affordable drugs)
www.phrma.org/publications/ - (PHRMA Public Affairs Division - affordable drugs)

Missing persons:
http://www.anywho.com/ - (find CEO info)
www.555-1212.com/telephone - (people locator)
http://www.bigfoot.com/ -(people locator)
http://www.four11.com/ - (people locator)
http://www.iaf.net/ - (address finder)
http://www.infospace.com/ - (people locator)
http://www.switchboard.com/ - (people locator)
http://www.whitepages.com/ - (people locator)
http://www.whowhere.com/ - (people locator)

Mortgages:
http://www.countrywide.com/ -(mortgage rates)
http://www.norwest.com/
http://www.homeadvisor.com/ - (Atlanta Center for Home Ownership)
http://www.homepath.com/ -(Fannie Mae info)
http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/comp/refunds/index.cfm - (HUD refunds)
http://www.americanloansearch.com/ - (mortgage rates) www.bankrate.com/ - (mortgage rates)
http://www.eloan.com/ -(mortgage rates)
http://www.hsh.com/ - (mortgage rates)
http://www.iown.com/ - (mortgage rates)
http://www.loansdirect.com/ - (mortgage rates)
http://www.microsurf.com/ - (mortgage rates)
http://www.monstermoving.com/ - (mortgage rates)
http://www.mortgagequotes.com/ - (mortgage rates)
http://www.quicken.com/ - (mortgage rates)

Moving:
http://www.moving.org/ - (American moving & Storage Association)
http://www.psc.state.ga.us/ - (for licensed and unlicensed movers)

Real Estate & Timeshares:
http://www.homefair.com/ - (relocation info on cities)
http://www.homegain.com/ - (check home prices, schools, etc.)
http://www.owners.com/ - (Search for a home)
http://www.nearmyhome.com/ - (Search for a home)
http://www.econobroker.com/ (discount real estate services, MLS listings, realtor referrals)
http://www.ziprealty.com/ - (home sellers, home buyers)

Recalls:
www.cpsc.gov/ - (consumer product safety commission)
http://www.recalls.org/ -(recall info)

Taxes:
http://www.taxplanet.com/ - Education IRAs, filing, new tax laws
http://www.turbotax.com/ - (tax prep
software)
http://www.hdbest.com/ - (tax forms)
http://www.salvationarmy.org/ - (donation valuation guide for tax deductions)

Telemarketing:
www.aarp.org/ - (elder fraud)
http://www.fraud.org/ - (to check on telemarketers)
http://www.ftc.gov/ - (federal trade commission)
http://www.junkbusters.com/ - (to get off telemarketing lists)
http://www.usdoj.gov/ - (department of justice)
http://www.usps.gov/ - (postal fraud)
http://www.best.com/ - (get off call list)

Telephones:
http://www.callatn.com/ - (American Telecom Network, long distance)
http://www.callingforcompetition.com/ - (local phone companies)
www.evoice.com - (free voice mail in home)
http://www.ftc.gov/ - (federal trade commission, fraud info center)
http://www.ureach.com/ - (free voice mail)
http://www.onebox.com/ - (free voice mail)
http://www.telebot.com/ - - (free voice mail)
http://www.consumer-action.org/ - (shop for long distance rates
http://www.point.com/ - (shop for wireless rates)
http://www.psc.state.ga.us/ - (Georgia Public Service Commission)
- (Understanding your phone bill)
http://www.getconnected.com/ - (compare wireless phone plans)
http://www.letstalk.com/ - (compare
wireless phone plans)
http://www.myrateplan.com/ - (Compare wireless phone plans)
bin/cm_store/homepage.jsp - (compare wireless phone plans)

Travel:
- (passport questions)
http://www.bestfares.com/ - (airfares)
http://www.expedia.com/ - (airfares)
http://www.flytecomm.com/ - (tracking flights)
http://www.travelocity.com/ - (airfares)
http://www.atlantatheaters.org/ - (Atlanta theaters)
http://www.onetravel.com/ - (air travelers' rights)
http://www.passengerrights.com/ - (air travelers' rights)
www.dot.gov/airconsumer - (DOT aviation consumer protection)
http://www.800helpfla.com/ - (for Florida travel problems)
http://www.astanet.com/ - (American society of travel agents)
http://www.1travel.com/ - (bargain travel)
http://www.fairair.com/ - (transferable airline tickets)

Unclaimed money:
http://www.unclaimed.org/ - (Georgia Division of Unclaimed Property)
http://www.missingmoney.com/ - (for unclaimed monies)

http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/comp/refunds/index.cfm - (HUD or FHA loan refunds)


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