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Subject-specific online resources, recommended websites and more.

Finance and Investing

Consumer Finance

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — Consumer Tools
    CFPB is a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly. Find answers to commonly asked questions regarding loans, bank accounts and services, credit and prepaid cards, debt collection, money transfers, credit reports and more; view guides to help you make financial decisions; or submit complaints about financial products or services that are not resolved directly with a company.

  • Bankrate.com
    Provides interest rate information for mortgages, certificates of deposit, savings and money market accounts, and credit cards.

  • Credit Reports and Scores
    Find out how to get your credit report, make corrections and more. Provided by USA.gov, the U.S. government's official web portal. Also available in Spanish.

See also Economic Data.

Investing

  • CFTC — Learn and Protect
    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission provides resources to check a financial professional's or firm's registration status and disciplinary history, and stay informed about investment fraud.

  • Investor.gov
    Provides an introduction to the markets, investing basics, and information on researching and managing your investments. Special sections address investing for older adults and offer suggestions to prepare for various life events that may affect your financial situation. Produced by the SEC's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy.

  • Savings Bonds
    TreasuryDirect.gov provides basic information on savings bonds (EE and I) and the ability to purchase bonds online. Redemption tables and a savings bond calculator enable the user to determine the value of their bonds.

  • SEC Filings
    Search EDGAR, an SEC database, for documents filed by public companies with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Information is available back to 1994.

  • Selected Interest Rates (Daily) — H.15
    Updated Monday through Friday at 4:15 p.m., publication H.15 provides current commercial paper, bank prime loan, U.S. government securities and other interest rates. A Federal Reserve statistical release.

  • Treasury Bills, Notes, Bonds and TIPS
    TreasuryDirect.gov provides information on Treasury marketable securities, including the purchasing process and auction results.

  • Yahoo! Finance
    Provides real-time stock quotes, historical stock price information and performance data for stocks, U.S Treasury bonds, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and more.

See also Economic Data.

Bank Directories, Ratings, Etc.

Exchange Rates

Online Finance and Investing Resources

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