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New Usenet Newsgroup:

The moderated newsgroup "" is intended to provide for well-tempered discussions, including, but not limited to, the following topics: financial planning, taxation, saving and investing, insurance planning, retirement planning, and estate planning. General discussion concerning the different types of investments would be welcome; however, recommendations of specific stocks...
Kiplinger Online

The Kiplinger organization developed Kiplinger Online to provide personal finance guidance on the Internet. Users can find selected articles from the current and past three months' issues of Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine on topics ranging from investing to retirement planning. The news section highlights consumer, business and financial news. Visitors to the site can compare the rankings...
Roth IRA

This week's In the News looks at the introduction of Roth IRA. The five resources discussed explain what a Roth IRA is and suggest who can benefit from converting to a Roth IRA. The Roth IRA was created as part of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 and has been available to investors since January 2, 1998. The main feature of the Roth IRA is that, while contributions into it are post-tax, the growth...
Chicago Board Options Exchange Understanding Stock Options

Understanding Stock Options by the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) provides a good non-technical introduction to options. It explains the benefits of options, differences between options and stocks, the pricing of options, and it provides some basic options strategies. Fischer Black and Myron Scholes first published their formula for valuing an option in 1973. Robert Merton independently...
Sound Money

Sound Money is a live call-in radio program dealing with personal finance, hosted by Minnesota Public Radio. The Sound Money Website offers archived articles available in RealAudio and html formats, as well as reviews of new books about finance, columns from the show's hosts, and several bulletin board systems dealing with money and finance. Sound Money can be heard through streaming RealAudio...
The Investor's Clearinghouse from the Alliance for Investor Education

The Alliance for Investor Education has created the Investor's Clearinghouse in an effort to facilitate a greater understanding of investments and the financial markets among current and prospective investors of all ages. This site offers a range of investment information that includes investing basics, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, online Internet investing, financial planning, and tips on how to...
National Endowment for Financial Education

The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) is dedicated "to improving the financial well-being of all Americans." Their website is a veritable cornucopia of resources around this very subject, including help for high school students, consumers, and educators. A good place to start is the "Help for Consumers" area. Here visitors can use the "Smart About Money" resources to get practical...
Junior Achievement Student Center

Junior Achievement is an organization that is more than 90 years old and "dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs." The Junior Achievement Student Center website focuses on "money management", "work readiness", and "business ownership". Visitors can play online "Games", such as "JA Titan", "JA...
Wisconsin Public Radio: On Your Money

With tax time fast approaching, it may be a good time to revisit On Your Money, a weekly public radio broadcast from Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR). Each week, host Joy Cardin welcomes financial expert Kevin McKinley to discuss an array of personal finance matters. Here readers will find the official webpage for this informative show with an extensive archive of episodes. Weekly topics range from...