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Value Line - Latest stock "Ratings & Reports" including the company's past performance, current status, and outlook. "Summary & Index" provide how to locate the latest quarterly and supplementary reports. "Selection & Opinion" gives Value Line's views on the economy and the stock market.
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Value Line Getting Started Guide
FREE INCOME TAX FILING
Is your income $58,000 or less and you have an active e-mail address?
Prepare your own income tax return online for free. United Way of Southwest Alabama is making this service available at the following link: www.uwfreetaxes.org (scroll down to the green My Free Taxes button). Telephone help is provided by IRS certified volunteers at 1-855-698-9435, Monday - Saturday (8am-9pm).
Is your income $52,000 or less and you require face-to-face preparation?
There is free help from the United Way. Call 2-1-1 or click here to find an IRS VITA volunteer in your area.
Low wage earners are encouraged to file even if income is too low to be required by law. You could be missing out on money from the earned income tax credit that you may be entitled to. Single individuals also qualify for this credit.
Alabama Department of Revenue
H and R Block Tax Center - Free tax estimator and withholding wizard.
Kiplinger.com Taxes - Tax estimator and tax tips.
MortgageLoan.com - Advice, loan calculators and current mortgage rates.
TaxCaster 2013 - Free tax calculator to estimate refunds.
W-4 Withholding Calculator - How many withholding allowances to boost your tax refund or your take-home pay.
Families and Seniors Information
Tax Information for Parents
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Information for Seniors and Retirees
AARP Tax Aide - Free tax prep, assistance and counseling.
Tax Counseling for the Elderly
Alabama Department of Revenue
Nolo.com Legal Encyclopedia - Articles on IRS audits and appeals, tax bills, etc.
Tax Help Online
Tax Sites - Links to state tax departments with forms.
Uncle Fed's Tax Board - IRS Bulletins, Taxpayer Bill of Rights, and how to audit proof a tax return.
US Tax Code Online - Tax law.
Your Federal Income Tax for Individuals - PDF document from the IRS.
Tax Scams - How to avoid them.
Yahoo's Tax Center
Business Communication Links (Writers Write)
Business/Professional Writing: Purdue's Online Writing Lab
Government, Legal, Tax
BusinessUSA.Gov - Assistance for small businesses interacting with the Federal government.
The Thomas Register of Products and Services
U. S. Business Reporter - Overviews for 35 industries and statistics.
Emergence of Advertising in America - +9,000 images with database information.
Know Marketing: The Internet Marketing Virtual Library
Idealist.org - Advice for nonprofits.
The Nonprofit Management Education Center
Start a Nonprofit in Alabama - How to set up a nonprofit organization with state specific guidelines.
Business Studies LibGuide
BizStats.com - Online analysis of businesses and industries.
Census Open For Business Tool - BETA site open until 0ct. 31, 2014 - Provides selected information that entrepreneurs can use to help them make informed decisions.
GlobalEdge - Country background, stats, key facts, history, economy, language, and the environment.
Interactive Insurance Tools
Insurance Company Ratings - Standard & Poor's and Fitch.
Small Business Resources
25 Microsoft Office 2013 Templates for Small Business
Building a Business from Start to Finish
Business Ethics Resource Guide
Guide to Human Resource Management
@BRINT.com - Resources on business technology, eBusiness, electronic commerce, and knowledge management (KM).
BizBuySell - Businesses to buy and sell.
Bplans.com - +60 samples of real-life business plans.
Business Owner's Toolkit
Entrepreneur Magazine Online
Fortune Magazine - Online version of this key business magazines features company profiles, investments, and small businesses.
Healthcare.gov for Small Businesses
Idea Cafe - Starting a business, financing, and tech reviews.
The Small Business Knowledge Base
U.S. Small Business Administration - Start and manage a small business.
Women's Business Center
Money and Investments
The Bank Rate Monitor - Current rates for mortgages, savings, and credit cards.
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System - U.S. monetary policy, banking system, regulation, research and data, and consumer information.
Deposit Accounts - Compare interest rates between thousands of accounts at banking institutions.
Free Credit Reports - The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act allows consumers to get a copy of their credit report for free once a year from three national credit reporting firms: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. A credit report contains information on where a person lives, how the person pays bills, and whether the person has been bankrupt, arrested or sued. There are three ways to get them:
Better Business Bureau
Your Access to Free Credit Reports
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Federal Trade Commission
Internet Fraud Watch
Money & Credit - Improve credit score and assistance with identity theft.
Consumer Credit Counseling - Non-profit debt counseling service.
CNN Financial Network
Fidelity Investments - Online trading, mutual funds, ETFs.
Investors Business Daily
Investor's Education Clearinghouse - Investing basics for stocks, mutual funds, bonds, and futures.
The Motley Fool - Investment advice and portfolio tracking.
TurboTax IRA Calculator - Estimate contributions.
Building Wealth: A Beginner's Guide to Securing Your Financial Future
Money Topics Online
Retirement Planner Online
USA Today Money Page
Big Charts - Current and historical stock performance.
Free EDGAR - Index to company filings.
Free Real Time - Stock quotes and histories.
How to Find a Company's Annual Report Online .
Wall Street Journal Online Annual Reports
Zacks - How Wall St. analysts view stock potential.
Financial Calculators - Budget, savings, college, credit card, auto, home equity, retirement, stock, mutual fund, insurance, Roth IRA, and bond calculators.
INVESTools - Free investment newsletter directory.
Life Events - Tax impact calculator.
Mutual Fund Calculator - SEC sponsored.
US Economy at a Glance
Economics Studies LibGuide
Help for Homeowners
Census Bureau Briefs on Economic Indicators
Bureau of Labor Statistics News Releases on the Economy
Bureau of Economic Analysis
BEA's Overview of the Economy - US economy in recent quarters.
Bureau of Labor Statistics Data
Economic Census - 2012 U.S. Economic Census data including Industry Snapshots, Industry Statistics Portal, and Geographic Area Series.
Economic Indicators - Dept. of Commerce indicators including Gross Domestic Product, retail and real estate sales, and durable goods.
Freelunch.com - Free access to +900,000 economic and financial data series.
Labor and Employment Studies LibGuide