MONEY AND YOUR FUTURE

Business and Finance

   Business.gov
The federal link for businesses to assistance including forms, laws and regulations, etc. 
   
   Business Week
Leading business publication 
   
  Currency Converter 
   
  Federal Trade Commission
“…the only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy.” 
   
  Interest.com
“Let these calculators guide you through matters such as whether to rent or buy; figuring the total amount you can borrow; or comparing one mortgage versus another.” 
   
  Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
“…committed to protecting Illinois citizens in their dealing with the industries and professions that IDFPR regulates and licenses.” 
   
  Illinois Securities Department – Investor Education Services
“…the Department has a number of resources available on investing basics, including brochures, publications, video tapes and on-line computer services…to educate Illinois investors.” 
   
  Is Your Financial Security at Risk?
Information from the University of Illinois extension. 
   
  SEC Investor Information
“…provides a variety of services to address the problems and questions you may face as an investor.” 
   
  Social Security Online
The official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration. 
   
  Tax Breaks for Higher Education
“…intended to help you obtain the greatest tax benefits from expenses for higher education.” 
   
  Thrifty Living
The Thrifty Living Newsletter provides accurate and useful information on money management, consumer skills, nutrition, and well being to families and individuals with limited income and reading skills. 
   
  Yahoo Finance
Popular business site 

College and Career

  America’s CareerInfo Net
Assitance with career decisions. 
   
  Career Guide to Industries
Information about careers from the US Department of Labor. 
   
  Funding Your Education
From the US Department of Education. 
   
  My Future (military opportunities)
My Future is a service presented by the United States Department of Defense (DoD).
The goal of the site is to help students understand the opportunities available to them after graduation, and better prepare them for the choices and challenges they have ahead. 
   
  Occupational Outlook Handbook
For hundreds of different types of jobs…tells you: the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions. 
   
  Princeton Review
Leading educational organization for undergraduate preparation provides assistance with test preparation, exploring schools and careers, scholarships and aid, and college admissions. 
   
  Student Guide
“Financial Aid from the US Department of Education” 

Consumer Info

  Consumer Search
Product reviews that are “tough and precise, and at no point are our editors influenced by advertising or other commercial considerations.” 
   
  Chicagoland Gas Price Comparison 
   
  Consumer World
Site with many resources on consumer issues.
   
  Epinions
“…a premier consumer reviews platform on the Web and a reliable source for valuable consumer insight, unbiased advice, in-depth product evaluations and personalized recommendations.” 
   
  Consumer Information Center
FCIC provides the answers to questions about the Federal Government and everyday consumer issues. 
   
  Good stuff?  A behind the scenes guide to the things we buy
“contains many of the tips, facts, and links you'll need to start making more informed purchases that benefit your health and the environment.” 

Job Seekers

  Networking Assistance
Community Career Center
Local site providing assistance with resume writing, career counseling, networking and interviewing skills, job search strategy, basic computer skills, referrals, and job bank access. 
   
  US Dept of Labor
Employment and Training Administration 
   
  Job Accommodation Network for the Disabled
Provides links that assist people with finding employment. 
   
  Salary.com
Salary.com builds on-demand software around a deep domain knowledge in the area of compensation to help customers win the war for talent by simplifying the connections between people, pay and performance. 
   
  Career Site
Thousands of new jobs posted every day and thousands of employers searching for candidates just like you. 
   
  Career Journal
Contains a large collection of career and job-related articles on a variety of topics. 
   
  CareerMag
Provides industry specific career channels with a wealth of information tailored to your career goals. 
   
  FlipDog
Powered by Monster - FlipDog is a great place to find jobs and advance your career. 
   
  HotJobs.com
Yahoo’s job search service 
   
  Monster.com
Leading job web site claiming to provide lists for one million jobs. 
   
  The Riley Guide
Considered to be a leading job search site.