Financial

Miscellaneous

[-] Just found this Government site that collects links to other Government sites related to investing:
www.mymoney.gov(external link)

I have not had a chance to go through it yet, but the retirement section has a list of good topics (many of which we talked about – some we did not – including Long Term Care (LTC):
http://www.mymoney.gov/category/topic1/planning-retirement/-retiring.htm(external link)

Check out the Motley Fool for good general info:
http://www.fool.com/how-to-invest/index.aspx?source=ifltnvpnv0000001(external link)

The power of tax free investing (which is you retirement and/or an IRA – Individual Retirement Account) – see chart at the bottom:
http://www.morganstanleyindividual.com/education/taxes/taxfree/lbp_tax102.html

Don’t be Kim:
http://www.msmoney.com/mm/planning/retirement/retirement_accounts.htm(external link)

Check out the “stock market” graphs:
http://washpost.bloomberg.com/market-news/(external link)

Click on US between Local and World;

Click on the “indices”:
Dow = Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) – often called the Dow – or in general, the “stock market”
NASDAQ = a different market, often considered “high tech”
S&P500 = Standard & Poor’s (a company) 500 – 500 stocks they track

Click on the Today, 5 days, 1 month, 6 months, 1 year to see how much any given time period matters

Or if you just want numbers:
http://news.morningstar.com/index/indexReturn.html(external link)

Look in the middle under “Other Domestic Stock Indexes”

DJ Industrial Average TR = DJIA
NASDAQ Composite = NASDAQ
Etc…

It list week, YTD (Year to Date), 4 week, etc.

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