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What REALLY happens on the trading floor? Follow the anatomy of a trade, track your portfolio, research listed companies and regulations.

Consumer Links

The internet brings valuable consumer resources right to your fingertips. Try USA.Gov for a directory of all online government resources.

Would you like to have your government check directly deposited to your bank account? Here's where to find the right contact information.

Are you a fraud victim? The Federal Citizen Information Center has a directory by subject matter to help you locate the appropriate agency to register your complaint.

Full of consumer tips and advisories, try www.tattletaleconsumerhotline.com.

Compare before you buy at www.consumerworld.org.

Need insurance? These sites can help you compare and save!

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Make Autotrader www.autotrader.com your first stop.

Retail and wholesale value can be found at www.nadaguides.com
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Technology Links

New computer virus threats surface daily. Hackers and identity thieves commit cybercrimes by targeting vulnerable computers. Protect yourself by setting Windows and your anti-virus software to auto-update.


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Small Business


So you think you have what it takes to be your own boss?

Starting your own business is a huge step. So how do you know if it is right for you? What makes the difference between success and failure? While there can be no guarantees, careful planning can go a long way towards assuring your business will prosper.

There are a wealth of resources available for those just starting out in the business world as well as support for small business owners on a host of issues.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has an excellent web page with advice for small business owners in every phase of operation. Visit their website for step-by-step guidance in determining the feasibility of your idea, developing your business plan, defining your goals and objectives, creating your marketing or financial plans, and much, much more.

Need advice on a specific topic? The Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE) is a resource partner with the SBA that offers e-mail counseling services, workshops, guest features, newsletters, and answers to questions regarding every element of business operations.

Resources for all businesses can be found at www.allbusiness.com. Business tools, advice, news and blogs will answer any question or help with any project you're launching. Download forms, find vendors or search the library for information unique to your industry.

Looking for a link to specific small business services and opportunities? Point your browser to smallbusinessresources.com for the most complete directory of small business resources on the web.

Workingsolo.com provides you with articles and newsletters, discount office supplies, self-help legal books, tax information, US government programs for small business, SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) associations and organizations, and much more.

Armed with knowledge and a plan, you're now ready to put your best foot forward and take the first step towards the path to success. Good luck!