Credit and Money Matters

Resources for selecting credit cards, loans and mortgages, as well as tips for managing money for your personal financial health

Founded in 1933, AIER is an independent non-profit research and educational organization. Through regular publications, we keep our members informed about important economic and financial issues.

August 9, 2003

Facilitates comparison of mortgages, auto rates and certificate of deposit. Includes advice.

June 18, 2004

Emphasis is on a range of personal finance issues. Contains a station location guide. On WLS 890 AM in Chicago, Sat & Sun 3-6 p.m.

November 21, 2003

This online game, which is primarily geared toward school students, provides an interactive, situation-based tool for learning how to responsibly use and manage credit cards.

July 8, 2004

Search for a company's history, officers, financial data, and key competitors. Screen stocks by up to 20 different criteria using Hoover's Stock Screener. Note: a subscription is required to access a lot of information on this site.

November 6, 2003

Covers all bonds. Includes trade and yield information. Contains a section on basics of bond investing.

November 1, 2003

Emphasis is on the U.S. stock market. Discusses individual stocks. Louis Rukeyser ended the program on CNBC and PBS stations in December, but the website continues.

January 8, 2005

Trusted source for investment information, data, and analysis of stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, separate accounts, and variable annuity/life.

November 1, 2003

Helps with fraud or other abuse by brokers; includes asset allocation models and a 401k learning center.

August 13, 2003

Emphasis is on the U.S. stock market. Names most active stocks. Contains a station location guide for public television's half hour business program. On Channel 11, WTTW Chicago 6:30 a.m. Monday through Friday

February 12, 2004

All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free. Here you'll find links to a complete list of filings available through EDGAR and instructions for searching the EDGAR database.

August 7, 2003

Emphasis is on a range of personal finance/lifestyle issues. Rarely discusses individual stocks. Contains a station location guide for public radio's Soundmoney hour long radio program.

November 3, 2003

Emphasis is on a range of personal finance issues. Author of Road to Wealth and numerous other books on investing, now on CNBC Sat & Sun nights.

October 18, 2003

Emphasis is on a range of personal finance issues. Author of the Savage Truth on Money and writes a column appearing in the Chicago Sun-Times.

October 18, 2003

Find company or product manufactured in North America; search by product, company or brand name.

August 9, 2003

Purchase U. S. government bonds direct from the Treasury Department; resource for information on U. S. government securities.

August 7, 2003

Values for any Series E Bond, Series EE Bond, I Bond, or Savings Note bought from 1941 through today.

August 7, 2003
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