Key Financial Data for 2017


ACP’s Financial Focus Newsletter

Fall 2017 Issue

Summer 2017 Issue

Spring 2017 Issue

Winter 2016 Issue

Fall 2016 Issue

Summer 2016 Issue

Spring 2016 Issue


Other Useful Links



  • FDIC site – Check to see if your bank is FDIC insured or if it is in trouble.


  • Finaid – A comprehensive site that covers all aspects of financial aid.
  • National Center for Education Statistics – Information on past three years of college/university costs.
  • Salliemae – Calculators for estimating college costs, savings needs, and student loan payments as well as a great deal of financial aid and scholarship information.
  • Savingforcollege.com – Quarterly 529 plan reviews and other tips on saving for college.

Income Tax

  • IRS Website – The IRS Website, information on forms, publications, and frequently asked questions.

Investments – Discount Brokers

Investments – Financial News & Quotes

  • Bloomberg – Financial market news and stock/mutual fund quotes.
  • CNN Financial News – Financial market news and stock/mutual fund quotes.
  • InvestorGuide – Comprehensive stock research tool.  “Tools” tab provides links to other sites.
  • MSN Money – Financial market news and stock/mutual fund quotes.
  • Wall Street Journal – Financial market news and stock/mutual fund quotes
  • Yahoo – Keep track of your overall portfolio and get detailed charts on your individual stocks and bonds.

Investments – Investor Education

  • Investorwords – This site is a database of more than 5,000 key investment terms, plus some 15,000 links related to words and concepts.
  • Motley Fool – Online calculators and information to help answer basic questions.
  • SEC Investor Education site – Online calculators, broker and/or advisor information, investor alerts, plus links to other government sites.

Investments – Mutual Funds

  • IndexFunds.com – A resource on the use of index funds, or passive investing, versus conventional actively managed mutual funds.
  • Morningstar – This company is well-known for its mutual fund star rating system, and this site has many useful research and analysis tools.
  • Mutual Fund Education Alliance – A large source of mutual fund news and information, plus daily price info and one-, five- and ten-year annualized returns.

 Investments – Publications

Mortages/Real Estate

  • Bankrate.com – Mortgage calculator and basic information.
  • Eloan – Compare loans, quotes, calculators.
  • HSH.com – Mortgage news, rate comparisions, and calculators.
  • Realtor sites – Customized searches by city, mortgage information and glossary.


  • Medicare – You resource for Medicare information.
  • Social Security – Site to verify benefits and your earning history.

Smart Spending

  • Consumer Reports Magazine – Informational articles and product recalls are free on this site (subscription required for full online version).
  • The Dollar Stretcher Tips – Free online newspaper full of tips, hints, stories and links for living better for less.