Morningstar is an independent research and ratings firm that serves as a resource for individuals researching investments such as mutual funds, ETFs, and bonds. Options also include devising plans for taxes, saving for college, investing in retirement, and more.
Investopedia is a resource for individuals interested in learning about investing as well as other personal finance topics. The site features a stock simulator, technical analysis, trends, and reviews of insurance companies, credit cards, and other offerings.
This site points to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, a federal government agency with the mission to protect consumers. It provides investing information, financial tools, and the ability for you to research investment professionals on its database.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has learning resources for consumers, and can direct you to your state's insurance department. In addition, use this site for consumer insurance advice and tips.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau works to ensure fair treatment from banks, lenders, and other financial companies. Use this site to reference financial rules, data, research and more.
This site is a compilation of material from the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission and federal agencies about financial education, including financial learning tools for youth.
This banking reporting agency collects information about consumers' banking histories/issues, including abandoned accounts, overdrafts, and involuntary account closure. Consumers are entitled to one free report/year.