Questions about 401k retirement savings plans are so popular that this site fills an important niche. There are a lot of good tips and columns covering recent news, market analysis and investment tips, with detailed answers to specific questions, as well as a free newsletter.
Stock table tips
Here is good news for those who peruse the stock tables for investment ideas but sometimes have trouble deciphering a company name from the printed abbreviation. The Associated Press now offers a stock look-up that allows you to search by the abbreviation in the newspaper. Sections on current 'Gainers' and 'Losers' will help keep you current on the hot stocks in a volatile market.
The online version of "Kiplinger's Personal Finance" magazine is a great source of free advice and information about a variety of money topics. The site's forums provide a way for readers to discuss issues, such as paying for college, with reporters who have written on the topics. Key departments address issues related to retirement, insurance, taxes and borrowing and spending.
Guide to financial aid
"The Smart Student's Guide to Financial Aid" provides both current and prospective students information about a variety of assistance programs such as loans, scholarships and military aid. Their database helps you to find assistance packages right for you, and the calculator helps you get an idea how much money you'll need.