Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

Smart Stops on the Web

Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

Smart Stops on the Web

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PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING SITES

Spend Time to Save Money financialplan.about.com

Financial planners, CPAS and their clients will want to visit this Web site for money-saving tips on, for example, college, divorce, real estate and retirement. Visitors also can access financial advice for people in their 50s and 60s and read articles such as the "Best Investments for Retirement Funds" and "Financial Planning Throughout Your Life."

It Brings Good Things to "Light" www.financiallearning.com

General Electric developed this Web site to "promote financial literacy." With online calculators, a dictionary and research studies, the GE Center for Financial Learning offers a variety of information for personal-financial-planning specialists and CPAs.

A Federal HR Agency www.opm.gov

Accountants and other finance professionals in government service will find retirement planning information at the Office of Personnel Management Web stop, including federal benefits data and retirement calculators. Retirees and their families can find information on employee group-life-insurance programs and links to government-sponsored retirement programs.

SITES FOR THE SOLE PRACTITIONER

For Businesses on the Grow www.morebusiness.com

CPAs and business consultants can find resources here to aid their small-business-owner clientele, such as financial planning and health insurance checklists, and templates for contracts and business and marketing plans. Users also can download free legal forms, read articles including "Disaster Recovery Planning" and register for Morebusiness.com's e-mail newsletter.

Big Ideas for Small Businesses www.sbsc.org

The Small Business Survival Committee (SBSC) Web site offers business advisers analysis of current issues and legislative action affecting small businesses in the areas of the economy, health care and tax laws, to name a few. This Smart Stop also allows visitors free access to congressional testimony and the SBSC's fact-of-the-week section.

Know the Score www.score.org

Want to know eight easy things to do before forming a company? Or need to find out how to launch a successful e-mail promotion? Find how-to articles on these topics at the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) Web site and read features such as "How Automation Accounting Can Help Your Business. …

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