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5 Free Websites Quicken 2014 Users Can Rely On

By Stephen L. Nelson

Part of Quicken 2014 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The web shares lots of information about personal finance, small business, and tax accounting that Quicken users can appreciate. If you’re a small business owner, investor, and or person just beginning your research, however, you may not be sure which websites offer the most up-to-date and dependable information.

Here are five sites that provide reliable, useful information:

Site Why It’s Useful
Social Security
Administration
The Social Security Administration website lets you estimate
your future benefits. (Despite what you sometimes here people say,
Social Security will “be there” for future generations.
But benefits will probably be scaled back for at least some
recipients, which you can read more about at the Social Security
Administration’s website.
Bogleheads Basically, the online fan club for Vanguard Group founder John
Bogle, this great forum provides tons of investment planning and
record-keeping advice—all influenced by a strong belief in
the superiority of a passive, low-cost investing
Quicken Find lots of stuff for Quicken.com users, all from the maker of
Quicken — Intuit. Note that if you register at the
Quicken.com site, you also gain additional functionality within the
Quicken program. For example, you can usually download stock price
information for free.
The IRS Most people by now know that the IRS website provides
downloadable forms and informational booklets. What some people
don’t know, however, is that it also provides access to U.S.
tax law (both the Internal Revenue Code and the Treasury
Regulations).
Evergreen
Small Business
This author of Quicken 2014 For Dummies has posted
several hundred pages of small business, personal financial
planning, and tax-related information, including free downloadable
copies of many of his old (but still useful) books.