There are many great sites on the Web, but trying to find them can sometimes be a frustrating experience. I have compiled a list of websites that I have found to be helpful sources of information. When you click on a link, a new window will pop up. Close the window when you are ready to return to this page.
The Internal Revenue Service
Home of the IRS on the Web. Read the official IRS guidance on a variety of business and personal tax topics using their searchable database.
Check IRS Refund Status
Track your tax return through the IRS website.
Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
The web site of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue: search tax topics, register your business, sign up for electronic business tax filing.
Income Tax Refund Status for Pennsylvania
Track the status of your Pennsylvania income tax refund.
Social Security Online
The Official Website of the U.S. Social Security Administration.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Small business programs and services to help you start, grow, and succeed.
The official government Medicare information site. Find out if you qualify, explore the differences in the various Medicare plans and drug benefits, obtain useful information on evaluating nursing homes.
Financial and Investing
Money Magazine offers an online edition that is a great resource for financial information.
Historical Stock Quotes
Find stock prices as far back as the 1960's with this useful web site; quoted prices have been adjusted for stock dividends and splits.
Get stock quotes, stock and mutual fund ratings and analyses, buy/sell recommendations, and company research to aid your investing.
The Motley Fool
Find stock and other investment recommendations, written in a breezy, non-technical manner.
Securities and Exchange Commission/ EDGAR
This site is the official on-line repository of all public companies' financial filings. Find annual and quarterly reports; check out brokers and financial advisors for any reported problems.
Wall Street Journal
Complete financial news service offers personalized news and market quotes. Plus, links to Barron's Online and Smart Money Interactive.
Daily, updated feed of national and international news, sports and special feature articles.
Central Penn Business Journal
Daily business news stories covering Central Pennsylvania businesses and events.
National Weather Service
7-day forecast for anywhere in the country - just enter the city or zip code.
Other Useful Sites
Pennsylvania "Do Not Call" List
Register your home and cell phone numbers to avoid unwelcome telemarketing calls.
Kelley Blue Book (car values)
Find out what your vehicle is worth, taking into account location, condition, options and mileage. Make sure you are getting an accurate value for your trade-in!
Get regular reviews of products, vehicles, appliances, electronics and other goods before you buy. Premium subscription service provides expanded reports and details.
Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations
Find out if an organization is properly approved and registered in Pennsylvania with this searchable database tool.
Martindale's Reference Desk
An exhaustive compendium of authoritative information on almost every conceivable topic. Find over 25,000 different calculators, scientific information, language translators, special dictionaries, and other hard-to-find resources.