- Click topic category to go to that section -


Borrow Smart - loan shopping, borrowing strategies and money management
Debt Counselors - Consumer assistance to get out of debt


Consumer Action - consumer education and advocacy - site is in English and Spanish
Consumer Reports - an independent, nonprofit testing and information organization.
Consumer Review
- product reviews and ratings written by consumers


CREDIT INFORMATION

Credit Guide - Multi-lingual guide to knowing and understanding your credit
Equifax - provider of credit information
Experian - provider of credit information
Trans Union - source of credit information, offers risk and portfolio-management services

FINANCIAL NEWS AND INFO

Bloomberg Investment - provides news, data and analysis to the business community and media outlets
CNN Financial Network
- coverage of world business news and financial markets
Forbes - real-time original reporting on business, technology, investing and lifestyle 

411 Home Repair - Links for local contractors, architects & landscapers
Better Homes and Gardens - Encyclopedia of home improvement projects
Do It Yourself - Advice on many topics, from appliances to insulation to paint
e-How - How to do just about everything
Hints from Heloise - Advice on household projects and cleaning
Home Tips - Ideas, advice, buying guides, and do-it-yourself help
Mr. Fix-It - All your home repair questions answered from radio's Mr. Fix-It
Plans for Dummies - Plans and instructions on a variety of projects
This Old House - America's favorite home renovation TV program
Today's Homeowner - Home improvement, remodeling and decorating
Ubuild - Do-it-yourself projects and advice for home and garden


ASHI - National professional organization of home inspectors in the US and Canada
CSLB - Contractors State License Board licenses and regulates contractors
Code Check - guide to the most commonly cited code violations for one and two family dwellings.
Pest World - Why you need to inspect a home for termites before buying or selling


Attorney Directory - Search for an attorney based on location & practice
Better Business Bureau - BBB report can help you determine if a company has a good record
Consumer Law Page - A "know your rights" consumer law resources site
Find an Attorney - Categories of lawyers across the US and around the world
FindLaw - provides access to a comprehensive and fast-growing online library of legal resources for use by legal
               professionals, consumers and small businesses
LegalZoom.com - do-it-yourself legal resources for consumers
LectLaw - material on problems and questions consumers run into
Legal Survival - extensive information on consumer, debtor/creditor, divorce/family, traffic, e-commerce, elder, estate
                       planning, health care, immigration, landlord/tenant, municipal, personal injury, real estate, small
                       business and tax law

Multi-lingual Mortgage Guide - download a free guide to choosing the right mortgage, in Spanish and English
Daily Mortgage Rates - mortgage rate updates by mortgage market information services
Fannie Mae - financial services make it possible for low, moderate, and middle-income families to buy homes
Freddie Mac - corporation chartered by Congress to create a continuous flow of funds to mortgage lenders in support
                     of homeownership and rental housing.

 

Click and Move - They've compiled a directory of over 1,000,000 moving and relocation related services.


American Land Title - ALTA represents the interests of the land title industry on a national level
The Title Report - Market information for the Title Industry
California Land Title AssociationRepresenting the entire title industry for California


eSchool Profile - Providing quality school information online
Great Schools - The premier online guide to K-12 schools
CA School Test Scores
US Department of Education - Promoting education excellence for all Americans


Taxpayer Relief Act - Explanation of 1997 law and it's implications
1031 Exchange - Use a 1031 exchange to defer payment of capital gains taxes