Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies, are permitted to include your name to creditors who want to make firm offers of credit, which includes pre-approved credit cards, or insurance. The FCRA also authorizes you to “Opt-Out”, which prevents the Agencies from providing your credit file information for firm offers of credit or insurance. OptOUtPrescreen.com is the only website authorized by the Credit Reporting Agencies for this purpose. A toll-free number is also available to complete the “Opt-In or Opt-Out” process: 1-888-567-8688. Using this site can help you reduce your risk for credit card fraud.
Here from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is information on the new $5 bill, including information on its security features, consumer reactions and more. It is stated on the site that the $100 bill is the next denomiation scheduled for a new design but that an official introduction date has not been chosen. There is also a link to where Educational Materials, intended as a toolkit of resources about the newly designed currencies, the $10, $20, and $50 bills, as well as the $5 bill, can be downloaded in more than 20 languages from the site.
MotorTrend offers a gas price locator that allows you to find the best gas prices in Tennessee here. You can pick the county you are interested and then also get a list of towns and/or cities, e. g. Memphis, in Shelby County and find a list of gas stations by name and address which have the lowest gas prices (the prices of Regular, Premium, Plus, and Diesel are included). You can also find the best gas prices in other states as well here. MotorTrend get its information from OPIS, a comprehensive source of U. S. retail and wholesale petroleum prices and it updates its prices on a daily basis with OPIS data from about 100,000 gas stations and convenience stores. The Disclaimer should be read, though.
These two links, from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Freddie Mac Corporation, provide information to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. The HUD link provides a list of HUD Approved Housing Couseling Agencies in Tennessee. The Agencies also provide guidance on renting, homebuying, and reverse mortgages in addition to foreclosure prevention.
Created by the Alliance of Investor Education, whose aim is to faciliate a greater understanding of investing, investments, and financial market among potential investors of all ages. Many good educational resources available to help the prospective investor gain knowledge and understanding that will help him or her make sound financial and investment decisions.
Presented by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children this is an online resource intended to answer parents and guardians’ questions about Internet Safety, computers and the Web. Free and expert information and advice.
This Library and Information Science Wiki is intended to exist as a niche encyclopedia covering library-related issues related to the library community. Wikis are free and open publishing systems, and everyone is encouraged to share information from their areas of library expertise and where they have useful information about the library world. The About Page provides in-depth information about this Wiki.
This Gateway provides access to information on the EPA’s Environmental Indicator projects which provide information on environmental conditions and trends over a range of geographic scales and time periods. The information can be searched by geographic location, keyword, and topic.
“SeniorNet’s mission is to provide older adults education for and access to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom”–From Website. SeniorNet is a non-profit organization made up of computer-using adults, age 50 and older, who learn and teach others to use computers and other technologies to accomplish diverse tasks.
REFORMA, The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-speaking, and an affiliate of the American Library Association, provides this list of public libraries that offer their websites in Spanish or offer some information in Spanish on their websites.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development offers this website to help teens prepare for the work world, learn the work rules and regulations for a teen in Tennessee, check out Tennessee companies, find a job, and more.
This is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization “that is dedicated to the free use and access of public domain genealogical information”–From Website. The site uses websites to create repositories of information available to world-wide genealogical researchers. Such information as local resource addresses of county/country public record offices cemetary loctions, maps, library addresses, archive addresses and more is included on a website. A country index is included.
[Originally posted July 26, 2006. Might be helpful as we gear up for summer!]
I wish I’d come across this sooner in the summer, but hopefully it will still be useful in years to come!
“Allen’s Guide provides information about many different kids & teen summer camps and travel programs.” The site offers links to the websites of a variety of camps and programs, from weight loss camps to academic and arts programs and programs abroad.