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Website Evaluation Criteria
can have a web page. So some information on the Web is biased,
just plain wrong. You will need to evaluate web sites for accuracy,
authority, currency, objectivity, and purpose. Here is a checklist you
- Does the author cite reliable sources
for his or her facts?
- How does the information compare with
that in other works written about this topic?
- Who do you think the author/s of the
web site are trying to reach?
- Is there a particular group or segment
of society that the author/s are targeting?
- What are the author's qualifications
for writing on this subject?
- Is he or she connected with an
organization that has an established reputation?
- Does the web site include a
publication date or "last updated" date?
- Is the author affiliated with a
particular organization that might have a bias?
- Is the author's purpose to inform,
e.g. provide new information, current events, etc?
- Is the author's purpose to explain,
e.g. describe a process, teach, etc?
- Is the author's purpose to persuade,
e.g. change your mind, convince you to buy, etc?
Websites worth visitng
Contains long-form versions of forecasts from The Kiplinger Letter and other Kiplinger business periodicals, summaries of current economic forecasts, a political blog (Washington Matters), and the Kiplinger Economic Recovery Index, an ongoing analysis of six key economic indicators that reflect the real pace of recovery.
Money 101-- a Step by Step Guide to Gaining Control of Your Financial Life
CNN Money website which includes 23 lessons on how to gain control of your financial life.
MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.
Practical Money Skills for Life
To help consumers and students of all ages learn the essentials of personal finance, Visa has partnered with leading consumer advocates, educators, and financial institutions to develop the Practical Money Skills program.
Khan Academy on Financial Literacy
A subset of the Practical Money Skills for Life website (under Expert Resources), the Khan Academy videos cover topics such as Compound Interest, Time Value of Money, and Introduction to Bonds.
Student Budgeting Tips
Citizen's Bank website to designed to help in creating a budget to learning how to stick to it, these nine simple student budgeting tips can help boost your savings potential.
Student Guide to Personal Finance
This site provides an overview as well as tips on how to manage your account and ways to avoid or handle debt.