What: A really cool Web site that gives you free stock and mutual-fund quotes in real time.
The best parts: Lots of financial sites give free stock quotes, but they are delayed 20 minutes. And lots of sites give real-time stock quotes, but you have to sign up for an account and plunk down a few bucks.
Freerealtime.com gives you an on-the-spot quote, and doesn't charge a cent.
It also has great links to other financial Web sites that provide market commentary, charts, analysis, research, and other important information.
What you should know:You don't have to pay but you do have to register and provide basic demographic information (name, address, income range, age range, Web shopping experience, etc.).
How to get there: Log on to www.csmonitor.com/workmoney/ It's free. It's real. And it takes hardly any time.