Helpful Links

Government/Political Resources

LA Government Agency Index(

Louisiana Office of Group Benefits (

Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System (LASERS) – The official Louisiana state web site for retirees. (

Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions (OFI) – monthly updates on free services from OFI to protect senior investors from scams.  (

Louisiana’s Official Web Site – Official Louisiana web site and the entry point for state government information and services. (

Louisiana State Legislature – The web portal to the Louisiana state legislature including information on sessions, committees and legislators. (

Office of the Governor – The official web site of the Louisiana Governor. (

Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) – PAR is an independent voice, offering solutions to critical issues in Louisiana through accurate, objective research and focusing public attention on those solutions. (

Social Security Online – The official web site of the Social Security Administration. Get fast answers to all of your Social Security questions. (

Financial Resources

North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) – Organized in 1919, this association is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. (

TaxACT Standard: Free Tax Software – TaxACT™ by 2nd Story Software, Inc. completes your tax return faster and easier than ever! TaxACT includes commonly used forms and schedules, and reflects all of the latest tax laws. And best of all, it’s FREE! (

Health Resources

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institue (NHLBI) – This web site provides useful health information. (

WebMD – Better Information. Better Health. (

Travel Resources

MapQuest – Get maps and driving directions to anywhere you want to go. (

Weather Resources

National Hurricane Center (

National Weather Service – Southern Region Headquarters (

The Weather Channel (

Miscellaneous Resources

AARP – AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people over 50. (

BenefitsCheckUp – Check here to see if you are getting all your benefits. (

CarFax – Your best protection against buying a used car with costly, hidden problems. (

Consumer Lab – Independent tests of herbal, vitamin, and mineral supplements. ( – Free online English dictionary, thesaurus and reference guide, crossword puzzles and other word games, online translator and Word of the Day. (

Kelly Blue Book – Find out what the trade-in or retail value of your car is or get pricing for new cars. (

Marketing Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Making Money on the Internet – Lots of advertising but, a pretty good site to find some unusual things and places. (

Reverse Phone Directory – Find a person’s name and street address from a telephone number by searching multiple reverse phone directories and look up any phone numbers to find a person’s name and street address and who lives there! (

TV Guide Online – It’s all here. (