The difference between an agent and a broker is that agents typically represent single firms while brokers typically represent many different firms. An agent places securities transactions for or sells insurance to consu... More »

Find local insurance brokers by inquiring from friends, family and co-workers about credible agents in a given area, advises United Policyholders. Phone directory listings and websites such as provide custom... More » Business & Finance Insurance

Consumers can find insurance agents through referrals from family, friends, colleagues, business owners and trade associations, advises the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Individuals can search the Inte... More » Business & Finance Insurance

Tax-free government bonds are typically available from stock brokerage firms, banks and the issuing government agency. The purchase outlets available depend on the type of tax-free bond, the issuing agency and the second... More » Business & Finance

Goodwill is a thrift store and nonprofit organization that uses its funds to support local shelters, food banks and other efforts devoted to supporting the community. Thrift stores, buy-outright shops and consignment sho... More »

"For sale by owner" with respect to sale of a home means that the property owner does not have an agent or broker handling the sales process. The owner handles all aspects of the real estate transaction that the real est... More » Business & Finance Real Estate

People can buy Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance policies from an authorized insurance agent or broker in their respective states, according to Blue Cross Blue Shield. The health insurer underwrites several types o... More » Business & Finance Insurance Health Insurance