EDDB - Elite Dangerous Database. Seems to have pretty much everything you could ever need, rendering most of the other links useless.
Coriolis - Great resource for planning your ship builds/outfits, or just dicking around and looking at the stuff you can't afford yet.
INARA - I'm not sure what this is, but it's got a great guide to all the ships and stuff. Similar to EDDB I guess, but I like the look of this more.
Youtube - ObsidianAnt - A veteran ED player with a series of videos showing how to get started on the PS4. Has the most soothing voice you can imagine.
I've been thinking about setting myself a long-term goal, and the Federal Navy sounds like it could be interesting.
I read up a bit on ranking up. Troy, you mentioned you were at 100%, so that means you need to find a specific mission, apparently:
My Cobra seems like a nice step up from the Adder, even with the limited upgrades I fitted last night. It should certainly last me a while.How much progress one has made toward a rank can be seen in the right HUD panel, in the Reputation section of the Status tab. The current rank is shown by name along with a percentage indicator to show the progress made towards the next rank.
Once the rank indicator reaches 100%, the player will be able to find special Federation Navy missions that will promote the user to the next rank.
While the percentage indicator will not indicate more than 100%, the player is able to complete non-navy missions beyond that level and then complete several Navy missions in a row.
The Navy missions show up randomly alongside normal missions in the mission board and often require a "friendly" standing with the issuing minor faction. The missions can be identified by the name; they usually include "Federal Navy...", eg. "Federal Navy Aquisition Contract".
Still not really worried about making any money. I suppose I'll have to at some point.