Monday, January 16

5 Financial New Years Resolutions You Should Definitely Consider

Each year millions of people plan and prepare to usher in the New Year with better habits, yet it is estimated that only 8% of individuals who set New Year's resolutions actually achieve them. If your finances are in need of improvement this year, consider the following simple and impactful resolutions:

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6 Financial Mistakes You Might Be Making

When beginning your journey to financial freedom, you want to make sure you're doing everything right. You access your credit report, review your debts, establish a budget and get to work. You ensure that you don't make the common financial mistakes like spending frivolously or inadequately saving. Yet despite organized efforts, you begin to feel as if things are more challenging than you anticipated.

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(Video) How Safe Are Your "Smart" Appliances?

All your smart appliances connected to the internet may be at risk of hacking, viruses or malware. Help reduce your potential risks with the tips in this video.

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Is Paying Down Debt a 2017 Resolution? Tips for Success

Besides winter storms, January tends to bring post-holiday bills. For many people, that also brings New Year's resolutions to pay down the debt they have and do a better job of not getting into debt in the first place. Using the sound financial practices profiled in this report can help you succeed quickly.

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Google's New Privacy Policy; You May Want To Become Invisible

With Google's new privacy policy in place (June 2016), the company will now combine their huge database of web browser data (your Google searches) with the personal information they collect from their services like Gmail.

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Another Yahoo! Data Breach. Over a Billion Users Affected.

Yahoo announced on December 14, 2016, that a major data breach occurred in 2013 which affected over 1 billion accounts. This breach is larger and is a different breach than the 2014 breach that Yahoo announced in September 2016.

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Over 1 Million Android Devices Infected by Malware

Over 1 million Android devices worldwide have been infected by malicious software. This malware attack campaign, named Gooligan, is affecting over 13,000 devices a day. Devices are typically infected by downloading various apps from third-party app stores instead of the approved Google Play store. Devices may also be infected when a user taps on malicious links in phishing messages.

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(Video) Avoid Job Search Scams

Because so many job search activities have moved online, many of the scams also come to you online. This video describes some of the most popular frauds and offers tips to help you avoid these traps.

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Millennials: All About (Your) Credit

I'm betting that you know what credit is: an arrangement for you to pay for something at a later date. "Okay, gimme the car today, and I'll pay you later."

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It's Holiday Time. Don't Let Your Guard Down

It's holiday time and for most people, their security and privacy are not foremost in their thoughts. Yet many hazards and threats are more prevalent during this season of the year. Shopping safely locally and online and safety around the home are important. Here are some tips and resources to help keep you and your family safe and your sensitive information secure.

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Subcategories

FoolProof Education

FoolProof Education is a highly interactive, self-grading group of online lessons called "Modules." The Modules teach consumers of all ages about money, financial responsibility and the realities of the free enterprise system.

High School, College & Homeschool Curriculum

Closely alligned to the Common Core standards and state personal financy literacy recuirements.

Educate Yourself, a Friend or Family Member

Choose from a wide variety of topics. Start and stop and continue at anytime.