Monday, January 16

How to Protect Yourself from Scam Emails, Letters and Phone Calls

Remember scam emails? They would offer you a big commission if you let a total stranger in a foreign country deposit ten million dollars in your bank account for a few weeks! Or, they told you that you won the lottery and they'd like to deposit a big check into your account, and all you have to do is wire back the taxes!

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Really Useful Websites: from Guacamole to Gas

I often browse financial and consumer-related websites and have found that by clicking through these websites (and the additional info links that they offer), one comes across a lot of useful and/or fun websites. (A lot of silly/useless/ridiculous ones, too, but let's not waste time on those!)

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Time Travel: How About Retiring?

Wait a minute... You're young! Why should you think about retirement already?

Well, wouldn't you—at some point—like to be finished with work or school and do what you want, when you want, and have the money to do it?

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How to Keep That Vacation Feeling Forever!

Yes! Finally! After months of deadlines and a long list of tasks, stress and maybe even some sleepless nights, your vacation finally starts and you're FREE!

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The "Feel Good" Factor of Saving Money!

You've heard all the doom and gloom reasons for saving money, such as:

  • You should save for rainy days.
  • You should save for emergencies.
  • If you don't save, you're going to be in bigger trouble than I can cover in this article.

But, what about the fun part of saving?

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Hungry in College? Welcome to Food Insecurity

You may not think this problem is happening at your college, but it is. Even at big-name schools, more and more students are going to bed hungry.

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How Your Credit Can Cost You $100K... Really!

A few years ago, when I was living in the Caribbean, I met this guy while surfing.

His name was Mack, a nice guy in his twenties, from LA. He was studying in Puerto Rico to become a doctor. We caught a few waves together, had a chat, and became friends quickly.

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Will You Make These Money Mistakes?

You would never deliberately throw away money, right? But most of us do, without even thinking.

Ask yourself if you fall for these money traps:

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Under 30? Got Health Insurance Yet?

You've seen all the publicity on "Obamacare," right? If you think The Affordable Care Act—the official name—isn't about you, you're wrong.

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Stashing Money Away for Good Times Down the Road

Who wants to be worrying about money all the time?

Nobody does.

That's why right now you need to start building a lifetime habit of saving money. But for that habit to pay off, you need a plan.

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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.