Monday, January 16

Safely Navigating Credit Card Land

You'll Need One Heck of a Navigation Device!

Do you like your money? If you do, "where" you get your credit card is one of the most important money decisions you will make in your life.  Here's a little navigation help.

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The Big Burden: Student Loans

College should be the experience of a lifetime! Living on your own, having wicked fun with your college friends and roommates. Not to mention, the concept that a college education can increase your income potential for life. Excellent.

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Ever Feel Stressed Over Money?

Can you relate to any of these realities?

  • You're short on cash... constantly.
  • You frequently borrow money from people.
  • You're worried about your future in the current economy.
  • You owe too much on your credit card.
  • You're thinking about moving back in with your parents.

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Your Credit Sore...Errr, Score!

Your credit score rules your life in many ways. It can impact your job and possibly even your chance of being promoted. It determines what you pay in interest on virtually every purchase you finance. It may even determine what you pay for deposits (apartment, escrow, etc.) and insurance.

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Scams...Scams...Scambusters!

There are millions of scams out there. They arrive by many avenues...the web, mail, phone, text messages and even in person. They rip you off, steal your money, hurt your credit and cause major irritation. And they are aimed at all of us...any age.

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Heat Wave! Time to Lower Your Temperature & Your Utility Bills!

I've spent the summer in Holland visiting with friends and family; it's been a rainy and dreary season. Due to the weather I'm experiencing, the articles I've read in my Dutch newspaper concerning the American weather seem kind of distant and unreal...

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Stressed? How to Manage Your Time!

Whether you're in school studying or already working a job, you need to get things done, right? And there's always too little time...

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What to Do When Your Emial Account Is Hacked!

Last week I received an email from my sister. This happens a lot. I live abroad and my sister lives in Holland.  Email is our main means of communication.  She sends me picture and updates on life all the time.

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A Bad Credit Score

Every part of your life pays for it.

So much of your life is ruled by your credit score, the number that tells the world whether credit bureaus think you are a good risk, or not.

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What's the Difference in a Bank and a CU?

Hey, since the FoolProof team is made up of consumer advocates, and since FoolProof is partially funded by credit unions nationwide, we don't think it's fair of us to tell you what we think are the differences in credit unions and banks. Our opinion would definitely be very different than some other opinions.

And remember: consumer advocates can be as biased as anyone else.

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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.