Sunday, July 23

More Ransomware! Here's What You Need to Do

Ransomware attacks are becoming more frequent and they are targeting more and more computers. Ransomware prevents access to files on a computer usually by encrypting them. It then asks for a ransom which must be paid using bitcoins or other digital currency. Paying the ransom doesn't guarantee that you'll regain access to your file.

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Skillfully Navigating Student Loans

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of student loans? I hope it's the word "debt."

College can be an important component to your future plans, and student loans help to make college happen for a lot of people.

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Scams That Are Easy to Fall For

Scams are so common today that most of us think we've learned to identify and avoid them. That's probably true for any obvious scams. But many less obvious or better disguised scams are easy to fall for. Every day, smart, savvy people get trapped by the following scams. Here's how they work and what you can do to protect yourself.

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(Video) Does Buying in Bulk Always Make Sense?

No. There's plenty or reasons why you shouldn't. But also why you should, of course. These tips may help you stock up.

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(Video) Should You Bank Online or Mobile?

Is it safe? Is it really easier? Valid concerns. This video will help determine if mobile and/or online banking is right for you.

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Paying More: The (Scary) Truth About Online Shopping

You would think shopping online is generally cheaper than shopping at brick and mortar stores, right? You're not paying for the onsite staff or the building utilities, such as lighting and heating.

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Traveling Soon? Check Out These Tips

Do you like to travel? Do you like to save money when planning your travel and while traveling? Summer vacation is right around the corner. So take a look at this report and take advantage of its many tips to help you plan your travel and save money.

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(Video) Credit Cards, Debit Cards, or Prepaid Debit Cards?

Which are safer to use? Answer: It depends. This video compares all 3 options.

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(Video) Should You "Push" or "Pull" Your Online Payment?

Which one is quicker, easier or (more importantly) safer? Do you even know the difference? This video will push you in the right direction.

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World-Wide Computer Hack: If Your Computer Runs on Windows, Read This Now

A global cyber-attack called the “WannaCry Virus” has hit over 150 countries, including the U.S.

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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 & Home School Curriculum

Closely aligned to the Common Core standards and state personal financial literacy requirements.

Educate Yourself, a Friend or Family Member

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