Thursday, November 23

Shopping for Toys? Safety and Privacy Are Important Considerations

Do you do your homework before shopping for toys? Do you make sure that you are buying toys that appropriate for the age of the child? Here are some tips to help you be an informed toy shopper.

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Before You Start Your Holiday Shopping Read These Tips

The holiday shopping season is here. Whether you plan to shop on Black Friday, Cyber Monday or wait until the last minute, these tips can help you be a smart shopper.

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Reminder: It's Open Enrollment Time for Health Insurance

It's during this time of the year that you should enroll, re-enroll, or make changes to your health insurance plans for the coming year. This includes health insurance provided by your employer, health insurance you buy individually, and Medicare.

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What Do You Need to Know About the KRACK Wi-Fi Vulnerability?

Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the Wi-Fi WPA2 security protocol. This vulnerability affects most devices that can use a Wi-Fi connection. Hackers could exploit this problem to capture all the traffic coming into or out of any device with a Wi-Fi connection such as laptops, phones, routers, tablets, and smart devices. Though to exploit the problem, a hacker would have to be near the device.

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Looking for Alternative Gifts This Holiday Season?

What do you think of as alternative gifts? A family trip? Tickets to a special event? Have you considered helping others. Here are a few suggestions for doing just that.

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Massive Equifax Data Breach. What You Need to Know.

On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the big 3 consumer credit reporting agencies, announced that sensitive information for 143 million American consumers including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver's license numbers were stolen by hackers.

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Using Facebook Marketplace or Another Local Service? Then Read This

Local online marketplaces such as Facebook Marketplace can be a handy tool. They can be used to find bargains on various items or to make some money on items you no longer need. But how do you make sure that you aren't being conned? These tips can help.

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Avoiding Disaster Related Scams

Disasters such as that caused by Hurricane Harvey bring out the scammers. Fake charities, repair scams, and rental scams are just a few of the types of scams that increase during these times. Here are some tips and resources to help you avoid being taken.

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Don't Become a Victim of Debit Card Fraud

If you are one of the many people who use their debit card regularly for purchases, you may want to reconsider. Debit card fraud has been rising steadily over the last few years. More sophisticated technology has helped make skimmers harder to detect at gas pumps, ATMs, and other payment terminals. Fraudulent "card-not-present" transactions, such as online or over the phone, are also fueling the increase.

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A Twist on Nigerian Scams

These days, anyone who has email has either received or heard about Nigerian scams. These scams typically request help to access a large amount of money. They promise you a big profit in exchange for your help. The catch is that you will need to fork out your own money to cover various fees or "taxes" and provide access to your bank account. The result: lost money and possibly identity theft.

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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.