Wednesday, March 1

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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Thousand-Dollar Money Mistakes: How to Prevent Them

We've been looking at the ways young people waste the most money without knowing it—at least a thousand dollars—and guess what? There are tons of ways, which is pretty scary! Here's a look at the most common disaster spots for your wallet.

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The Secrets of Renting Your First Pad

Do you know the answers to these questions? (If you don't, you're not ready to rent!)

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How Social Media Can Impact Your Credit Score!

Credit rules your life, just like social media does (for most people these days). Now, you should know that your social media life could be ruling (and perhaps ruining) your credit.

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Dirt on Your Dirt-Bike

People are putting large dollar "toys" for sale on the internet.

Dirt bikes, boats, cars, etc. are sold on websites like ebay all the time. The sellers get responses via e-mail from prospective buyers.

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New Student Loan Regulations: What’s Changing For You?

If you have a student loan, you probably have already heard that the rate on some student loans has doubled overnight, from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Why? Congress couldn’t agree on passing a bill to keep the rates at 3.4 percent.

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Scammers & Checking Accounts

Fake check scams are targeting your wallet. Learn the warning signs and avoid the traps.

Getting burned by counterfeit checks is something that happens to your local merchants or to other consumers, but not to you or your friends and neighbors, right?

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5 Cards & Free Goodies

How many "free" credit cards do you have right now?
How many times has somebody on campus or in your mail tried to push a "free" credit card on you?

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One Day Late On A Payment... Who Cares?!

No one cares, really. As long as you have a spare $1,200.

Who would possibly pay that?

You could, if you're one day late on some payments.

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The Crowdfunding Phenomena

What is crowdfunding? And what does it have to do with you? Perhaps nothing, or perhaps just not yet, but we think it's important enough for you to know about. According to Oxford Dictionaries, crowdfunding is:

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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.