Wednesday, May 24

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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Have You Taken The Gullibility Test?

"Easily duped or cheated" is one dictionary's definition of "gullible." I bet that is one phrase you don't want to be associated with, right?

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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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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.