Wednesday, May 24

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 Email 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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Take This Bet! Or, Maybe Not...

Life is full of risk. We take chances all the time. It's a part of life! We gamble when we start our own business, or when we decide to walk to school or drive a car.

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Guarantees

What if you put these real fine print statements into FoolProof language?

Zero Percent!*
For a limited number of months, then the rate goes up! If you pay late, the zero percent disappears, and the rate goes really up. And, oh, we can't tell you how many months you'll get zero percent until we send you the card and you can't back out.

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Need a Roommate?

Whether you've already moved out or are planning your first move away from home, picking the right roommate is a big deal. That person will have an impact on both your pocketbook and your mental health. These tips can help make the experience a solid one!

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Looking for a Roommate?

One version of the Nigerian Scam occurs when some stranger tries to get you to wire back the change from his fraudulent check before it bounces.

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The Latest Phishing Scams Are Scary

Have you received messages like these?

Ever download an app? If you get a text message the next day saying, "There's a security problem with the app you downloaded," would you read it? Would you click the link in the text?

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