Wednesday, May 24

How to Handle Credit Card Debt?

So you got these cool credit cards! Lots of nice reward benefits and cool pictures of you and your friends on the front of the card! Life is pretty good. Free money all around...or so you think.

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Want to Turn Six Bucks Into a Million?

Could you chase up six bucks every day if it could make you a million dollars or more at some point? Well, you can. Even while you sleep!

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There's No Place to Hide!

Reprinted from BankRate.com with permission.

Sure, you're behind on some bills, but nobody deserves to be treated like this...

Badgering phone calls and threats, insults and outright lies—these are just a few of the unfair and illegal tactics that some debt collectors unleash on consumers. These rogue collectors don't represent the entire industry, but they are not uncommon.

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Ever Considered a Two-Year Community College or Four-Year State University?

Didn't make it to your dream university this fall? Excellent!

Jealous that your friends are heading to that fancy out-of-state University?  Forget it!

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FoolProof Tips for the College-Bound

Get off on the right foot when you hit campus this fall! Just follow our FoolProof tips to protect your pride and your pocketbook:

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How Do You Know When to Change Your Passwords?

I'm sure you have seen recommendations to change your passwords frequently, especially if you use online banking, services like PayPal or eBay, or even a webmail service. Okay, you know it's the wise thing to do, but it is also a hassle!

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Tips for Online Car Buying

Say you're in the market for a used car, and you do your research well. Clever as you are, you check not just eBay or Auto Trader, but also Yahoo! Autos, Craigslist and independent web-ads for cars with the features and price that fit your budget.

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Banking and You

Are you in high school or college? If so, which financial services are you using, if any? Do you have a checking account or savings account? Debit card or a credit card? Do you even know the difference?

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Could Your Smartphone or Tablet Be Hacked?

Got a smartphone? An iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone or even an Android? If so, be warned.

More and more users of smart gadgets are getting hacked while surfing the Web or using an app that connects to the Internet. Why? The recent explosion of gadgets has made it much more lucrative and easier for hackers to hack into your device.

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Smashing Down the Rules on Gift Cards

Get these two scenarios:

Scenario 1:

You got a sweet gift card for $50 for your birthday from your friends. You run to the shop to buy your favorite game that goes for $49.95! But, the store charges you a $10 activation fee... Bummer!

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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.