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What Everyone Should Do as a Result of the Yahoo Breach

Yahoo announced on September 22 that user account information associated with at least 500 million accounts was stolen in late 2014. The information stolen may...

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Facebook User? Be Alert for These Scams

With millions of daily users, Facebook has become an effective way for scammers to find victims. There are many scams and variations. Most are after...

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FoolProof's Top 238 Money Mistakes to Avoid in College

If we wanted to, we could probably come up with hundreds of ways college students throw away money. I know. I made a lot of...

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Medical ID Theft: What Do You Need to Know?

Medical identity theft is a fast growing type of identity theft. It is the use of your name and/or your health insurance information, including your...

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What If? Planning Documents You Need to Manage Life’s Events

Life happens—and it can be unpredictable. Planning ahead, however, can help you and your family cope with the unexpected and manage the expected. Every adult,...

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Should You Be Worried About Ransomware?

Recently, there has been an increase in businesses and individuals reporting that they have been affected by ransomware. Ransomware is malicious software (malware) that prevents...

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A Zero Percent Credit Card Trick!

Let's talk about credit cards. More specifically, let's talk about credit cards that offer you a 0% interest rate!

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Is Your Subprime Card Hurting You?

Most people who have experienced bad credit can agree that the following information often indicates that there is light at the end of the...

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Working to Pay Down Debt? Avoid Debt Relief Scams and Bad "Services"

Millions of Americans owe thousands of dollars on credit cards, student loans, medical bills and other unsecured loans or bills. Many are struggling every month...

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Protecting Your Privacy with the Internet of Things

What do thermostats, activity trackers, light bulbs, light switches, refrigerators, coffee makers, baby monitors, televisions, door locks, security camera and many other devices have in...

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Payroll (Debit) Cards: Getting Your Paycheck Deposited on a (Debit) Card

Have you ever heard of payroll cards? Payroll cards are a lot like debit cards—you can use them to pay for items in shops or...

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Renting a Car on Vacation? What Insurance Do You Need?

Many people enjoy "destination" vacations where they fly to the location then rent a car for local transportation. When you rent a vehicle, it’s important...

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What Should You Look For in a Privacy Policy?

When was the last time you looked at a website's privacy policy? Typically, most people don't look at privacy policies unless forced. Some sites, when...

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The Selfie Saga: Selfie ID

With people taking selfies, people posting selfies, and selfie sticks, selfies are undoubtedly everywhere you look. Selfies are so present in our lives that in...

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Avoid 8 Summer Scams Targeting Your Wallet

Warmer days bring thoughts of relaxing summer activities and plans for vacations. Summer is also a popular time for doing home maintenance. Warmer days also...

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Heard About the LinkedIn Breach? Here's What You Need to Do

A data breach at LinkedIn has recently been in the news. What makes this news different is that the breach originally occurred in 2012. It's...

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Consumer Guides

Mortgage Guide

Mortgage Guide

A home is the biggest investment most people make. The FoolProof Mortgage Guide will help you understand the process of financing your  home. Whether or not you consider a mortgage with us, read this guide!

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RV Guide

RV Guide

A home on wheels! Who needs hotels? Who needs restaurants?  The FoolProof RV Guide helps you find the right RV at the right price.

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Car Buying Guide

Car Buying Guide

Did you know a dealer or online auto service can sell or lease you a new  set of wheels for exactly what the dealer paid the manufacturer and  still make $500 to $1,500 on just the car itself?  Read on to find out more.

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Home Buying Guide

Home Buying Guide

Home ownership is a huge financial step.  The FoolProof Home Buying Guide can help you plan for the total process whether you are a first time home buyer or a veteran.

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Boat Guide

Boat Guide

If you’ve ever gunned the engine of any watercraft, whether it’s a ten-foot dingy or a thirty-foot cruiser, you know how exhilarating boating can be.  This guide will show you how to purchase one!

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Privacy Rights

Privacy Rights

Every worry about identity theft?  Worry about the dangers of the web? Mind if I read your private emails or browse  through your medical records? This section takes you into the scary  world of privacy and identity theft.

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Fifty Plus Guide

Fifty Plus Guide

This guide is filled with resources for adults as they pass fifty and look forward to enjoying their "empty nest" and retirement years.

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Remar's Report

Remar's Report

Remar Sutton has been a leading consumer advocate in America for over twenty-five years, and is your independent consumer spokesperson.

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Gen Y with Will

Gen Y with Will

Will deHoo has been a leading consumer advocate for young people in America since 2003 and is the person responsible for the excellent “FoolProof” financial education program.

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Drew's News

Drew's News

Twice a month, Drew Guthrie will bring breaking news directly to you on this website.

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