It's Tax Time Again. These Tips Can Help.

Tax season. For many people those words mean it's time to complete an unpopular task. So whether you like to get this chore done as soon as possible or wait until the last minute, here are some tips, reminders, and other information to help you prepare your taxes.

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How Much Money Have You Spent Gaming Online?

Many of us spend hours and hours on our tablets, phones and gaming consoles, battling friends and creating artificial worlds.

How many hours do you spend gaming online? Or better yet, how much money have you spent gaming online? Have you spent money on (or within) a game that started out free? It happens all the time.

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Tips for Reducing Your Identity Theft Risk

What do data breaches, software and hardware security vulnerabilities, phishing emails, and malware have in common? They attempt to steal or put at risk your personal and financial information which increases your chances of becoming a victim of identity theft. Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information to make purchases, open accounts, get medical treatment, or file taxes. You can't prevent identity theft but you can take steps to reduce your risk.

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What You Need to Know About the Meltdown and Spectre Computer Chip Flaws

In early January, researchers announced two flaws in computer chips known as central processing units (CPUs). CPUs are what makes our digital devices run. These flaws affect almost every computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone including PC, Mac, servers, iOS and Android devices. The flaws could let attackers capture sensitive information from the CPU that they shouldn't be able to access. There are no known exploits of these flaws.

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This Is Not Fake News!

Creating fake news these days is as easy as pie! And a big reason why criminals and scammers create fake news is specifically to dupe people who might believe it. But what is fake news?

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Enhance Your Online Privacy and Security With These Tips

There are many threats to your online privacy and security. Some of these threats include advertisers and businesses tracking you and thieves trying to steal your financial and personal information. There are steps you can take to protect yourself starting with these tips.

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FoolProof's Top 5 Funky Saving Tips (And A Few Others)

Life seems to be getting more and more expensive. So, whenever I get the chance to save some money, I take advantage of it! Here are a few different ways to save money. We call these "FoolProof's Top 5 Funky Saving Tips":

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Winter is Coming. Is Your Home Ready?

Winter weather can be tough on homes and wallets. No matter where you live, there are things you can do to get your home ready for winter weather. The following tips will help you save money whether you rent or own.

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Shopping for Toys? Safety and Privacy Are Important Considerations

Do you do your homework before shopping for toys? Do you make sure that you are buying toys that are appropriate for the age of the child? Here are some tips to help you be an informed toy shopper.

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Before You Start Your Holiday Shopping Read These Tips

The holiday shopping season is here. Whether you plan to shop on Black Friday, Cyber Monday or wait until the last minute, these tips can help you be a smart shopper.

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What to Know About Disaster Scams

Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, forest fires, and tornadoes happen all around us. Unfortunately, this is a prime opportunity for scammers, as they tend to follow every disaster, looking for opportunities to take advantage of those impacted by the disaster, or those willing to help those impacted.

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Reminder: It's Open Enrollment Time for Health Insurance

It's during this time of the year that you should enroll, re-enroll, or make changes to your health insurance plans for the coming year. This includes health insurance provided by your employer, health insurance you buy individually, and Medicare.

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Financial Planning for the Year Ahead

Tips for wrapping up this year and getting a jump start on the next

The end of the year is fast approaching and many people are thinking of things other than finances. Yet, taking some time now to review your financial plan for this year and next may save you time and money later.

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What Do You Need to Know About the KRACK Wi-Fi Vulnerability?

Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the Wi-Fi WPA2 security protocol. This vulnerability affects most devices that can use a Wi-Fi connection. Hackers could exploit this problem to capture all the traffic coming into or out of any device with a Wi-Fi connection such as laptops, phones, routers, tablets, and smart devices. Though to exploit the problem, a hacker would have to be near the device.

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