10 Principles for Your Online Privacy

We hear about hacks, data leaks and other online scams pretty much on daily basis. If you think this couldn't affect you, think again!

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Where Should You Save Your Money?

Have you been saving your money? If so, what type of account are you putting it in? There are many choices. In this report we look at typical savings options offered by many credit unions and banks.

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The Danger of High Interest Loans!

If you need money quick, what should you do?

Most of us have been there: we have bills to pay but we're short on cash. And we experience money pressure. But if you need money fast, and you're having problems coming up with it, the last thing you should do is move quickly and get a loan to cover your gap. It may cost you!

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New Medicare Cards Are Coming Soon

Do you or a family member receive Medicare benefits? Then you need to know that starting in April 2018, Medicare will begin mailing new cards to everyone who receives Medicare benefits. In order to help protect you from identity fraud, the new cards will no longer have Social Security Numbers on them but will have a unique Medicare Number. The only change is to your card. Your coverage and benefits remain the same.

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Beware of "Quick Cash for Your Home" Offers

"We Buy Ugly Houses"

"We Pay Cash for Houses"

"We'll Buy Your House for Cash"

"Sell Your Home Fast for Cash"

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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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