Money Tips for a Financial Crisis
Ultimately, a crisis will pass and you can get through tough times. So, why not tackle your money situation now?
How to Avoid the Rental Listing Scam?
When you're ready to move into your first (or next) rental property, pause before making your final decision.
What Is Predatory Lending?
These types of loans may have high fees, high interest rates, and other terms that make it difficult for a borrower to pay back the loan.
Shopping Online More? Thieves Are Too!
We're shopping and ordering through websites and apps, some quickly built or modified to accept orders and payments.
Self Care Without Breaking the Bank
This is a crazy time in the world! Our general daily circumstances are fraught with an unseen danger, our health is of utmost importance, and for most of us, money is tight.
Flipping Money Scams on Social Networks!
Hundreds of (young) people fall prey to money flipping scams on social media every day. It happens on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, you name it.
New Credit, New Identity
Not only do they claim to give you a new credit profile, but you'll never have to speak to your creditors again. Especially the ones that keep calling about delinquent payments.
What You Need to Know About Mortgage Forbearance
What is mortgage forbearance? If you are having difficulty making your mortgage payment, you have options. Don't just stop making payments.
WhatsApp Scams Galore!
Even though [you think] this scam may be easy to spot and/or avoid, you'll be surprised how many people still fall prey to the scam. Scammers can certainly be convincing.
Can Your Credit Card Limit Be Lowered?
In this time of economic uncertainty, managing your credit card usage and your finances is more important than ever.
Fact, Opinion, Misinformation, Fake News, DeepFakes. What's the Difference?
Unreliable information can take many forms and be believable. So it's important to be able to check out or verify online information.
Make Healthy Skepticism a Habit! 10 Easy Steps to Improve Your Financial Habits
Recently, I found myself thinking of what the future may bring, and how the current pandemic will impact that. Right now, things are very uncertain for most of us.
Before Contributing to Disaster Relief for the California Fires Read These Tips
When natural disasters occur, appeals for help follow. How do you determine who should receive your donations? These tips will help you make sure your donation will do the most good.
Robocalls - Do You Feel (Un)Lucky?
If you take these steps, the next scammer who tries to place a bet on your phone number will be out of luck.
Jessica Thought She'd Heard It All
If you receive an unexpected call from someone who claims to be from your local SNAP office or the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), don't provide any information.
18 or under? Questions About the Coronavirus?
Hey!!! What is the coronavirus? Why is everybody talking about it? And why do I have to stay at home? Like everybody around you, I bet you have a gazillion questions!
What You Should Know About Unexpected or Surprise Medical Bills
Unexpected or surprise medical bills for care or medical services that aren't covered by your insurance plan are typically due to using an out-of-network provider.
FoolProof Exclusive: Free STEM Game for the Summer
FoolProof's gaming partner, Dot Dot Fire, has generously granted free access to their STEM series of 10 modules through August 2020!
Is Your Phone Being Stalked?
Has your phone been hacked? Is anyone reading your WhatsApp messages? Are you being spied on even as you read this?
Needs Vs. Wants: Getting Down and Dirty with That Budget
There's broke, and then there's "digging through your couch cushions for change to buy groceries" broke. I've been both more than once in my life, and I quickly learned the difference between "needs" ...