en-us Foolproof InformationEdge - Cecil County School Employees Federal Credit Union http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/ A youth website to engage young people in consumer issues. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:34:51 -0500 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:34:51 -0500 Copyright 2002-2017 FoolProof Financial Education Inc. niels@foolproofhq.com http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/ Foolproof InformationEdge - Cecil County School Employees Federal Credit Union /common/cu_files/10.jpg 60 60 Foolproof InformationEdge - Cecil County School Employees Federal Credit Union More Ransomware! Here's What You Need to Do http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/news/morandso07_17/ <p>Ransomware attacks are becoming more frequent and they are targeting more and more computers. Ransomware prevents access to files on a computer usually by encrypting them. It then asks for a ransom which must be paid using bitcoins or other digital currency. Paying the ransom doesn't guarantee that you'll regain access to your file.</p> News Tue, 04 Jul 2017 10:42:44 -0500 Skillfully Navigating Student Loans http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/gen_y/navstu/ <p>What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of student loans? I hope it's the word "debt."</p> <p>College can be an important component to your future plans, and student loans help to make college happen for a lot of people.</p> Gen Y with Will Tue, 04 Jul 2017 10:34:42 -0500 Traveling Soon? Check Out These Tips http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/report/travl07_15/ <p>Do you like to travel? Do you like to save money when planning your travel and while traveling? Summer vacation time is here. So take a look at this report and take advantage of its many tips to help you plan your travel and save money.</p> Drew's Report Tue, 30 May 2017 09:12:19 -0500 The (Scary) Truth About Online Shopping http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/gen_y/onlsh/ <p>You would think shopping online is generally cheaper than shopping at brick and mortar stores, right? You're not paying for the onsite staff or the building utilities, such as lighting and heating.</p> Gen Y with Will Tue, 30 May 2017 08:52:33 -0500 World-Wide Computer Hack http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/news/wannac05_17/ <p>A global cyber-attack called the "WannaCry Virus" has hit over 150 countries, including the U.S.</p> News Mon, 15 May 2017 08:49:22 -0500 Concerned About Your Privacy Online? Try These Tip http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/report/privaonli06_17/ <p>Everyday there seems to be another threat to your privacy online. Your privacy is threaten by advertisers and social media tracking you online, the collection of your browsing and search history by various sources, the collection of your data by Internet service providers (including your wireless provider) and many other methods that collect our personal information.</p> Drew's Report Tue, 02 May 2017 05:44:08 -0500 The Longest Vacation of Your Life http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/gen_y/lifevac/ <p>Do you want to do what you want, wherever and whenever you want, and money is not a problem? Would you like to go on the longest vacation of your life, and actually be able to afford it?</p> Gen Y with Will Mon, 01 May 2017 05:28:23 -0500 How Do You Pay Your Bills? Online or Off. http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/report/paybill05_17/ <p>We all have bills to pay. Whether it's the rent, mortgage, utilities, credit cards, or loans, bills must be paid in some way. Some people choose to write checks. Others pay online. Still others use a combination. What method works best for you?</p> Drew's Report Mon, 01 May 2017 02:37:28 -0500 VantageScore Announces Upcoming Changes. http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/news/vantagescore05_17/ <p>Haven't heard of VantageScore? It is a credit scoring model that was created in 2006 by the big three credit bureaus, Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion, as an alternative to the better known FICO score from the Fair Isaac Corporation.</p> News Mon, 01 May 2017 01:54:46 -0500 Stolen Tax Info through FAFSA Tool http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/news/fafsa04_17/ <p>A rite of going to college is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Anyone who has filled out the FAFSA knows how complicated it is. To help make it easier to fill out the form, the U.S. Department of Education created a Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) which could be used to retrieve the required tax information directly from the IRS.</p> News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 02:18:18 -0500