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. Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:06:50 -0500 Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:06:50 -0500 Copyright 2002-2018 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 Giving to Disaster Relief? Read These Tips First http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/news/disgive08_18/ <p>Natural disasters have been in the news recently. Wildfires in California and Montana. Flooding in the Northeast. Tornados in the Midwest. Hurricane season has been quiet so far but the peak time is still to come. When natural disasters occur, appeals for help follow. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of charities ranging from small to large, local to multi-national.</p> News Sun, 19 Aug 2018 10:02:30 -0500 FoolProof Yourself for the 21st Century! http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/gen_y/traveler/ <p><strong>Use caution. Question sellers. Rely on research.</strong></p> <p>Sound familiar? Great! FoolProof's mantra is a good one for you to keep in mind. Why? Because it represents skills you need to survive in the 21st century... J</p> Gen Y with Will Sat, 04 Aug 2018 23:59:55 -0500 Reduce Your Risk of Being a Victim of Auto Theft http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/news/autrisk08_18/ <p>According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a motor vehicle is stolen approximately every 41 seconds. That adds up to over 750,000 motor vehicles a year. Whether you own a car, pickup truck, SUV, or motorcycle, your vehicle could be at risk. These tips can help you reduce the risk of your vehicle being stolen.</p> News Tue, 31 Jul 2018 23:57:11 -0500 Digital Assistants, Data Collection, Privacy http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/report/digit08_18/ <p>What do Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana, Amazon, Google, Facebook have in common?</p> <p>Lots of information that they have saved about each of us. Depending on the service, the information can include what we've searched for, what we've bought, what we've visited, where we've been, photos, documents, and much more.</p> Drew's Report Sat, 14 Jul 2018 05:49:41 -0500 Back-to-School Time Is Fast Approaching http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/news/bts07_18/ <p>It's almost back-to-school time, and that means shopping for supplies, clothing, and other items needed for the upcoming school year. Here are some tips that can help you save money.</p> News Sat, 14 Jul 2018 05:35:32 -0500 What You Should Know About Cell-Phone Account Frau http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/news/accfra06_18/ <p>Cell-phone account fraud is a rapidly growing threat to your privacy and financial well-being.</p> <p>Criminals open up a phony cell-phone account in your name or transfer your phone number to a fake account. They then use it to access your bank account, sign up for credit cards or sell the phone number for other criminals to use.</p> News Sat, 14 Jul 2018 05:29:27 -0500 How Brushing Scams Can Swipe You under the Carpet! http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/gen_y/amaz/ <p><strong>What is a brushing a scam, and how can it impact you?</strong></p> <p>Simply put, a brushing scam happens when someone sends you free stuff in the mail, or even sends you empty packages.</p> Gen Y with Will Sat, 14 Jul 2018 05:18:54 -0500 Options for Reducing Debt http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/report/redude06_18/ <p>According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Center for Microeconomic Data's Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit for the first quarter of 2018, U.S. households have 815 billion dollars in credit card debt.</p> Drew's Report Thu, 31 May 2018 01:23:04 -0500 Do You Have Oversight of Your Finances? http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/gen_y/oversi/ <p>Many people are struggling to keep track of their money, their bills, etc., and this is nothing new. How often have you been short on cash or forgotten to pay a bill?</p> Gen Y with Will Wed, 30 May 2018 23:46:35 -0500 Receiving All These Privacy Policy Updates? http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/news/prino05_18/ <p>Over the last several weeks you have probably been receiving notifications about privacy policy updates by email and pop-up messages from websites and apps. Why are you receiving these? As of May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has gone into effect in the European Union (EU).</p> News Sat, 26 May 2018 23:27:50 -0500