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, 18 Jan 2018 02:12:10 -0600 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:12:10 -0600 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 About the Meltdown and Spectre Computer Chip Flaws http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/news/spec01_18/ <p>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.</p> News Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:26:21 -0600 This Is Not Fake News! http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/gen_y/fkne/ <p>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?</p> Gen Y with Will Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:54:39 -0600 What You Need to Know About Peer-to-Peer Payments http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/news/peer12_17/ <p>Peer-to-peer payments are becoming a very popular way for friends to split the bill for a dinner, gift, tickets or other items. These services can be very useful, but should be properly checked out before you use it. The following questions can help you evaluate the various services.</p> News Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:22:38 -0600 FoolProof's Top 5 Funky Saving Tips http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/gen_y/savetips/ <p>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":</p> Gen Y with Will Sun, 03 Dec 2017 06:13:28 -0600 Winter is Here. Is Your Home Ready? http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/report/winter01_18/ <p>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.</p> Drew's Report Wed, 29 Nov 2017 07:08:37 -0600 Shopping for Toys? Consider Safety and Privacy http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/news/toysho11_17/ <p>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.</p> News Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:43:39 -0600 Before You Start Your Holiday Shopping Read This http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/news/holsho11_17/ <p>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.</p> News Mon, 13 Nov 2017 06:55:41 -0600 Financial Planning for the Year Ahead http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/report/finplan12_17/ <p>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.</p> Drew's Report Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:29:20 -0500 It's Open Enrollment Time for Health Insurance http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/news/openenroll10_17/ <p>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.</p> News Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:13:02 -0500 What to Know about Disaster Scams http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccsefcu/gen_y/aboutdisca/ <p>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.</p> Gen Y with Will Mon, 30 Oct 2017 08:37:56 -0500