en-us Foolproof InformationEdge - Community Credit Union http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccuflorida/ A youth website to engage young people in consumer issues. Mon, 28 May 2018 04:41:50 -0500 Mon, 28 May 2018 04:41:50 -0500 Copyright 2002-2018 FoolProof Financial Education Inc. niels@foolproofhq.com http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccuflorida/ Foolproof InformationEdge - Community Credit Union /common/cu_files/97.jpg 60 60 Foolproof InformationEdge - Community Credit Union A Sale!!! From Now Until... Forever! http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccuflorida/gen_y/salefr/ <p>Have you ever seen a store that does not have a sale going on? Best discounts now! This weekend only: enjoy the lowest prices, guaranteed!</p> <p>Why is that? Why do all shops have sales, all the time?</p> Gen Y with Will Sat, 05 May 2018 12:54:49 -0500 It's More Than Facebook! Protect Your Data http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccuflorida/news/genpri05_18/ <p>Your data is a hot commodity. It's not just Facebook that is collecting your data. Many other sites, companies, and advertisers do, too. Whether it's information that you provide directly or that's collected by tracking you, there are steps that you can take to reduce its collection.</p> News Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:22:59 -0500 Where Should You Save Your Money? http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccuflorida/report/save04_18/ <p>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.</p> Drew's Report Tue, 10 Apr 2018 23:58:46 -0500 It's Time to Review Your Facebook Privacy Settings http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccuflorida/news/fbpri04_18/ <p>How often do you check your Facebook privacy and security settings? With the recent revelation that data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica acquired profile information and "likes" on about 50 million Facebook users, it's time to review your settings.</p> News Wed, 04 Apr 2018 05:49:42 -0500 10 Principles for Your Online Privacy http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccuflorida/gen_y/10principles/ <p>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!</p> <p>Right now, you need to take control of your online privacy and take appropriate measures to guard your data and money.</p> Gen Y with Will Wed, 04 Apr 2018 05:40:18 -0500 The Danger of High Interest Loans! http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccuflorida/gen_y/higintloan/ <p><em>If you need money quick, what should you do?</em></p> <p>Most of us have been there: we have bills to pay but we're short on cash. And we experience money pressure.</p> Gen Y with Will Sat, 10 Mar 2018 11:47:40 -0600 It's Tax Time Again. These Tips Can Help. http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccuflorida/news/tax02_18/ <p>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.</p> News Sat, 10 Mar 2018 10:24:00 -0600 New Medicare Cards Are Coming Soon http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccuflorida/news/nmedcrd03_18/ <p>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.</p> News Thu, 08 Mar 2018 12:41:47 -0600 Beware of Quick Cash for Your Home Offers http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccuflorida/report/cshhome03_18/ <p><em>"We Buy Ugly Houses"</em><br> <em>"We Pay Cash for Houses"</em><br> <em>"We'll Buy Your House for Cash"</em><br> <em>"Sell Your Home Fast for Cash"</em></p> <p>We've all seen ads like these. They are on TV, on billboards, online, come in the mail, and even on telephone poles and fences. They seem to offer a simple way to sell your home no matter its current condition. Some ads state that you won't have to pay closing costs because they will, that you won't have to pay a commission to a real estate agent, or that you can close very quickly because they are paying cash. Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it?</p> Drew's Report Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:48:16 -0600 Tips for Reducing Your Identity Theft Risk http://ie.foolproofonline.info/ccuflorida/report/idth04_18/ <p>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.</p> Drew's Report Wed, 31 Jan 2018 06:20:32 -0600