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Are You Alert for New Financial Scams Targeting Older Americans

Knowing These Basics Can Help Protect Your Family

Do you know who are now the favorite target of financial scams? Older adults in the U.S. In 2012, people 60 and older made up 26% of all fraud complaints tracked by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the highest of any age group.

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Buying a Used Vehicle the FoolProof Way

A used car, wisely bought, is a much better buy than a new car for many of us. You can buy more car, lose less in depreciation up front, and enjoy lower payments—three good reasons to smile. But if you're not careful, buying a used car can be a disaster! You might pay too much for an unsafe car that's a lemon and vastly overpriced.

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What Do You Need to Know About the "Heartbleed" Bug?

By now you've probably heard of the "Heartbleed" security bug that may affect many of the web servers on the Internet. What is the impact of this bug? That's what makes it scary to some people. While the bug has existed for quite some time, affected servers can't tell if hackers exploited it. If hackers did, they might have gotten usernames, passwords, or other personal information.

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Gen Y with Will

How to Build Strong Passwords

What's the definition of a good password? It's a secret code that's hard for hackers to break and easy for you to remember.

I'm Niels, FoolProof's VP of Techie Stuff. We've told you in other reports about creating passwords, but as the geek in FoolProof, I wanted to give you a smart way to build a really good password.

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Who's Fighting For You?

Learn right here about consumer groups that tackle consumer issues for you. Each month, we'll feature a different group.

This month's featured consumer group:

  • Center for Economic and Policy Research

    The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives. In order for citizens to effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, they should be informed about the problems and choices that they face.


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