Arm Yourself Against Fraud Directed at Seniors
Some of today's most popular financial frauds tend to target older adults. Why? Like the old bank robber said, because that's where the money is. Most older adults have accumulated more assets than younger adults.
Donating to the Nepal Relief Effort? Watch out for Scams.
The pictures from the devastating earthquake in Nepal and the Katmandu Valley have many people wanting to help. Charities and relief organizations are asking for donations. Unfortunately, fake charities and other scams take advantage of the disaster.
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What Is Renters Insurance and Should I Get It?
Life is filled with risks. You might fall off your skateboard and break an arm. Or, maybe you crash your car into a wall and it is no longer drivable. The idea of insurance (and/or insurance policies) is to lower, or take away, the risk of financial loss.
FoolProof in the Washington Post
The Color of Money
Michelle Singletary's Washington Post-based column, "The Color of Money," is one of the most popular personal finance columns in the world. Syndicated in about 100 papers, it presents Ms. Singletary's unvarnished opinions about the good and bad, when it comes to money advice.
Here's what she says about FoolProof in her April 26th Washington Post column.
From the Archives:
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.
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:
HCS is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization founded in 1972 to provide comprehensive housing counseling, training, advocacy, technical assistance and housing opportunities for low and moderate-income homebuyers, homeowners, and tenants; to help them achieve successful living in healthy, safe and affordable homes.
HCS's goal is to prevent homelessness and increase sustainable housing opportunities by providing the skills, self-esteem and empowerment necessary within families and communities. Further, HCS works to build the individual and group capacity for economic, physical, and social development of homes, neighborhoods and communities.
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