en-us Foolproof InformationEdge - Virginia Beach Schools Federal Credit Union http://ie.foolproofonline.info/vbsfcu/ A youth website to engage young people in consumer issues. Sun, 18 Nov 2018 06:30:28 -0600 Sun, 18 Nov 2018 06:30:28 -0600 Copyright 2002-2018 FoolProof Financial Education Inc. niels@foolproofhq.com http://ie.foolproofonline.info/vbsfcu/ Foolproof InformationEdge - Virginia Beach Schools Federal Credit Union /common/cu_files/5.jpg 60 60 Foolproof InformationEdge - Virginia Beach Schools Federal Credit Union It's Open Enrollment Time http://ie.foolproofonline.info/vbsfcu/news/openenroll11_18/ <p>No matter how you receive your health insurance, the fall is typically when you can make changes to your health insurance plan.</p> News Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:32:53 -0600 Are Payment Apps Safe? http://ie.foolproofonline.info/vbsfcu/gen_y/paymnt/ <p>Not a lot of people carry cash around these days. And the good old plastic card is also becoming old school.</p> Gen Y with Will Thu, 01 Nov 2018 14:51:27 -0500 Protect Identity with a Free Credit Report Freeze http://ie.foolproofonline.info/vbsfcu/news/fcredrep11_18/ <p>Consumers no longer have to pay to use an important tool to help protect their identity. As of September 21, 2018, freezing your credit report at the three major credit reporting agencies is now free. Previously, a consumer had to pay a fee to freeze and unfreeze their credit report. The fees for placing, lifting, and removing a credit freeze were determined by state law.</p> News Thu, 01 Nov 2018 14:31:46 -0500 The Holiday Shopping Season Has Begun! http://ie.foolproofonline.info/vbsfcu/report/holshop11_18/ <p>The holiday shopping season is here. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are no longer just one day. Many retailers, online and off, offer deals for several weeks leading up to Thanksgiving weekend and continue well into December.</p> Drew's Report Thu, 01 Nov 2018 14:26:19 -0500 Need a Crash Course in Online Safety? http://ie.foolproofonline.info/vbsfcu/gen_y/onlinesafety/ <p>Are you on your computer, smartphone or tablet all the time? If so, chances are you can really benefit from this crash course in upping your online "self-defense" skills.</p> Gen Y with Will Wed, 03 Oct 2018 23:08:11 -0500 Beware of Flood Damaged Vehicles When Purchasing U http://ie.foolproofonline.info/vbsfcu/news/flooded10_18/ <p>Hurricane Florence caused a lot of flooding. Flooding has also occurred in the Northeast and other areas this year due to torrential rains. Flooding damages large numbers of vehicles every year. Consumers need to be aware that flood damaged vehicles can appear on used car lots far away from where the flooding occurred.</p> News Wed, 03 Oct 2018 22:53:17 -0500 Improve Your Web Browsing with These Tips http://ie.foolproofonline.info/vbsfcu/report/web10_18/ <p>The Internet can be wonderful with lots of information and entertainment at your fingertips. But users can be annoyed or frustrated by items on web sites that they can't control. Some sites allow you to choose settings or preferences but you have to sign up. Signing up may be fine if you regularly visit a site but not if you don't.</p> Drew's Report Fri, 07 Sep 2018 08:27:28 -0500 Pros and Cons of Paying Over Time http://ie.foolproofonline.info/vbsfcu/report/paytime/ <p>How often do you choose to pay for something over time? You have chosen to pay over time when you've used a loan or credit card to pay for something. While choosing to pay over time can be convenient, it can also be costly if you don't consider interest, fees, and other charges.</p> Drew's Report Fri, 07 Sep 2018 08:10:31 -0500 The Benefits of Journaling http://ie.foolproofonline.info/vbsfcu/gen_y/journal/ <p>Research shows that people can benefit from journaling. Their lives are more structured, they're in better control, they're happier, and they may even be wealthier. Are you convinced? Start journaling today and see for yourself how it will impact your life.</p> Gen Y with Will Fri, 07 Sep 2018 07:29:53 -0500 Giving to Disaster Relief? Read These Tips First http://ie.foolproofonline.info/vbsfcu/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