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Saving for Retirement? Comparing Traditional and Roth IRAs

Individual retirement accounts, known as IRAs, are popular tax-advantaged vehicles for saving for retirement. Although there are actually 11 different types of IRAs, the most...

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Donating to Earthquake or Flood Victims? Beware of Scams

In the past few weeks, earthquakes have hit Japan and Ecuador and heavy rains have caused flooding in  Texas. After disasters like these, many people...

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Be Aware of These Scams Targeting Women

I encountered my first online scam as an undergrad. I was looking for a roommate and received an inquiry via a popular online forum...

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Coming Soon to an ATM Near You? No Card Required

ATM skimming continues to be problem for financial institutions. Skimming is the stealing of account data from ATM, debit, and credit cards usually by inserting...

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Buying a Car When You Have Bad Credit

You need a new vehicle, but your credit is spotty or bad. Can you afford to buy a reliable car or truck? Can you get...

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Renting a Car Soon? Read This First

Has this ever happened to you? You reserved a car at a great rate but discovered that the rate didn't include the mandatory charges and...

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It's Time to Check Your Social Security Statement Online

Checking your Social Security Statement annually is something all working adults should do, according to the Social Security Administration. An annual check allows you to...

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Native Advertising: A Radical Shift in Advertising That Targets You

"Native Advertising"—disguising a one-sided sales pitch to look like valuable information—has been around for decades. Though advertisers may deny it, the hidden purpose of native advertising...

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It's Tax Season – Watch Out For Scams!

Tax-related scams are around all year, but they seem to occur more frequently during the months leading up to April 15th. This year is no...

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Have You Checked Your Privacy Settings Recently?

Are you concerned about protecting your privacy online? If so, when was the last time you checked the privacy settings for each app, website, and...

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Are You Ready for "Native Advertising"?

When conducting web searches, do you know how to tell the difference between search results that give you really helpful information and advertisements that may...

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Why Do Scams Continue to Work?

Scams have been around for generations. Stealing other people's money has always been their goal. To do that, scams are continually evolving and scammers constantly...

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Filing Taxes Online for Free-What You Need to Know

A new year brings all sorts of ads saying the advertised service will enable you to file your income taxes online for free. Before you...

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FoolProof Top 10 Scams: Beware of the Red-Lipped Batfish Trick!

You're pretty "foolproof," right? You don't fall for those obvious scams that make you look and feel like a fool, do you? When you look at...

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New Steps Announced to Combat Tax-Related Identity Theft & Fraud

Even though tax fraud has been around for years, it's becoming a bigger problem. Identity thieves are becoming more sophisticated and can use stolen personal...

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Make the Most of Your Financial Resolutions for 2016

What are your financial resolutions for 2016? Most people want to save more, spend less, and pay down debt, according to a recent survey from...

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Consumer Guides

Mortgage Guide

Mortgage Guide

A home is the biggest investment most people make. The FoolProof Mortgage Guide will help you understand the process of financing your  home. Whether or not you consider a mortgage with us, read this guide!

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RV Guide

RV Guide

A home on wheels! Who needs hotels? Who needs restaurants?  The FoolProof RV Guide helps you find the right RV at the right price.

 

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Car Buying Guide

Car Buying Guide

Did you know a dealer or online auto service can sell or lease you a new  set of wheels for exactly what the dealer paid the manufacturer and  still make $500 to $1,500 on just the car itself?  Read on to find out more.

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Home Buying Guide

Home Buying Guide

Home ownership is a huge financial step.  The FoolProof Home Buying Guide can help you plan for the total process whether you are a first time home buyer or a veteran.

 

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Boat Guide

Boat Guide

If you’ve ever gunned the engine of any watercraft, whether it’s a ten-foot dingy or a thirty-foot cruiser, you know how exhilarating boating can be.  This guide will show you how to purchase one!

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Privacy Rights

Privacy Rights

Every worry about identity theft?  Worry about the dangers of the web? Mind if I read your private emails or browse  through your medical records? This section takes you into the scary  world of privacy and identity theft.

 

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Fifty Plus Guide

Fifty Plus Guide

This guide is filled with resources for adults as they pass fifty and look forward to enjoying their "empty nest" and retirement years.

 

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Remar's Report

Remar's Report

Remar Sutton has been a leading consumer advocate in America for over twenty-five years, and is your independent consumer spokesperson.

 

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Gen Y with Will

Gen Y with Will

Will deHoo has been a leading consumer advocate for young people in America since 2003 and is the person responsible for the excellent “FoolProof” financial education program.

 

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Drew's News

Drew's News

Twice a month, Drew Guthrie will bring breaking news directly to you on this website.

 

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