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What Everyone Should Do as a Result of the Yahoo Breach

Yahoo announced on September 22 that user account information associated with at least 500 million accounts was stolen in late 2014. The information stolen may include names, email address, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed...

Facebook User? Be Alert for These Scams

With millions of daily users, Facebook has become an effective way for scammers to find victims. There are many scams and variations. Most are after your personal information either through phishing or malware. Some disappear...

Documents You Need to Manage Life’s Events

September 2016 Life can be unpredictable and trying to manage both the expected and the unexpected can be difficult. Planning ahead, however, can help you and your family cope with the unexpected, while also managing the...

FoolProof's Top 238 Money Mistakes to Avoid in College

If we wanted to, we could probably come up with hundreds of ways college students throw away money. I know. I made a lot of mistakes when I was younger! Students are heading back to college...

Medical ID Theft: What Do You Need to Know?

Medical identity theft is a fast growing type of identity theft. It is the use of your name and/or your health insurance information, including your social security number and address, to steal medical services. The...

Should You Be Worried About Ransomware?

Recently, there has been an increase in businesses and individuals reporting that they have been affected by ransomware. Ransomware is malicious software (malware) that prevents access, usually by encryption, to some or all of the...

A Zero Percent Credit Card Trick!

Let's talk about credit cards. More specifically, let's talk about credit cards that offer you a 0% interest rate!

Is Your Subprime Card Hurting You?

Most people who have experienced bad credit can agree that the following information often indicates that there is light at the end of the tunnel. You're Pre-Approved. These words often mean that a lender is open...

Working to Pay Down Debt? Avoid Debt Relief Scams and Bad "Services"

August 2016 Millions of Americans owe thousands of dollars on credit cards, student loans, medical bills and other unsecured loans or bills. Many are struggling every month to make minimum payments on what they owe. Even...

Protecting Your Privacy with the Internet of Things

What do thermostats, activity trackers, light bulbs, light switches, refrigerators, coffee makers, baby monitors, televisions, door locks, security camera and many other devices have in common? They have a version that can connect to the...

Payroll (Debit) Cards: Getting Your Paycheck Deposited on a (Debit) Card

Have you ever heard of payroll cards? Payroll cards are a lot like debit cards—you can use them to pay for items in shops or online, or to withdraw money from your account.

Renting a Car on Vacation: Understanding What Insurance You Need

July 2016 Renting a vehicle is common among vacationers, especially those enjoying a "destination vacation." When renting a vehicle, it’s important to understand your insurance options so you can determine which option provides the best coverage...

What Should You Look For in a Privacy Policy?

When was the last time you looked at a website's privacy policy? Typically, most people don't look at privacy policies unless forced. Some sites, when they've updated their privacy policy, don't allow users to view...

The Selfie Saga: Selfie ID

With people taking selfies, people posting selfies, and selfie sticks, selfies are undoubtedly everywhere you look. Selfies are so present in our lives that in 2014 the word "selfie" was integrated in the Oxford (Online)...

Avoid 8 Summer Scams Targeting Your Wallet

June 2016 Warmer days bring thoughts of relaxing summer activities, vacation, and plans for completing home maintenance and repairs. Unfortunately, this is also a prime time for scammers as they target your summer activities to steal...

Heard About the LinkedIn Breach? Here's What You Need to Do

A data breach at LinkedIn has recently been in the news. What makes this news different is that the breach originally occurred in 2012. It's back in the news because the information stolen was recently...

Consumer Guides

Mortgage Guide

Mortgage Guide

A home is the biggest investment most people make. The StraightTalk 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 StraightTalk RV Guide helps you find the right RV at the right price.

 

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Home Buying Guide

Home Buying Guide

Home ownership is a huge financial step.  The StraightTalk 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 StraightTalk website.

 

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