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Financial Literacy and Consumer Life Skills Taught by Young People

Kids Safety and Manipulation Online

Marketers have a gazillion tricks to get people exposed to ads and make sales, and manipulative design is all over it.

Use our videos and resources to get ahead of the game.

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FoolProof and Troutwood create a path for every student to graduate with a working financial plan.

FoolProof is excited to have Troutwood as a strategic resource partner. Troutwood provides teachers and students the technology to learn and create a financial plan for life.

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Your kids are being influenced by marketers at younger and younger ages. FoolProof helps your children develop critical thinking skills.

Money Horror Stories

Ripped Off or Scammed?


Have you ever been ripped off or scammed...? Fell for a sales pitch that hurt you? Racked up enormous debt (without knowing it)?

Your experience can help others (and help yourself too)!

In this section, we feature real life stories from people who've been hurt financially, in any consumer transaction, and that have been willing to share their stories, so others (you, perhaps!) won't step in the same trap.

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Impulse Buying

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How many impulse buys are you making?

You'll probably make 40,000 impulse buying decisions in your lifetime.

This section shows you how to recognize the "traps" that lead you to those decisions.

The three impulse buying traps:

  1. Confusing "wants" and "needs."
  2. Falling for Advertising.
  3. Believing in Quick Fixes.

You'll save hundreds of thousands of dollars over your lifetime if you learn how to avoid the these traps.

Hall of Shame

Don't Be Fooled

FoolProof's Hall of Shame gives you info on companies that claimed to love people, but ended up messing with people in some dodgy way instead.


Why Are We Telling You This?

We want to inject you with a big dose of healthy skepticism!

The most honest seller is not going to tell you what's wrong with their product or service. Their job is to sell you, whether it's good for you, or not.

Your job: To stop-and-question anyone who wants to impact your money or your well-being.

FoolProof & Walter Cronkite

"The FoolProof Foundation believes there is a fundamental flaw in the teaching of financial literacy."

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