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Use Caution. Question Advertising. Rely on Research.
From the FoolProof Foundation

Organization Information:
FoolProof’s free web driven programs teach young people the importance of using caution, questioning sellers, and relying on independent research before spending money.  Our messages are realistic and frank.

What we teach about credit cards: Credit cards are a wildly expensive way to borrow money and can build lifetime debt. Don’t use a credit card to finance debt. Never charge more than you can pay off each month.  

Our message about advertising: Blindly accepting marketing and advertising hype will destroy your wallet and your future, if you’re not careful…. Only idiots blindly accept what ads say.  Don’t be one of those idiots.

What we say about the importance of credit: Like it or not, credit will rule your life, and may impact your ability to get a job or a promotion. And you can ruin your credit in a heartbeat.

Unique endorsements from the consumer advocacy community:
Because our messages are tough and have no hidden agendas our curriculum is the only curriculum in the United States that is endorsed by both the National Association of Consumer Advocates and the Consumer Federation of America.   

Program services:
We provide four separate curriculums:

All curriculums feature only young people as teachers, and rely on over 100 interactive videos.

FoolProof for High Schools provides over 22 hours of web-driven, turnkey financial literacy instruction.  www.foolproofteacher.com.

  • Students make at least 15 million page views of this curriculum each school year.
  • Teachers can use one topic or the entire curriculum.
  • Students register themselves and all tests are self-grading.
  • Topics can be assigned as homework, and students can stop and start as needed.

FoolProof Solo provides colleges and technical schools a revised version of our curriculum. www.foolproofsolo.com.

  •        Solo features special videos and topics targeted at college age consumers.
  •        Solo can be used for college orientation. A project leader can monitor remote users from any computer.
  •        Solo can used for independent financial education or offered by parents to college-age kids.

FoolProof for homeschooling presents our high school curriculum in a format that allows parents to sign up their own children and monitor their work. FoolProof for Parents.

FoolProof Workplace is our beta program targeted at entry-level workers with very limited financial skills. FoolProof Workplace Beta.

Review our programs at www.foolproofme.com.
Learn more about FoolProof at www.aboutfoolproof.com and www.foolprooffoundation.org.

Drew Guthrie, COO

10340 Nelson St.
Westminster, CO 80021
(303) 918-1634
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