"Two out of every three Ohio credit unions offer free financial education in their communities. The FoolProof Initiative provides those credit unions with an added educational resource, and gives others an opportunity to start serving their members with a proven suite of financial literacy tools.
The Ohio Credit Union League invites you to look through the FoolProof Web site to get a better understanding of this powerful tool. Taking advantage of these resources will give you the ability to strengthen the financial well-being of your membership and your community - empowering your credit as a full-fledged financial cooperative.
2010 is a landmark year in Ohio as educators work to fulfill the financial education mandate set forth by Ohio Legislature. Through initiatives such as www.MoneyAndStuff.info and FoolProof, Ohio credit unions are cementing themselves as the go-to resource for youth and adult financial education."
FoolProof: 6 Separate Financial Literacy Tools
Has there ever been a more important moment in time for your credit union to be identified with real consumer advocacy?
FoolProof offers your credit union six separate financial literacy programs: separate programs for use by high schools and community groups, parents, college-age students, young adults, and adults.
FoolProof uses highly interactive online "modules" and dynamic websites to reach both members and non-members.
It’s all turnkey, and starts at your credit union home page.
A nice feature: Subscribe to at least one FoolProof financial literacy tool, and automatically receive FoolProof’s year-round consumer website for young people.
Subscribe to One or All Five Programs
Choose one of these programs:
And receive a free, year-round website for young people, CUHQ.
FoolProof Free: Special Offer For Credit Unions Under $10M In Assets!
A Gift: FoolProof is going to license its programs for free to all credit unions in the country under ten million dollars in assets.
FoolProof's New "Top 10" Story Hits Home. Literally.
What's one event virtually all young people really look forward to? Moving out!
What's one fear virtually all young people feel when they finally move away from home? Having to move back!
FoolProof's new "Top Ten Reasons You'll Have to Move Back In With Your Parents Before You Are Thirty" was just released as a story and a video, and immediately had a huge impact with the national media.
"Many young people live for the day when they move out on their own," said Will deHoo, 31, founder and CEO of FoolProof. "We don't think much about the future, and we enjoy our new freedom too much, burning money without thinking. We thought a fun video would be a good way to remind all young people how small money mistakes can have a big impact on your freedom, and where you live."
FoolProof also simultaneously released its new FoolProof "Solo" version of Burning Money—budgeting and savings skills for college-age young people. "The Burning Money series shows any young person how to keep his or her independence," deHoo said.
To date, YAHOO, CNBC, Financial columnist Liz Weston, CBS Money Watch, MSN Money, Bloomberg Radio, and Canada.com have done features on "Top Ten."
FoolProof's New "Burning Money" Series
Interactive Instruction about Budgeting, Saving & Spending Decisions.
The "Burning Money" series is based on this question: What good does it do to teach budgeting and saving skills when young people generally don't know how to spend money wisely, period?
Burning Money goes beyond the teaching of technical money skills...