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Welcome to FoolProof for Middle & High Schools

What we do:
FoolProof provides a free consumer life skills curriculum to middle and high school teachers.
Our curriculum teaches a new type of financial literacy.

Why our curriculum is different:
We teach healthy skepticism.
We immerse kids in the importance of both healthy skepticism and caution.
We teach concepts and habits that can travel with a young person thru life.

Is the FoolProof curriculum a real curriculum? Definitely.
Our curriculum meets or exceeds state and national financial literacy guidelines and standards, including integration of Common Core requirements.
We give you a rigorous, full semester curriculum.
And you can use one module or all of our modules.

Who developed the curriculum?
Consumer advocates, teachers and students. Not marketers.

Is it web-driven? Yes.
Our curriculum features highly interactive, self-grading lessons called "modules."
The modules are video-driven and feature peer-to-peer teaching.

Does FoolProof provide supplemental teacher resources?
Yes! We give you 16 individual assignments to help students hone their critical thinking skills.
And we also provide you 16 group activities for the classroom.

Does the FoolProof curriculum work with other financial literacy resources? Yes.
FoolProof can be used exclusively or as an important supplement to your current resources.

Does FoolProof work as homework? Definitely.
Some schools require all students to complete FoolProof's curriculum as homework.
Students can work on any device, anywhere with web access.
And they can stop and start at any time.

Designed to Lessen Your Workload

  • Students register themselves with a code provided by you.
  • You can monitor one student or an entire class simultaneously from any device with web access.
  • The software grades all tests.
  • You can customize the curriculum to keep students on track.

Try FoolProof

Learn more about our program below and start FoolProof today.

Advocacy, Not Infomercial

The FoolProof team believes that some financial literacy programs offered to young people are driven by the wrong agenda.

For instance, many programs developed by financial institutions either put forth the agenda of those institutions or neglect to cover important topics that might conflict with the institutions' goals.

A perfect example is the way virtually all financial literacy programs associated with financial institutions present credit cards. The programs normally don't say the most important thing about credit cards: you should always try to pay off your card balance in full every month. A credit card company can't say that message strongly and clearly. The card companies would go broke if all their customers actually paid off their balances.

That's why credit card companies—including those from banks and credit unions—push all consumers to charge more than we can afford to pay off every month. The companies want us to finance our purchases.

But what's good for the company in this instance isn't good for you or your students.

We tackle issues head-on:

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Here's how we explain the danger of credit cards to your students.

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And here's what we say about most advertising.

We developed FoolProof to provide straightforward, independent information that really equips young people to deal with the intricacies of the financial system and the consumer marketplace.

Why We Are Different

The power of FoolProof comes from our strong, independent nature: we are consumer advocates.

Our messages for high school students were developed to protect the students, not push any product or service.

For instance, FoolProof may be sponsored in schools by a credit union. But no credit union has any input or influence over FoolProof's messages.

Work through our modules and then tell us if you think we've succeeded in our mission: real consumer advocacy, not infomercial.