The Truth About Credit

This module teaches youth about how to use credit wisely and avoid potential pitfalls.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT CREDIT is designed to teach youth how to use credit wisely and avoid pitfalls. Objectives include understanding the differences between credit and debit cards, fees and costs, recognizing how the brain plays tricks and influences spending, and details of credit reports and scores. Activities include a note-taker guide, writing prompts, credit building self-assessments, and a credit product research project.

Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE)
Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE)
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Resource Type
Lesson plan (single topic), Workbook/Exercises/Class Activit
Grade Level
9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, College & young adult
Target Users
Parent, home school, Teacher, classroom or after school
Jump$tart Standards
CD1 - Analyze the costs and benefits of various types of credit, CD2 - Summarize a borrower's rights and responsibilities related to credit reports, CD3 - Apply strategies to avoid or correct debt management problems, CD4 - Summarize major consumer credit laws, FDM3 - Summarize major consumer protection laws, FDM4 - Make criterion-based financial decisions by systematically considering alternatives and consequences, SS3 - Describe how to use different payment methods, SS4 - Apply consumer skills to spending and saving decisions

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