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Students will explain why it is important to establish a positive credit history and explain the value of credit reports to borrowers and to lenders. Students will apply legal guidelines to determine permissible uses of a credit report other than granting credit. Students will discuss ways that a negative credit report can affect a consumer's financial future.

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PwC’s 'Earn Your Future' Curriculum

Students will learn the difference between buying with cash and buying with credit. Students will describe the qualities that would be desirable in a person who borrows a favorite personal possession. Given a scenario, students will describe steps that a person could take to begin to regain a lender's trust after losing or damaging borrowed personal property.

Provider: 
PwC’s 'Earn Your Future' Curriculum

Participants will start out analyzing the lyrics of a song with a credit theme or put together puzzle pieces with a financial statistic on them from the Financial Statistics Puzzle Active Learning Tool. They will then conduct a worksheet on alternative lending hazards as well as evaluate a credit contract on The Big Bling worksheet.

Provider: 
Take Charge Today

In HSFPP Lesson 2-2, students calculate the costs of borrowing options. Along the way they give examples of how credit is used, identify typical costs and terms of credit, and calculate the cost of using credit. Students use what they learn to consider borrowing options for a specific situation. (45-90 minutes)

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NEFE's High School Financial Planning Program

In HSFPP Lesson 2-3, students learn about ways to establish a good credit rating. Along the way they outline the credit application process, describe what lenders consider when deciding whether to approve or deny a credit request, and explain how creditors investigate someone’s borrowing habits. Students use what they learn today to impress lenders with good borrowing habits. (45-90 minutes)

Provider: 
NEFE's High School Financial Planning Program