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Making wise consumer decisions is an important skill when managing personal and family finances. Today’s marketplace can be overwhelming with numerous options of products to purchase and a large variety of features and quality differences within those products. Comparison shopping includes careful consideration and evaluation of the product’s features, price and quality.

Provider: 
Take Charge Today

Rebecca Bloomwood identifies how financial stress can impact one’s life while attempting to be a journalist at a magazine writing about positive financial practices she has yet to implement personally. While working at a financial magazine, Rebecca works to overcome her own struggle by having to decide between needs and wants in the context of her shopping obsession. Her decisions land her with a pile of credit card debt. 

Provider: 
Take Charge Today

Students will analyze the information contained in a credit report, indicate the time that certain negative data can be retained, and describe how to dispute inaccurate entries. Students will examine possible consequences of excessive debt and list actions that a consumer could take to reduce or better manage excessive debt.

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PwC’s 'Earn Your Future' Curriculum

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.

Provider: 
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