Managing Credit Activities

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Managing Credit Activities

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In this activity students use an online, interactive map tool to answer questions about credit usage around the United States, nationally and at the state and county levels.

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In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Analyze 3 interactive graphs provided by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to answer questions about household debt in the US, historically and currently
  • Answer the question, “Are debt and delinquency a problem in America?” based on their findings
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In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Use an online FICO credit score estimator to compare the credit scores of three hypothetical college students and offer them advice on improving their credit.
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  • Understand the impact and importance of credit score when it comes to borrowing for major purchases
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In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Decide how to pay for an unanticipated expense, using various options available to them
  • Create a bulleted list of pros and cons
  • Note any additional questions they should ask before making that decision
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In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Use the internet to research answers to specific questions regarding the Fair Credit Reporting Act, thereby expanding their knowledge of FCRA.
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In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Use the internet to find tips for how they can improve their credit score.
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