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Activity 3.2 - Analyzing Credit Reports and Credit Scores

In this activity, students read about credit reports. They examine a copy of a hypothetical credit report and decide whether the individual involved is creditworthy. They also read about credit scoring and identify ways to improve credit scores.


Costs and benefits of credit, Credit report, Credit scores
National Content Standards in Economics:
  • Standard #1: Scarcity
  • Standard #2: Decision Making
  • Standard #11: Money and Inflation
  • Standard #12: Interest Rates

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