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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.

Concepts:

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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