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National Standards in Financial Literacy

Name: Managing Credit

Standard: 5

  • Students will understand that: Credit allows people to purchase and enjoy goods and services today, while agreeing to pay for them in the future, usually with interest. There are many choices for borrowing money, and lenders charge higher interest and fees for riskier loans or riskier borrowers. Lenders evaluate creditworthiness of a borrower based on the type of credit, past credit history, and expected ability to repay the loan in the future. Credit reports compile information on a person’s credit history, and lenders use credit scores to assess a potential borrower’s creditworthiness. A low credit score can result in a lender denying credit to someone they perceive as having a low level of creditworthiness. Common types of credit include credit cards, auto loans, home mortgage loans, and student loans. The cost of post-secondary education can be financed through a combination of grants, scholarships, work-study, savings, and federal or private student loans.

State Standards

Common Core State Standards

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Name: CCRA.R.10

Standard: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading

Area: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading

  • Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

Name: RH.9-10.4

Standard: History/Social Studies -- Grade 9-10

Area: History/Social Studies -- Grade 9-10

  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.