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The pros and cons of prepaid cards are explored to prepare kids to handle plastic in the world of credit cards.
Episode 3 of the Continuing Feducation Video Series, The Amazing $2,000 Pizza, emphasizes the importance of using credit cards responsibly.
The Making Personal Finance Decisions curriculum teaches valuable personal finance lessons grounded in economic theory. The curriculum is divided into 10 themed units, with each unit containing two lessons. The twenty individual lessons employ a variety of teaching strategies designed to engage students in the learning process and equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed personal finance decisions.
The familiar magnetic stripe credit cards used for decades in the United States are being phased out. Read about the new smart-chip credit cards, designed to reduce fraud and improve security, in this issue of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance.
It’s Your Paycheck (Es tu cheque de sueldo) está diseñado para presentar contenido de finanzas personales. Los participantes en el curso aprenden acerca de una variedad de temas de finanzas personales, lo que incluye la relación que existe entre educación e ingresos (income), cómo elaborar un presupuesto (budget), los beneficios del ahorro (saving) y los informes de crédito (credit reports). Estos módulos de aprendizaje ayudarán a que los participantes comprendan los formularios W-2 y W-4, los adelantos de sueldo en efectivo (payday loans) y las tasas porcentuales anuales o APR (annual percentage rates) mediante un formato interactivo en Internet. Cómo ganar y administrar tus ingresos (income) consiste en nueve programas individuales que se pueden utilizar juntos o por separado para mejorar los conocimientos sobre finanzas personales.
Credit can be a powerful tool in your financial toolbox if you understand how to use it wisely. In this course, you’ll learn about different types of credit and the costs associated with using credit. You’ll learn the importance of building strong credit by borrowing wisely and paying promptly, arranging credit for making major purchases like a car or home, avoiding common credit mistakes, and monitoring your own credit. You’ll also learn about credit reports, your credit score, and steps you can—and should—take to build your own credit cred!
Cards, Cars and Currency is a set of personal finance programs that encourages participants to learn about three areas of personal finance: credit cards, debit cards and purchasing a car. Cards, Cars and Currency includes five individual programs that can be used together or individually to enhance personal finance learning.
Get a quick rundown on some of the most common financial forms and documents that you’re likely to encounter. Choose the form listed below and use your mouse to explore the form in greater depth, with explanations and further information on each section.
Ever feel as if you are paying the price for someone else's "deal"? Perhaps you are choking on the pollution from a foundry where cheap widgets are made. That spillover effect is called an externality. There are positive ones, too.