FINANCIAL-LITERACY The Money Trail Part 17 Your-Credit Rights & Responsibilities -- Students learn about the responsibilities of consumer credit including responsibilities to themselves and to their lenders, and the lender’s responsibilities to their customers. Students will also learn about protecting and safeguarding their credit cards against credit card fraud and also when they buy online. In addition to credit card protections, protections regarding loans have been the enactment of many consumer protection laws. The first law passed in 1968 was the Truth-in-Lending Act. Included is a two-page activity sheet where students analyze credit problems and determine which Federal law protects that problem, they examine a credit facts vs fiction chart, plus other review questions. An answer key is also provided for teacher convenience.
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Do you know that if you have a particular problem with a bank regarding any of the consumer protection laws, you can get the advice that you need from the Federal Reserve System? Did you know that Usury Laws are determined by you state? Do you know your rights under the consumer credit laws?
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is just what you are looking for! In each part of the series, students will develop a working knowledge of the financial decisions that they need to make now and in the future. The Financial Literacy Parts are reinforcement activities using current research stats that parallel the standards. They are not intended as stand-alone units rather they are interactive activities between the teacher and students.
The Money Trail Series supports the National Standards for Financial Literacy in the following: Earning Income, Buying Goods and Services, Saving Money, Using Credit, Investing, Protecting and Insuring.
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This activity fits nicely with the FINANCIAL LITERACY - "The Money Trail" series. It is a hands-on computerized (EXCEL spreadsheet) unit that reinforces what students learn when they finish or during the "The Money Trail" Parts. Access to computers is essential when teaching this unit. An option could be to use this activity as a final project. "
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