# Borrowing Money Lessons

## Credit Lessons

### What Interest Rate Increases Mean for You

What to expect as the Federal Reserve (the central bank of the United States) increases interest rates. How it impacts your budget, and your money. Understand why the Federal Reserve is increasing rates, so we all will see our borrowing costs potentially rise. Here are some ways that rate hikes could affect you, your money, … Continue reading What Interest Rate Increases Mean for You

### Word Problems with Down Payments

Students will begin to understand the topic of down payments. Teaching Objectives: Students will learn to define a down payment. Students will learn to calculate new price following a down payment. Students will learn to calculate payment plans based on new prices and down payments. Suggested Grade Level 6th – 8th Grade Lesson Excerpt: Many … Continue reading Word Problems with Down Payments

### Calculating Down Payments as a Percentage

Students will learn to calculate down payments using a percentage. Teaching Objectives: Students will define down payment. Students will review percentages. Students will review convert percentages to decimals. Students will review calculating percentages. Students will use these skills to figure out down payments. Suggested Grade Level 6th – 8th Grade Lesson Excerpt: Sometimes, a down … Continue reading Calculating Down Payments as a Percentage

### To Rent-to-Own or Not to Rent-to-Own?

Students review the elements of a contract. They discuss the characteristics of rent-to-own contracts and compare the cost of those contracts with the outright purchase of goods. Objectives Students will define contract and annual percentage rate (APR), explain the elements of a contract, evaluate the terms and costs of a rent-to-own contract, and compare rent-to-own … Continue reading To Rent-to-Own or Not to Rent-to-Own?

### So How Much Are You Really Paying for that Loan?

Students learn what a payday loan is and the high cost involved in using such a loan. Working in groups, students calculate an annual percentage rate (APR) on a short-term loan.

### Calculating Down Payments as a Fraction

Students will learn to calculate down payments using fractions. Teaching Objectives: Students will learn about down payments. Students will learn to calculate down payments using fractions. Students will review multiplying fractions and whole numbers. Suggested Grade Level 6th – 9th Grade Lesson Excerpt: Many times, we will see word problems that use terms that we … Continue reading Calculating Down Payments as a Fraction

### Consumer Credit Legislation

Students learn about consumer credit legislation. Teaching Objectives: Explain key legislation related to consumer credit. Apply consumer credit legislation to specific credit problems. Standard 7: The student will identify the procedures and analyze the responsibilities of borrowing money. Suggested Grade Level 6th – 12th Grade Lesson Excerpt: Several state and federal laws have been enacted … Continue reading Consumer Credit Legislation

Students learn about credit scores. Teaching Objectives: Describe the purpose of a credit report. Define the role of credit scores. Explain the importance of a good credit score. Standard 7: The student will identify the procedures and analyze the responsibilities of borrowing money. Suggested Grade Level 6th – 12th Grade Lesson Excerpt: When people apply … Continue reading Your Credit Score

### Sources of Credit: It Is In Your Interest?

Students learn about sources of credit and calculating interest rates. Teaching Objectives: Identify potential sources of credit. Compare credit sources. Evaluate credit practices. Calculate credit costs. Demonstrate the ability to make good credit choices. Standard 7: The student will identify the procedures and analyze the responsibilities of borrowing money. Suggested Grade Level 6th – 12th … Continue reading Sources of Credit: It Is In Your Interest?

### Borrowing Money: Remember the Interest

Students learn about the reasons and responsibilities of borrowing money. Teaching Objectives: Explain why people borrow money. Identify the rights and responsibilities of borrowing money. Demonstrate appropriate situations to borrow money. Evaluate the impact of borrowing money. Standard 7: The student will identify the procedures and analyze the responsibilities of borrowing money. Suggested Grade Level … Continue reading Borrowing Money: Remember the Interest