# Debt Lessons

## Debt and Credit Lessons

### How to Prepare for a Recession

Learn the basics of how to prepare yourself for a recession, economic loss, or potential job loss. Learn important steps and tips to help prepare and protect yourself for a decline in the economy, a layoff, job loss, unemployment, or other related event. CONCEPTS Use this video lesson on the topic to discuss the financial … Continue reading How to Prepare for a Recession

### 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

### 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

### Managing High Levels of Debt

Students learn about handling high levels of debt. Teaching Objectives: Identify ways to deal with high levels of personal debt. Compare the costs and benefits of filing bankruptcy. Recognize the impact of filing bankruptcy. Explain the importance of reestablishing positive credit history.  Demonstrate the steps to rebuilding positive credit history. Standard 13: The student will … Continue reading Managing High Levels of Debt