Cartoons: Why Do Credit Scores Matter?
- Do you think credit scores should play a role in choosing a partner? Why or why not?
- What do you think a credit score tells you about someone's relationship to money?
- Can employers request to see your credit score before they hire you?
- Why do you think that employers would care about their employees' credit scores?
- In your own words, what do you think is meant by cash flow? Why is it important when it comes to credit scores?
- Do you think that an individual can have a credit score that ranges from 620-720? Why or why not?
Looking for an engaging activity to teach your students about the importance of credit scores? Check out this two-fer from NGPF!
About the Author
Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.
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