• Lightbulb For this standard, it is important to point out that not all students may have experiences with debit or credit cards, and may have families who deal with cash only. Also, a lot of students may have misconceptions that all plastic cards are credit cards.

    This standard will help students understand the fundamental differences between debit and credit cards. It is important to note students need to understand that debit cards are linked to an account that you have put money into, and money is withdrawn each time you use it. On the other hand, credit cards are borrowed money, and you must pay it back. There is a limited amount of time you have to pay it back, and you must pay it back with interest (pay back more than you originally borrowed).


  • John wants to buy himself a new pair of shoes that just came out, and is trying to decide if he should use his debit card or credit card. Which one should John use and why?

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