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1 The Most Important Grade Youll Ever Earn

2 Rules of the Game 1. Choose one person to hold up the correct True or False card when the emcee says Cards UP!

3 Rules of the Game 2. Your team will lose points if your cardholders response is slow.

4 1. Your credit score helps determine whether or not you get credit, the amount you can borrow, and what interest rate you have to pay for the use of the money. TrueorFalse?

5 2. Using a credit card, Caitlyn buys an $800 stereo. She pays $10 a month, the minimum payment the bank requires. She will have the stereo paid off in 6 years, 8 months. TrueorFalse?

6 3. Credit should not be used to purchase furniture and appliances. TrueorFalse?

7 4. The following criteria are used in determining ones credit score: payment history, new credit issued, length of credit history, income, and types of credit. TrueorFalse?

8 5. Using a credit card on impulse doesnt affect your budget. TrueorFalse?

9 6. Financial planners recommend that total debt not exceed 20%, excluding mortgage, of your yearly after-tax income, and monthly payments not exceed 10 – 15% of your monthly net income. TrueorFalse?

10 7.If a person has 8 credit cards and three are at their limits, he should close all of his other credit cards immediately. True or False?

11 8. A year ago Caitlyn missed a payment on her stereo, but she caught up and paid the bill off. Her missed payment does not affect her credit score. TrueorFalse?

12 9. The indicator of how much credit will cost you for any loan or credit card purchase is the annual percentage rate. TrueorFalse?

13 10. Managing your credit wisely will increase the choices you have in the future related to the type of housing, transportation, recreation, and education available to you. TrueorFalse?

14 11. By declaring bankruptcy, your debts are forgiven and you begin again with no negative consequences to you. TrueorFalse?

15 12. Many employers in government, financial services, and criminal justice use credit scores to determine whom they will hire. TrueorFalse?

16 Now, the moment of truth… Correct answers earn your team 5 points. Deduct 5 points for incorrect answers.

17 1. Your credit score helps determine whether or not you get credit, the amount you can borrow, and what interest rate you have to pay for the use of the money. True!

18 2. Using a credit card, Caitlyn buys an $800 stereo. She pays $10 a month, the minimum payment the bank requires. She will have the stereo paid off in 6 years, 8 months. False!

19 3. Credit should not be used to purchase furniture and appliances. False!

20 What is good debt? Purchasing an item that is expensive and can continue to be used while paying off the bill ( durables: like cars, furniture, and appliances, or investing in education, which increases ones knowledge and skills base, and cannot be taken away from you).

21 4. The following criteria are used in determining ones credit score: payment history, new credit issued, length of credit history, income, and types of credit. False!

22 5. Using a credit card on impulse doesnt affect your budget. False!

23 What is bad debt? Quick Guide for Credit Use

24 If you: eat it, wear it, drink it, or drive it, DONT use a credit card to buy it.

25 6. Financial planners recommend that total debt not exceed 20%, excluding mortgage, of your yearly after-tax income, and monthly payments not exceed 10 – 15% of your monthly net income. True!

26 20-10 Guideline TRY NOT TO BORROW MORE THAN 20% OF YOUR YEARLY NET INCOME (Housing debt is NOT part of this 20%) If your net income (money after taxes) is $3000 a month, then your net income for the year is $36,000 Your safe debt load is $7200 (not including housing) So, for the year in which your net income is $36,000 you should not have more than $7200 of outstanding debt. Monthly payments should NOT exceed 10-15% of your monthly net income If your net income (money after taxes) is $3000 a month, then monthly debt payments should NOT exceed $300 per month Housing affordability Rent should be equal or less than 25-28% of monthly take home. The maximum price one can comfortably afford to pay for a house is 2.5 times your gross yearly income. $54,000 X 2.5 = $135,000 Monthly mortgage payments, including taxes and insurance, should not be more than 30-33% of monthly net.

27 7. If a person has 8 credit cards and three are at their limits, he should close all of his other credit cards immediately. 7. If a person has 8 credit cards and three are at their limits, he should close all of his other credit cards immediately. False!

28 8. A year ago Caitlyn missed a payment on her stereo, but she caught up and paid the bill off. Her missed payment does not affect her credit score. False!

29 9. The indicator of how much credit will cost you for any loan or credit card purchase is the annual percentage rate. True!

30 10. Managing your credit wisely will increase the choices you have in the future related to the type of housing, transportation, recreation, and education available to you. True!

31 11. By declaring bankruptcy, your debts are forgiven and you begin again with no negative consequences to you. False!

32 Bankruptcy Consequences: P urchasing a $20,000 vehicle Without Bankruptcy Bankruptcy 60 months at 7% 60 months at 30% Monthly payment: $ Monthly payment: $ Total Interest: $3, Total interest:$18, 824 Total Cost: $23, Total Cost: $38, Difference: $15,626.64

33 12. Many employers in government, financial services, and criminal justice use credit scores to determine whom they will hire. True!

34 Now, total your teams score.

35 Internet Sites for Money Management (Use for construction of your own financial road map) this site contains all the information necessary to research careers including the nature of the work, working conditions, training, advancement and promotion, number of openings and growth, earnings, related occupations and additional information sources this site contains all the information necessary to research careers including the nature of the work, working conditions, training, advancement and promotion, number of openings and growth, earnings, related occupations and additional information sources provides information about credit scoring, click on credit education on the top bar provides information about credit scoring, click on credit education on the top barwww.myfico.com This site allows you to access the 3 free credit reports required by law from Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax. Do NOT go to because it is NOT FREE. This site allows you to access the 3 free credit reports required by law from Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax. Do NOT go to because it is NOT FREE.www.annualcreditreport.com information site that collects the interest rates for all types of financial services and products from savings accounts to insurance, also includes calculators information site that collects the interest rates for all types of financial services and products from savings accounts to insurance, also includes calculatorswww.bankrate.com Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Maryland and Delaware is a nonprofit entity that helps consumers with budgeting and debt management. Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Maryland and Delaware is a nonprofit entity that helps consumers with budgeting and debt management.http://www.cccs-inc.org has calculators for all types of personal finance use has calculators for all types of personal finance usewww.practicalmoneyskills.com loaded with information about personal finance topics loaded with information about personal finance topicshttp://studentmoneyskills.bankofamerica.com/start/default.asp questions to ask when hiring a certified financial planner, what can they do, what cant they do questions to ask when hiring a certified financial planner, what can they do, what cant they dohttp://www.cfp.net/learn/knowledgebase.asp?id=6 a card affordability calculator that starts with what you can afford to pay and gives you the maximum amount you should spend on a car a card affordability calculator that starts with what you can afford to pay and gives you the maximum amount you should spend on a carhttp://www.tcalc.com/tvwww.dll?CalcLoan?Tmplt=CarAfford.htm&Cstm=cccssf&PmntAmt=300.00http://www.tcalc.com/tvwww.dll?CalcLoan?Tmplt=CarAfford.htm&Cstm=cccssf&PmntAmt= Kellys Blue Book for all things automotive Kellys Blue Book for all things automotivewww.kbb.com also good for automotive information also good for automotive informationwww.edmunds.com

36 Typical Budget Categories (A budget is a plan for spending, saving, and giving that tracks your income.) After tax income (net pay): Fixed expenses: Housing (rent or mortgage) 30% Savings (pay yourself first)* 5% Car payments/Auto Insurance 12% Taxes (property) 10% Loans/credit (No more total debt than 20% of yearly net; and monthly bills no more than 10% of monthly net) Regular but variable Other housing costs 8% (utilities, furnishings, maintenance, insurance) Food (includes dining out) 7% (prices change so this adjusts, has been as high as 12-15%) Clothing 10% Gasoline, repair, and maintenance (**prices change 8% so this has to be adjusted)** Discretionary (variable) 10% entertainment, recreation, personal care, movies, magazines, hobbies, vacations, gifts, electronics, pets etc. Total: 100% If food, gasoline, heating oil, medical prices rise, what categories will you adjust? How much will you adjust them? What trade-offs do you have to make to meet your goals?

37 Questions? Resources/Survey Thank You!


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