In this webquest, students will investigate credit cards. College students are offered many opportunities to sign up for credit cards. They will develop an understanding of terms, how to compare offerings, and how payments work.

Introduction

As you embark on a college education, money matters become more important. One of the decisions you will make involves credit cards. Whether you're out on your own for the first time, or going back to school trying to juggle family and work, credit cards can seem like a very tempting fix for current money problems.

You will receive various offers from different banks for credit cards.  Should you get a credit card? And if so, which one? Should you get more than one credit card? Buying now and paying later is pretty tempting!  Before filling out that application, it's important to understand what you're getting yourself into.

Maybe you have been using credit cards for years.  Do you really know how they work?  It is important to know where your money is going.

What will you decide to do? What advice will you give your friends?  With a lot of the country depending on credit, you need to be informed before you make decisions. 

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