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Ch. 6.3 Interest Charges: Charges for Charging. Objectives 1 . Observe which people are likely to use credit cards Determine how a consumer should use credit Explore the relationship between the size of the monthly payment and the interest charges. Who Gets Credit And How Do They Use It?.

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Ch 6 3 interest charges charges for charging

Ch. 6.3 Interest Charges: Charges for Charging

Objectives

1. Observe which people are likely to use credit cards

Determine how a consumer should use credit

Explore the relationship between the size of the monthly payment and the interest charges.


Who gets credit and how do they use it

Who Gets Credit And How Do They Use It?

Your level of income determines how much credit you can get. People with a higher-than-average education are more likely to be offered credit cards than are those with less education. Young families with children are more likely to use cards but are also more likely incur debt with their cards. Also, those who live in suburbs tend to use their cards more than those who live in central cities or rural areas.


Who gets credit and how do they use it1

Who Gets Credit And How Do They Use It?

Some people use their cards as a convenience. Instead of carrying cash with them they use their credit cards and promptly pay it within 20 to 25 day grace period, and pays little or no interest.

Others use the card and take advantage of the installments (paying monthly). They make the minimum payment and almost never end up paying off their credit cards.

Should you us your credit card?


Should you use your credit card

Should You Use Your Credit Card?

No if any of the following is true.

  • You use the card as an excuse to overspend.

  • You frequently buy things impulsively.

  • You are often late making the payments.

  • You have no steady income.

Yes if all of the following are true.

  • You have handled credit responsibly in the past.

  • You use the card as a budgeting convenience.

  • You recognize the dangers as well as the attraction of using credit cards.


Using credit cards to your advantage

Using Credit Cards To Your Advantage

  • Keep the cards that you will use more often. For most people in the middle bracket , a couple of gas cards and one bank card are enough. A business person may have a travel.

  • Before using the card ask yourself, Can I repay the charge promptly and easily?

  • Do not spend more than 20% of your income on credit.

  • At the beginning of each month , set a limit on the total amount of charges you will be able to repay easily.

  • Keep your receipts until you receive your statement to verify.


Sharpen your skills

Sharpen Your Skills

Example: The current balance on Michael’s mother’s VISA card is $785.oo, and her monthly finance charge is 1.5% of the amount owed. Her bank requires a minimum monthly payment of 10% of her unpaid balance rounded to the nearest dollar or $20, whichever is larger. How much interest will his mother pay the first 5 months?


Sharpen your skills1

Sharpen Your Skills

Interest = Balance x monthly finance charge

Amount owed = Balance + Interest

Payment = % x amount owed

* Subtract the payment from the amount owed to get the next balance…


Try your skills

Try Your Skills

Determine the interest charges over the next 4 months on a balance of $995.00. Assume that your card has an APR of 15% and you make monthly payments of 5% of the amount due, round to the nearest dollar. Make another table where you triple you monthly payment. Determine the interest.

Monthly finance charge = .15/12 =


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