Personal Finance

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CHAPTER 4
TEST A KEY

True or False
1. True 2. False—A debit card will work just fine when renting cars and checking into hotels. 3. False—The debt snowball begins with your smallest debt. 4. True 5. False—If you have to loan money to a friend, give it to them as a gift. Never co-sign a loan.

Matching
6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. i. b d j c k e l a f

Multiple Choice
16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. c d a a b d a d c c b d c d a

Short Answer:
31. The adult market is saturated, and credit card companies know that people are loyal to their first credit card.

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c. Smaller payments mean more time in debt. d. Your lower interest loans also get rolled into the deal so you end up with minimal savings.

21. Which is true about the practice of marketing credit cards to teenagers? a. Teens are the number one target of credit card companies in America today. b. Brand loyalty to your first card is incredible, so credit card companies work hard to win you over first. c. Colleges are losing more students to credit card debt problems than to academic failure. d. All of the above 22. Which is not true about making purchases with credit cards? a. You spend 12-18% less when using a credit card. b. You spend 12-18% more when using a credit card. c. You are less likely to experience neurological “pain” when purchasing with a credit card. d. None of the above 23. Why do people think that the home equity loan is a good idea? a. There is a good tax refund. b. It serves as a substitute for an emergency fund. c. It’s a way to consolidate debt. d. All of the above 24. Kevin has the following debts: Home Equity Loan, $24,000; Visa, $1,200; Student Loan, $5,000; Car, $12,000. How should he prioritize his debt snowball? a. Home Equity Loan, Visa, Student Loan, Car b. Visa, Car, Student Loan, Home Equity Loan c. Visa, Student Loan, Car, Home Equity Loan d. Cannot prioritize the debt snowball without knowing the interest rates on each debt

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