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Schilling, Tim – 2000
Interest rates can significantly influence people's behavior. When rates decline, homeowners rush to buy new homes and refinance old mortgages; automobile buyers scramble to buy new cars; the stock market soars, and people tend to feel more optimistic about the future. But even though individuals respond to changes in rates, they may not fully…
Descriptors: Banking, Consumer Education, Credit (Finance), Economic Factors
Schilling, Tim – 1999
In 1981, the United States reached a dubious economic milestone--the federal debt surpassed one trillion dollars for the first time. It took more than 200 years to build up that much debt. The federal debt doubled to two trillion by 1986, hit the three trillion level in 1990, and stands at an estimated five-and-a-half trillion for 1998. Just as…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Economic Factors, Economics Education, Government Role
Schilling, Tim – 1998
Many generalizations sound simple enough--for example, "strong is good, weak is bad"--but they can be confusing when talking about money. This booklet explores how the U.S. dollar and foreign currencies affect each other and how their interaction affects the individual and the economy. The booklet contains the following sections:…
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Economic Factors, Economics Education, Free Enterprise System
Schilling, Tim – 1999
Thirty years ago a cashless society was predicted for the near future; paper currency and checks would be an antiquated symbol of the past. Consumers would embrace a new alternative for making payments: electronic money. But currency is still used for 87% of payments, mainly for "nickel and dime" purchases. And checks are the payment…
Descriptors: Banking, Consumer Education, Economics Education, Secondary Education