by Lynne M Bailey, New York Institute Of Techology (NYIT)

In this webquest, students will investigate consumer credit, specifically credit cards. High school graduates and college freshman are offered many opportunities to sign up for credit cards. They will develop an understanding of terms, how to compare offerings, and how to decide how much of credit line is appropriate.


As you graduate high school and embark on a college education, money matters become more important. One of the decisions you will make involves credit cards. 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.

What will you decide to do? What advice will you give your friends?