Bankruptcy: When All Else Fails (Page One Economics, Focus on Finance)

Many people find themselves in financial trouble, but it is good to know there are options available should you need serious financial help. The April 2018 bonus edition of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance discusses earning income, budgeting, late payments, and collections. It introduces the basics of legal protection offered in the form of bankruptcy and describes some potential consequences of filing a bankruptcy case.

Teachers: Visit the Reading Q&As in our Econ Lowdown Teacher Portal to find the teacher edition for this issue, to assign an online version of the student materials and to collect student scores on the questions. You can also find a version "A" of this Page One Focus on Finance written at a lower reading level for use with middle school students or high school students struggling to comprehend the original content. The materials are still free—but having them in the portal keeps students from accessing the answer key.

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Education Level: 6-8 9-12 College Non-educators
Subjects: Economics Personal Finance
Concepts: Income Lenders/Borrowers Credit
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