The Basics of Building Credit

This program was developed to help middle school students learn the basics of building credit. At the end of this lesson, you should know about all of the Key Topics below:

Key Topics

  • What a credit card is
  • How credit is measured
  • How to build good credit
  • How to avoid bad credit
  • The difference between bad credit and no credit
  • How credit cards impact credit scores
  • When you can start building credit

Through interactive examples, simple explanations, and a few corny jokes, you will know more about credit than most adults do nowadays. Think you’re ready for this? Great! Let’s get started.