Explores the relationship between consumer debt and the economy, and the positive and negative impacts of credit card use on consumers. Do credit cards provide for convenient, secure financial transactions, or entrap low-to-middle income consumers with high interest rates and fees? Looks at the practices of predatory lenders and debt collection agencies - do they treat consumers fairly? - and assesses bankruptcy as an option for handling too much personal debt.
"The books are ideal for teens researching topics for debates or research papers. The topics are current enough that many teens will want to browse through the books on their favorite topics."
--ARBA, March 2009
Price: US $40.95