Credit and debt

Credit is money you borrow from a financial institution like a bank or credit union, to spend the way you want. However, credit isn’t your personal money tree growing in the backyard. Any credit you use is a debt that must be paid back to the credit provider – usually with extra costs on top of the amount you borrowed

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What is debt? How do you get it? What can be done?

A debt is created when one person owes money to another. The person who owes money is called a debtor; the person to whom money is owed is called a creditor. There are many ways of getting into debt.

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