Youth and Credit: Resources for Young People

Posted January 1, 2013
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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This collection of three fliers each describes a common challenge that young people often face when dealing with credit. The fliers offer guidance in terms of resources and services available, as well as steps to follow to resolve any issues and to reach or maintain good credit standing. Each flier emphasizes identify theft, describing what it is, what to do as a victim and how to prevent it.

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Key Takeaway

Youth are 35 times more likely than adults to be victims of identity theft.

A history damaged by unpaid debts can keep you from renting an apartment, getting a student loan or job or even opening a cable account.