Describe that, in addition to assessing a person’s credit risk, credit reports and scores may be requested and used by employers in hiring decisions, landlords in deciding whether to rent apartments, and insurance companies in charging premiums.
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 912
Strand: Financial Literacy
Standard: Using Credit
Date Adopted or Revised: 04/15
Status: State Board Approved


Provide two examples of how having a good credit score can benefit a person financially. Explain why employers find it useful to hire someone with a better credit score.