SS.912.FL.4.4

Describe why people often make a cash payment to the seller of a good—called a down payment—in order to reduce the amount they need to borrow. Describe why lenders may consider loans made with a down payment to have less risk because the down payment gives the borrower some equity or ownership right away and why these loans may carry a lower interest rate.

Clarifications

Explain how a down payment reduces the total amount financed and why this reduces the monthly payment and/or the length of the loan.
Explain why a borrower who has made a down payment has an incentive to repay a loan or make payments on time.
General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 912
Strand: Financial Literacy
Standard: Using Credit
Date Adopted or Revised: 04/15
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
2102800: Florida’s Preinternational Baccalaureate Comparative Economics With Financial Literacy (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
2102335: Economics with Financial Literacy (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
2102340: Economics with Financial Literacy for Credit Recovery (Specifically in versions: 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
2102345: Economics with Financial Literacy Honors (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
0400515: The Business of Theatre: Management and Promotion (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2020 (course terminated))
2102372: Personal Financial Literacy (Specifically in versions: 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2019, 2019 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
2102374: Personal Financial Literacy Honors (Specifically in versions: 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2019, 2019 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
1200387: Mathematics for Data and Financial Literacy (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
7921021: Access Personal Financial Literacy (Specifically in versions: 2019 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.912.FL.4.In.d: Describe the benefits of making a down payment on a loan.
SS.912.FL.4.Su.d: Identify the benefits of making a down payment on a loan.
SS.912.FL.4.Pa.d: Identify the term “down payment.”

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