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DEBIT CARD: An increasing popular means of accessing the funds in a bank checking account. While debit cards look (and taste) almost exactly like credit cards, they are fundamentally different in how they are processed on a bank's end of the transaction. A credit card works through a liability (a loan with the bank). A debit card works through an asset (a checkable deposit with the bank). As such, debit cards are better suited for the title "plastic money" than credit cards.

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Lesson 17: Money | Unit 2: More About Money Page: 7 of 25

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Another function of money is store of value.
  • It means that we retain the value, the satisfaction of wants and needs, provided by a good over a period of time.

Ways to store of value:

  • Buy a product and store it for a week.
  • Buy a gift certificate and redeem it after a week.
  • Buy another good, keep it for a week, sell it and then use this money to buy a product.
  • Keep the money one week or then buy the good.

A potential problem:

  • If the price of the good rises money becomes a less effective means of storing value.
  • Price inflation is the nemesis for the store of value function of money.

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ADVISORY COUNCILS, FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

Three support committees that provide feedback to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to assist in its assorted regulatory responsibilities, including Federal Advisory Council, Thrift Institutions Advisory Council, and Consumer Advisory Council. The Federal Advisory Council is a broad ranging council comprise of commercial bankers. The Thrift Institutions Advisory Council is comprised of representatives of thrift institutions. The Consumer Advisory Council is comprised of consumer credit representatives.

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