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Since the introduction of the Diner's charge card 50 years ago, credit cards have profoundly changed and are still changing American life.

  • Some of the selected stories show the pervasive influence of credit cards today. They also are suggestive of how the credit card industry has aggressively sought to become an integral part of our everyday life.
  • Other stories reveal how entrepreneurs have taken advantage of the "democratization" of credit to make successful films and even to build real estate empires.
  • And finally some are just plain fun--as they show how credit cards have also become caught up in the soap operas of our lives.

A quickie tour of the Cultural Quiz will test your knowledge and amuse you. Those seeking financial enlightenment as well as entertainment might seek out the financial literacy quiz as well as the cultural quiz.




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