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Discussion Questions

Following are questions the host judge may ask the students.
They are designed to provide teaching points and to stimulate discussion.

  1. What are some words that come to mind when you hear the word "bankruptcy"?
  2. What are some of the common reasons people give for declaring bankruptcy?
  3. What are some common reasons that people in their 20s declare bankruptcy?
  4. What are some of the root causes of financial crisis that people may not acknowledge?
  5. What are your chances of declaring bankruptcy in your lifetime?
  6. What attitudes and actions increase your risk?
  7. What are some steps you can take to prevent financial crisis?
  8. For high school and college students, what are the kinds of possessions you would have to give up in a bankruptcy action?
  9. When you leave home, after you graduate from high school, what are some of the financial pitfalls to be aware of?
  10. What are some of the red flags that you're getting into financial trouble?
  11. How does financial difficulty have an impact on your life?
  12. How does bankruptcy have an impact on your life?
  13. What can you do as a high school student to avoid bankruptcy?