Economic Education for Consumers

ISBN-10: 0538441119
ISBN-13: 9780538441117
Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)
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Description: EDUCATION FOR CONSUMERS, 3rd Edition brings economic, consumer, and personal finance topics to life. Exciting changes to this edition include a bright new design and updated information on important changes in technology, banking, and taxes.  More...

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List price: $106.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 3/30/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 656
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.432
Language: English

EDUCATION FOR CONSUMERS, 3rd Edition brings economic, consumer, and personal finance topics to life. Exciting changes to this edition include a bright new design and updated information on important changes in technology, banking, and taxes. Organized into several class-length lessons, each chapter contains several features to capture and maintain student interest, such as Consumer Alert, What in the World?, Vote Your Wallet, Buy the Number$, Consumer in Action!, Guess What?, Math of Money, Cyber Consumer, Primary Sources, and Communicate. Journal activities, located at the beginning and end of each chapter, connect the theme of each chapter and reinforce communication skills. The Life Span Plan Project links all aspects of personal finance to the student?s life in a capstone project, using icons throughout each chapter to encourage students to think about how each topic relates to their own ?Life Span Plan.?

Alan D. Stafford is a Professor Emeritus of Economics and Director of Planning for Niagara County Community College. He earned an MBA and MEd in Social Studies Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Professor Stafford taught secondary social studies for fourteen years before joining the faculty of NCCC in 1981. He is the author or co-author of a variety of economics and consumer economics texts and received the New York State Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1998.

Chapter 1
Decisions, Decisions
Make Decisions
Understand Economic Systems
Consumer's Role in the Economy
Advertising and Consumer Decisions
Be a Responsible Consumer
Buying Technology Products: Let's Talk Tech
Technology and Consumer Choice
Move into Cyberspace
Choose a Personal Computer
Shop on the Net
Protect Yourself on the Internet
Consumer Protection: Rights, Responsibilities, Resolutions
Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
Government and Consumer Protection
Deception and Fraud
Resolve Consumer Problems
Choose a Career: Get a Job
Get to Know Yourself
Explore Careers
Apply for a Job
Interview Successfully
Prepare for the Future
Taxes: How Much Income Will You Keep?
Taxes and Your Paycheck
File a Tax Return
Taxes and Government
Government Spending
Budgeting: How Will You Use Your Money?
Choose Financial Goals
Track Income and Expenses
Your Budget Worksheet
Create Your Budget for the Year
Banking Services: Where to Stash Your Cash
How Banks Work
Use Your Checking Account
Electronic Banking
Balance Your Checkbook
Other Banking Services
Saving: Plan for Financial Security
Why Save?
Savings Institutions and Account
Save with Safety
Simple and Compound Interest
Investing: Prepare for Your Future
Investing Basics
How to Invest in Corporations
How to Invest in Mutual Funds
Research Investments
Retirement and Other Investments
Credit: You're in Charge
What is Credit?
How to Qualify for Credit
Sources of Consumer Credit
Credit Rights and Responsibilities
Maintain a Good Credit Rating Chapter
Budget Essentials: Food, Clothes, Fun
Nutrition Facts
Shop for a Healthful Diet
Evaluate Clothes Choices
Recreation and Travel
Transportation: How Will You Get The re?
Transportation Basics
How to Choose a Car
To Buy or Lease?
The Car-Buying Process
How to Maintain a Car
Housing: A Place to Call Home
Your Housing Options
How to Rent an Apartment
How to Buy a Home
How to Furnish Your Home
Automobile and Home Insurance: Sharing the Risk
Insurance Basics
Automobile Insurance
Home Insurance Coverage
Providers and the Claims Process
Health and Life Insurance: Your Personal Security
Health Insurance Basics
Health Insurance Plans
Choose a Health Plan
Health Care Rights and Responsibilities
Life Insurance
Choose Services: When You Need Help
Health Care Providers
Legal Service Providers
Government Assistance
Global Economy: What It Means to You
The Nature of International Trade
U.S. Economy and World Trade
Government and the Economy
It's a Global Economy

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