Economic Education for Consumers / Edition 4

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Overview

ECONOMIC EDUCATION FOR CONSUMERS, 4E 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, Vote Your Wallet, Inside the Numbers, Math of Money, What in the World?, and NetBookmark.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538448888
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/16/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 632
  • Sales rank: 830,010
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger LeRoy Miller has served on the faculty of several universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law, where he taught intellectual property law, entertainment law, and other subjects. Widely published, his work has appeared in the INSURANCE COUNSEL JOURNAL, DEFENSE RESEARCH, CALIFORNIA TRIAL LAWYERS JOURNAL, ANTITRUST BULLETIN, WISCONSIN LAW REVIEW, and CONNECTICUT LAW REVIEW. He has authored or co-authored numerous textbooks, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES: LEGAL, ETHICAL, GLOBAL, AND CORPORATE ENVIRONMENT; THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: TEXT & CASES: ETHICAL, REGULATORY, GLOBAL, AND CORPORATE ISSUES; BUSINESS LAW TODAY; and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY. He completed his studies at the University of California at Berkeley and University of Chicago.

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.

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Table of Contents

1. Consumers: The Engine that Runs the Economy. 2. Buying Technology Products: Let's Talk Tech. 3. Consumer Protection: Rights, Responsibilities, Resolutions. 4. Choose a Career: Get a Job. 5. Taxes: How Much Income Will You Keep?. 6. Budgeting: How Will You Use Your Money?. 7. Banking Services: Where to Stash Your Cash. 8. Saving: Plan for Financial Security. 9. Investing: Prepare for Your Future. 10.Credit: You're in Charge. 11. Budget Essentials: Food, Clothes, Fun. 12. Transportation: How Will You Get There? 13. Housing: A Place to Call Home. 14. Automobile and Home Insurance: Sharing the Risk. 15. Health and Life Insurance: Your Personal Security. 16. Choose Services: When You Need Help. 17. Global Economy: What It Means to You.

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