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This text takes a practical, applied approach to consumer issues by presenting current information in a manner that is easy for students to comprehend. Covering the basics of both theory and practice, the text is designed to help students learn to make informed consumer decisions, both now and in the future. Coverage includes helpful advice on consumer issues and warnings about common fraudulent practices.
Miller (Institute for University Studies) and Stafford (Niagara County Community College) offer a new edition of this time tested introductory text. Coverage includes topics such as budgets, taxes, major purchases, financial management, fraud, insurance, debt, risk management, and retirement planning. Every chapter concludes with a "Consumer Issue," with advice on applying the principles outlined in the chapter. The ninth edition features a greater focus on the uses of the Internet. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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.