This book employs an "issues approach" to consumer economics. Each chapter has one or two consumer issues that are highlighted through engaging, real world examples. These real world examples are highly applied aspects of everyday consumer situations.
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 staff of the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law, where he taught--among other subjects--intellectual property and entertainment law. A proven author, Miller has published in the INSURANCE COUNSEL JOURNAL, DEFENSE RESEARCH, CALIFORNIA TRIAL LAWYERS JOURNAL, ANTITRUST BULLETIN, WISCONSIN LAW REVIEW, and CONNECTICUT LAW REVIEW. He also has authored or co-authored numerous textbooks, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES--LEGAL, ETHICAL, GLOBAL, AND E-COMMERCE ENVIRONMENT; THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: TEXT & CASES--ETHICAL, REGULATORY, GLOBAL, AND E-COMMERCE ISSUES; BUSINESS LAW TODAY; and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY. Miller studied at the University of California at Berkeley and the 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.
Unit 1: THE CONSUMER IN TODAY'S WORLD. 1. An Economic Foundation for Consumer Decisions. 2. Making Rational Consumer Choices. 3. A Flood of Advertising. 4. The Many Faces of Fraud. 5. Protection for the Consumer. Unit 2: BUDGETING. 6. The Consumer as a Wage Earner. 7. Creating a Living Budget. 8. Paying for the Government. Unit 3: MAKING CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES. 9. Choosing a Healthful Diet. 10. Purchasing Household Products. 11. Satisfying Transportation Needs. 12. Finding a Place to Live. Unit 4: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. 13. Banks Help Consumers Save and Spend. 14. Using Credit Responsibly. 15. Investing For Your Future. Unit 5: RISK MANAGEMENT. 16. Choosing Medical Insurance. 17. Insuring Your Home and Automobile. 18. Protecting Your Family and Retirement. Unit 6: LESSONS YOU HAVE LEARNED. 19. Looking to the Future.