ERIC Number: ED128583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Getting Your Dollar's Worth.
Shackell, Wallace K., Jr.
Designed as a secondary level consumer education text dealing with how to use your money wisely, this booklet makes use of stories, skits, and cartoon drawings to dramatize the everyday life of a consumer. It tells how to buy cars, how to use credit (charge accounts, credit cards, life insurance, credit unions, passbook savings, commercial banks, and finance companies) and deals with such topics as consumer protection services, law and the buyer, warranties and guarantees, fraud, advertising, how to save, and how to determine bargains and receive guarantees. Each of the 15 chapters is followed by questions designed to stimulate lively classroom discussion, and a list of projects for separate groups or the class as a whole is appended. Chapter titles are Buying a Car, Charge It!, The Smiths and the Johnsons, "But the Ad Said....!", "I Know It's the Best Brand Because It's Advertised Most!", Law and the Buyer, Fraud and You, Help!, So You Want to Use a Small Claims Court, How to Save, What "Truth in Lending" Means to You, When is a "Bargain" a Bargain?, "You're Fired!", "So I Got My Money Back, But What's Going to Happen to Them?", and Things to Remember. An index is included. (WL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Curriculum Lab.