ERIC Number: ED223884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Your Shopping Dollar. [Revised.] Money Management.
Baran, Nancy H., Ed.; Tarrant, Sharon M., Ed.
This booklet on shopping, 1 in a series of 12, covers all the basic aspects of personal- and family-money management. Suitable for use by high school and college students as well as adults, this handbook tells how to plan spending, develop shopping skills, and handle consumer problems effectively. Section 1 on consumers and the economy overviews consumer rights and responsibilities. Planning one's spending is considered in section 2, including analyzing values, setting financial goals based on the values, deciding the best use of resources, and knowing one's needs. Section 3 focuses on activities before buying, such as gathering information and developing a shopping plan. Section 4 discusses advantages and disadvantages of various sellers, including retail shopping facilities, direct selling, mail-order shopping, factory outlets, auctions, garage sales, flea markets, and second-hand shops. In section 5, suggestions are offered for buying goods and services. Other hints are provided regarding sales, coupons, and trading stamps; recognizing frauds; and following shopping etiquette. The final two sections discuss payment methods and handling complaints. A list of organizations, books, and pamphlets is provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Merchandise Information, Money Management, Postsecondary Education, Purchasing, Secondary Education
Money Management Institute, Household International, 2700 Sanders Road, Prospect Heights, IL 60070 ($.75 each; set--$5.00; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Household International, Prospect Heights, IL. Money Management Inst.