Economic Decisions for Consumers, 2nd edition

  • Don R. Leet
  • Joanne Driggers

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Overview

  • introduces a fully developed decision making model in the text (Chapter 1).
  • presents buying process model (based on decision making model) and applies it to all areas of a budget (Chapter 9-18).
  • emphasizes values, goals and priorities appropriate to individuals and all family configurations spanning the life cycle.
  • Chapter 3, Basic Economic Principles, discusses scarcity, economic systems, inflation and business cycles.
  • Chapter 5, Money and Banking, discusses the monetary system and the federal reserve, financial institutions, and banking and bill paying.
  • Chapter 13, Energy, the Environment, and the Consumer, includes discussion of water pollution and waste management with the implications of individual decisions for others.

Table of contents



 1. Decision Making: Learning to Choose.


 2. Life Cycles, Life Styles, and the Consumer.


 3. Basic Economic Principles: Be Prepared.


 4. Financial Planning: Getting in Control.


 5. Money and Banking: The Almighty Dollar.


 6. Credit: Buy Now, Pay More Later.


 7. Advertising: Information or Manipulation?


 8. Consumer Protection and Redress: Doing unto Others as They do unto You.


 9. Comparison Shopping in Fashionable America: Buying Process Model.


10. Food: More Than a Matter of Taste.


11. Housing: Home Sweet Home.


12. The Automobile: Wheels and Deals.


13. Energy, the Environment, and the Consumer.


14. Health Care: What Happens When You Get Sick.


15. Government Services and Taxes: Paying Your Fair Share.


16. Personal Investments: Managing Your Money.


17. Planning for the Future: Insurance, Retirement, and Beyond.


18. Consumer Economics from a Global Perspective.


Appendix I. Seeking Help for Consumer Problems.


Appendix II. Directory of Federal Consumer Agencies.


Appendix III. Directory of State Consumer Agencies.


Glossary.


Index.

Published by Pearson (March 1st 1990) - Copyright © 1990