Economic Decisions for Consumers, 2nd edition
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- 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.
Published by Pearson (March 1st 1990) - Copyright © 1990