EDUCATION FOR CONSUMERS, 3rd Edition brings economic, consumer, and personal finance topics to life. Exciting changes to this edition include a bright new design and updated information on important changes in technology, banking, and taxes. Organized into several class-length lessons, each chapter contains several features to capture and maintain student interest, such as Consumer Alert, What in the World?, Vote Your Wallet, Buy the Number$, Consumer in Action!, Guess What?, Math of Money, Cyber Consumer, Primary Sources, and Communicate. Journal activities, located at the beginning and end of each chapter, connect the theme of each chapter and reinforce communication skills. The Life Span Plan Project links all aspects of personal finance to the student's life in a capstone project, using icons throughout each chapter to encourage students to think about how each topic relates to their own "Life Span Plan."
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. Roger LeRoy Miller has served on the faculty of several respected universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law. As a professor, he has taught intellectual property law and entertainment law, among other subjects. A widely published and respected author, his work has appeared in the Insurance Counsel Journal, Defense Research, California Trial Lawyers Journal, Antitrust Bulletin, Wisconsin Law Review, and Connecticut Law Review. He has authored or co-authored numerous authoritative textbooks on law, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES; BUSINESS LAW TODAY: TEXT & SUMMARIZED CASES; and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY. Professor Miller completed his studies at the University of California at Berkeley and University of Chicago.