Identify consumer rights, responsibilities, and remedies and identify effective practices for purchasing consumer goods and services.
Legal and ethical considerations
Synthesize legal and ethical considerations of being an informed consumer in today's market.
Knowledge of private and government agencies
Identify and explain the purposes and features of private and government agencies providing assistance, information, and published materials that are consumer resources for decision making.
Understanding roles of labels and warranties
Distinguish the roles of labels, warranties, guarantees, and advocate groups in wise consumer behavior.
Interaction of how consumer agencies interact
Determine how government, business, and the consumer interact for the mutual benefit of each other in the marketplace.
How to make prudent selection of services
Analyze prudent steps in the selection of healthcare, childcare, elder care, repair services, household materials, automobiles, toys, and equipment.
Ways to avoid identity theft and fraud
Describe ways to avoid identity theft, fraud, deceptions, and rip-offs.
Understanding financial contracts
Explain the importance of understanding financial contracts (disclosure information, grace period, payment penalties, method of interest calculation).
Perform market analysis
Perform a market analysis exercise and exercise better shopping practices.