Financial Basics — Lesson 114

How To Be a Smart Consumer

Students break into groups fo three and explore a shopping strategy that will helps them make informed purchasing decisions.

What Students Learn

  • What is a smart consumer?
  • Tips for being a smart consumer

Suggested Time

  • Preview and Episode Viewing: 45 minutes
  • Activity 1: 30 minutes

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Young Entrepreneur: Celebrity Shopper

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