Common Cents: Becoming a Conscious Consumer

This article discusses ideas on planning purchases, comparison shopping and smart buying to help kids become more conscious consumers. It includes an activity on identifying advertising approaches so students are more aware of what might motivate them to buy products.
Grade levels: PK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Content keywords: spending, comparison shopping, budget, advertising, common cents, consumer, marketing, parents
Key Concepts: Personal Finance
Resource type: Article, Activity
Time requirement: Varies
Common Cents:  Becoming a Conscious Consumer