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civics chapter 20


Consumer someone who buys a good or service
disposable income money income left after all taxes on it have been paid
discretionary income money income left after necessities have been bought and paid for
consumerism a movement to educate buyers about the purchases they make and to demand better ans safer products from manufacturers
comparison shopping buying strategy to get best but for the money
warranty the promise made by a manufacturer or a seller to repair or replace a product within a certain time period if it is faulty
budget a plan for making and spending money
income money received from labor,business,or property
expense money to spent on goods and services
credit money borrowed to pay for a good or service
annual percentage rate annual cost of credit expressed as a percentage of the amount borrowed
collateral property or valuable items serving as security for a loan
bankruptcy inability to pay debts
save to set aside income for a period of time that it can be used later
interest the payment people receive when they lend money or allow someone else to use their money
principal the most important
return profit earned thought invasting
stock ownership share of a corporation
dividend payment of a portion of a company's earnings
bond contract to repay borrowed money with interest at a specific time in the future
mutual fund pools of money from many people who are invested in a selection of individual stocks and bonds chosen by financial experts
impulse buying purchasing an item on the spot because of an emotional rather then planned decision