ICFE eNEWS #15-10 - Apr 13th 2015

Spring Into Action with Financial Literacy Month
April is financial literacy month.

by Colleen Tressler
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

Spring has finally sprung. And whether you're shopping for a new lawn mower, a bike, or a gift for a new graduate, a little research can save you a lot of money. Even when you know what you want, it can be overwhelming to choose among dozens of products, brands, retailers and websites. To help you make smart buying decisions and save more of what you earn, here are a few tips from the FTC.

Step one: Think before you shop.

If you decide what's important to you up-front, you're less likely to make an impulse buy and avoid buyer's remorse.

Step two: compare products online.
Shopping Online

Want to learn how to save more green this spring and all year long? Check out our articles on shopping and saving.

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Sent by:

Paul S. Richard
President - Executive Director
Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE)

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