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Consumer Education

You need to manage money throughout your life. Improve your money management skills and become a more informed consumer. Learn to distinguish between wants and needs, identify, set and evaluate goals, track expenses and income, and more.

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What you can do

Level 1

Know what it means to be a consumer and to make wise use of resources, set goals, work with others.

Level 2

Make wise decisions, problem solve, practice critical thinking and self-responsibility.

Level 3

Understand where our goods come from, decide what factors are important to you in purchasing goods and services, develop awareness of advertising tactics, practice managing resources.

Additional Resources

For adult leaders

Record keeping & evaluation


New to 4-H? Get involved in consumer education!

Carrie Ann Olson, Extension educator

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