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LifeSmarts, the nation’s premier consumer education program, provides real-world education to students. Students learn about core consumer topics, develop critical thinking skills, flex their leadership, and hone teamwork skills. The goal of this free program offered by the National Consumers League is to create savvy young people who will be better equipped for adult life as workers, consumers, and citizens.

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Word of the Day

#LifeSmarts Word and Question of the Day Answers: Return scam - A person purchases an item from a retail store with the intent to return it immediately or use duplicate receipts to get money back. Answer-Porch pirates are thieves who steal packages from someone else's home

#LifeSmarts Word and Question of the Day: Word - Return scam; Question - What are so-called "porch pirates" and what do they do?

#LifeSmarts Word and Question of the Day Answers: Showrooming-The consumer practice of examining products in a store, only to buy them for a lower price online. Answer - Offer in-store pick-up; price matching; better in-store experiences

#LifeSmarts Word and Question of the Day: Word - Showrooming; Question-Name one way brick-and-mortar stores have responded to the consumer practice of showrooming:

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