Teens make many purchasing decisions every day. These small transactions can add up over time and impact their financial well-being. Over the long term, smart decisions can mean the difference between having significant savings and struggling with debt. Practical ideas and strategies for getting high quality goods at reasonable prices are one discussion topic. In venues such as the mall, grocery stores, discount stores, thrift shops, and online retailers, readers learn to stretch their dollars when buying consumer products and entertainment. Sidebars provide additional information about finding true deals and avoiding scams and poor merchandise. Buying the things they want at prices they can afford is a consumer skill teens can carry with them for life.