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Finances can be tricky and have a huge role in our lives and how we are able to manage our lives.  Starting early (or just starting now!) in taking control of your finances will help you better control and enjoy all other aspects of your life.  Understanding your budget needs, your financial resources, and how you can make needed changes in each, can dramatically improve your life, now and for the future.

         Upon completing the Money module you will be able to:

  • Figure your monthly budget.
  • Figure what you should be making or potential future salary.
  • Figure how you may be able to negotiate your salary to your benefit.
  • Figure how you may cut your expenses.
  • Figure how you may increase your earning potential.

    

1)  HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED?

Budget Sheet 1 – for those students living at home (with family)

Budget Sheet 2 – for those living on their own or about to move out on their own: 

2)  HOW MUCH DO YOU HAVE?

  • Figure what you are actually making after taxes by using the PaycheckCity Georgia Salary Calculator (or change the withholding State for where you live/work).

3)  HOW MUCH CAN/WILL YOU EARN?

  • Go to Salary Wizard (as shown below) to determine what you should make in your career:  

 

4)  HOW CAN YOU EXPAND YOUR FINANCAL POWER?

  • Learn to negotiate your salary (before and after you accept the job):  Watch WAGE presentation.
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5)  HOW CAN YOU LEARN MORE?  Research, Read, and Learn from others

 

 

Assignment 1)  Work your Budget – Realistically figure your monthly experiences.

  • If you live a home, use Budget Sheet 1
  • If you live on your own, use Budget Sheet 2
  • If you are about to move out on your own, use Budget Sheet 2

Step 1: Choose which budget sheet applies to your live (Budget Sheet 1 or 2 above).

Step 2: Write a paragraph on what you learned from putting your monthly expenses and earnings on paper.

Step 3: Access Your eFolioWorld Account @ https://login.efolioworld.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fOwner%2fAdminUI.aspx&ui=mouse

Step 4: Create a New Content-Basic Artifact and call it "My Budget,”
 unloading your budget reflection paragraph.

Assignment 2)  Work your

  • If you live a home, use Budget Sheet 1
  • If you
  • 2

Step 1: Choose which budget sheet applies to your live (Budget Sheet 1 or 2 above).

Step 2: Write a paragraph on what you learned from putting your monthly expenses and earnings on paper.

Step 3: Access Your eFolioWorld Account @ https://login.efolioworld.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fOwner%2fAdminUI.aspx&ui=mouse

Step 4: Create a New Content-Basic Artifact and call it "My Budget,”
 unloading your budget reflection paragraph.

 


Page last updated: August 14, 2011