Staying on Budget

By Levi

Last Monday, at MAP's weekly Big Group Meeting, we went over budgeting by pretending to have a career with expenses. [This activity was led by Regional Opportunity Corps Members from the Service Collaborative of WNY].

My profession was an accountant and I had a salary of $4,000 per month. Some of the challenges I had staying on budget were having to choose between luxury versus necessities, like buying new clothes or continuously going out for dinner. An expense that I need to watch more closely is my internet/cable bill which comes up to $200 a month!

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