On Your Own: A Personal Budgeting Simulation / Edition 3

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Overview

This activity-based simulation depicts a recent high school graduate finding out what it means to be on their own financially. The simulation allows students to experience the process of opening a checking account, renting an apartment, applying for credit, looking for a job, buying a car, shopping online, banking electronically, paying taxes, and more. Students complete parallel activities for themselves as they work through the simulation, completing budgets and creating filing systems for personal financial information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538448550
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/2/2009
  • Series: Financial Literacy Promotion Project Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,054,541
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Queen Donnelly has been associated with school districts in New Orleans and Atlanta. She is a high school counselor at Jackson Academy in Jackson, MS.

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Table of Contents

1. Setting up a File. 2. Opening a Checking Account. 3. Setting up a Budget. 4. Opening a Savings Account and Comparing Bank Services. 5. Applying for Credit. 6. Preparing Income Tax Records and Beginning a Job Search. 7. Looking for Housing. 8. Looking at Insurance: Health and Life. 9. Looking at Insurance: Auto and Home. 10. Looking at Transportation Options. 11. Checking Out the Rights and Responsibilities of the Consumer. 12. Investment Basics.

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