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Budgeting: Making the Most of Your Money. Unit 2. Objectives for Unit 2 Budgeting : Making the Most of the Money. Examine your spending habits. Know the benefits of having a spending plan, or budget. Identify various source of income. Indentify types of expenses

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objectives for unit 2 budgeting making the most of the money
Objectives for Unit 2 Budgeting : Making the Most of the Money
  • Examine your spending habits.
  • Know the benefits of having a spending plan, or budget.
  • Identify various source of income.
  • Indentify types of expenses
  • Knowing the importance of saving (paying yourself first)
  • Be able to construct a budget.
  • Examine forms of recording involved with budgeting and cash management.
  • Consider how a budget will change throughout your life.

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where should all my money go
Where should all my money go?
  • Money mangers should know what to count on as income. From that spend on the money on bills, and day-to-day purchases. Money is set aside for big expenditures for operations of the company.
  • This unit is to learn to be smart with your money. Where it goes and decide when bills get paid and deal with large expenditures.

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Did you know?

Almost 60% of millionaires use a budget to manage their money.

-Millionaire Next Door. Surprising Secrets of America\'s Wealthy

how does your spending measure up
How Does Your Spending Measure Up?
  • Review your Spending log from Unit 1
    • What did you learn from your spending habits?
    • Where there any expenditures you regretted?
  • Budget is a plan for managing your money during a period a time.
    • Its not to deprive yourself, but to be able to reach your financial “SMART” goals.
  • Every business have budgets for everything, payroll, expenditures, capital improvements, inventory, and supplies.
    • “Every dollar saved is a dollar to the net profit.”

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smart spending
Smart Spending
  • In your spending log you have a habit to buy a soft drink on the way home at the convenient store for $1.69.
    • At the end of the month you spent $33.80 or $304.20 for the entire school year (180 days).
    • Could you be smarter with your money?
  • Avoid spending on things you really don’t need.
    • This way you have the money for the things you really want.
    • If you received a prize of $50, how will you spend it? Due to values of each person each person will have different ideas to spend it.

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assignment 2 1 how am i doing
Assignment 2-1 How am I Doing?
  • Compare your spending log from Unit 1 with your financial plan. How well your current spending habits represents your financial goals?
  • If not what type of budget (spending plan) are we going to have to reach your financial goals?
  • What do you think the benefits you will have in having a personal budget?

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assignment 2 1
Assignment 2-1

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part 1 of the equation income
Part 1 of the Equation: Income
  • Cash flow: The money coming in as it relates to going out.
  • Income: Money you received for a period of time. Your job, gifts, personal things that you sell.
  • Taxes: payroll deductions to pay for government programs. Local, state, and federal level.
  • Social Security Tax (FICA)
  • Medicare Taxes

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what s a w 4 for
What’s a W-4 For?
  • There is a saying that goes “The really certainly in life is death and taxes.”
  • The government uses the W-4 form to figure out you financial tax obligations. The following factors deal with the amount of tax you pay:
    • Income
    • Marital Status
    • Dependence (children, or other people you financially support)
    • Any other deductions you want to add.

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part 2 of the equation expenses
Part 2 of the Equation: Expenses
  • Expenses are what you spend money on your needs and wants.
    • Fixed expenses: The same cost each period of time, such as rent, car payments, etc.
    • Variable expenses: fluctuates in amount of usage. These expenses are easier to control, such as utilities, telephone, food, etc.
    • Periodic or occasional expenses: These expenses are not paid every month such as car insurance is paid every 6 months, water and sewage every 3 months, etc.

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did you know
Did You Know?
  • The average person spends money three times a day.
  • Putting aside every coin you touch results in saving about $50 a month
  • A $5 sandwich usually have less than $1 worth of ingredients.
  • If you purchase a soda a day at the store, you can easily spend over $400 a year.

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the most important expense
The Most Important Expense
  • Your financial goal should be the highest of any expense that you have. You are earning the money, you should earn the right to achieve your goals.
  • “Pay Yourself first” (PYF): Money you put aside for your financial goals (retirement, trips, new car) something that is important to you.
  • Use of Roth IRAs, and other investments that employer can put directly money each paycheck into it.
    • If you don’t see it you don’t miss it.
  • Set up an emergency fund, to take care of unexpected expenses, such as car repairs, tires, unexpected unemployment.
    • This should be about 6 months of salary.

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exercise 2d saving to meet goals
Exercise 2D:Saving to Meet Goals
  • The Simpson family wants to buy a new refrigerator for the kitchen. Mr. Simpson has visited several stores and estimates that it will cost $700 to buy and install the type of refrigerator the family wants. The goal is to buy the refrigerator in 6 months. How much do the Simpsons need to save each month?
  • The Mencias want to buy their oldest daughter a computer to take to college next year. They’ve shopped around and think they can get a good desktop computer, software, and a printer for about $1,100. With 15 months to save how much money they need to set aside each month?

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exercise 2d saving to meet goals answer
Exercise 2D:Saving to Meet Goals- Answer
  • $700 ÷ 6 =
  • $1,100 ÷15 =

$116.67

$73.33

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the 411 on creating a budget
The 411 on Creating a Budget
  • The five steps of Financial Planning.
    • Get SMART Goals
    • Analyze Information
    • Create a Plan
    • Implement the Plan
    • Monitor and Modify the Plan
  • Creating a spending plan or budget works the same way. Your financial goals is instilled in your budget. If you follow your budget you will reach your goal

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building a budget
Building a Budget
  • Decide a time frame
  • List the money received each time period.
  • Total Income
  • Categorize your expenses.
  • Total Expenses
  • Budget Overruns/Shortages.

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assignment 2 4 build a budget
Assignment 2-4:Build a Budget
  • Please read the information about Jessica.
  • Use data provided to outline a personal budget for Jessica.
  • Make sure that Jessica’s total expenses don’t exceed her total income.

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assessment 2 1 my personal budget
Assessment 2-1My Personal Budget
  • Go to page 23 of the workbook and complete your personal budget, using Microsoft Excel and use the format as shown before.

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keeping track
Keeping Track
  • Check bank account statements
  • Saving and Investment statements
  • Paystubs
  • Tax Deductions
  • Insurance Statements
  • Loan and Credit Card Statements
    • Credit Card Fraud
  • Receipts and warranties for big ticket items.

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staying on track
Staying on Track
  • The Envelope System
  • The Tally System
  • Track with checking account register,
  • Budget Spreadsheet
  • Personal Finance Software:
    • QuickBooks
    • Peachtree

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the living budget
The Living Budget
  • Budget are not written in stone.
  • Adjustments are made when income increases or decreases.
  • Increases and decreases in your Expenses.
  • Changes in saving goals will be necessary to change your budget.

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exercise 2e jessica s budget needs adjusting
Exercise 2E: Jessica’s Budget Needs Adjusting
  • Page 25 Take Jessica’s budget and make the adjustments with the new information provided.

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adding it up
Adding it Up
  • A financial plan makes you personal life easier, because you have a plan on the what you make and you have a plan to spend the money to meet your requirements and goals.
  • It takes the stress out of your life of financial worries.
  • You learned about Paying Yourself First. Make sure that the money you earned reaches to your financial goal.

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For more tips , tools, and articles about budgets, visit hafpp.nefe.org

unit assessment 2 1 my personal budget
Unit Assessment 2-1My Personal Budget
  • On page 26 Using Microsoft Excel prepare your personal budget.
  • Include the following information in your budget:
  • Anticipated income, savings, and expenses for a month based on your current situation.
  • An explanation of how the budget supports each of your personal goals.

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