Talkin’ Money presents the ever-popular financial literacy game but is really not a game at all! It’s time for Budget-Mania! Where millennials learn about keeping a budget for their spending and saving. After all, if you don’t have a plan then good-bye budget and hello chaos!
As you can see by this form it’s really quite simple, but like everything else in life, you got to stick with it in order to succeed. It’s a game of pluses and minuses. Income, such as your take home pay from your job, is a plus. Your parents give you money for your birthday, plus. As for the minus, that’s all of your expenses from car repairs to your monthly rent, from paying your health insurance to shopping for groceries.
Add up all of your expenses and subtract it from your income and you are well on your way to winning at Budget-Mania! That’s because you have a plan and that information will help keep you out of spiraling debt.
As my old friend Ben Franklin always said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”