Let’s Play Budget Mania!

2016_0421-BudgetManiaTalkin’ 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!

Click here and download this PDF form to be on your way to your first budget!

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.”


Lions WR Sticks to a Tight Budget




From Bleacher Report – ESPN.com’s Michael Rothstein published a story last Friday about Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles, highlighting the player’s steadfast approach toward long-term financial security.

Rothstein’s piece focuses on the figure of $60,000—a mark Broyles notes as his “give or take” annual expenditure target for lodging, food, entertainment and living expenses for him, his wife and newborn.

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