Finance Life Skills for Teens and Adults - An Adulting Life Skills Activity

How to Create a Monthly Budget

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Benefits and Features

  • Forecasting monthly expenses such as housing, utilities, food, and transportation
  • Calculating the difference between forecasted and actual monthly expenses
  • Identifying and managing variable expenses, such as eating out
  • The best way to identify multiple sources of income, such as a paycheck
  • Setting and managing emergency savings and personal savings goals
  • This resource promotes curiosity and improves focus through age-appropriate topics
  • Visual learners will be captivated by this resource’s relatable graphics
  • The life skill is illustrated with real-world examples to make it easier to apply
  • This SPED life skills activity is ideal for classrooms, adult education programs, autism life skill centers, and individual therapy sessions, including ABA and speech therapy.

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