BC: The Real World Project By: Alexis McCorkle 5th Period
FC: The Real World By: Alexis McCorkle
1: About the Author | Alexis McCorkle is a student at Oxford High School. She enjoys reading, playing soccer, and hanging out with her friends. When it comes to writing Alexis likes to write about Soccer, things she does with her friends, and current events. Alexis finds the most challenging part of writing to be making it creative and fun to read. When Alexis gets older she hopes to Go to college graduate with a degree in some type of Criminal Justice. Her advice for students entering the 9th grade next year is to pay attention in class, do your work and to remember that your grades count and will affect you later.
3: Table of Contents About the Author.... page 1 Education.... page 3 Profession.... page 4 City overview.... page 5 & 6 Standard Living.... page 7 & 8 Household Items.... page 9 & 10 Transportation.... page 11 & 12 Grocery list.... page 13 & 14 Entertainment & Miscellaneous....page 15 & 16 Budget Reflection.... page 17 & 18
4: Education | I attended the University of Alabama in Birmingham. I chose this University because I thought they had a beautiful campus and a great law program. I majored in government law enforcement. I am now looking for a job as a specialist in counter-terrorism. I chose this profession because I want to help people and stop people who hurt others.
5: Profession | Some of the key responsibilities of this job are to protect the U.S. from terrorist, espionage, foreign, and cyber-based attacks. The annual salary for this job is 61,000-69,000 a year. My ultimate goal in this profession is to become the best I can be and to enjoy my job.
6: City overview
7: Now that i have graduated i plan to move to Arlington, Virgina. I chose to live in this city because it is close to were I will work, and it has beautiful parks and monuments. The overall population is around 221,045. Arlington is close to Washington D.C., Springfield, and Annandale. The primary forms of entertainment are walking through marine memorial parks, visiting historical monuments and going to the movies. Most people in this city work for the Government. This city has a medium crime rate; most crimes consist of theft.
8: Standard Living
9: I will be living in Westland Gardens Apartments and Townhouses 4700 Gateway terrace, Baltimore, MD 21227. I will have a rent of $776.00. The deposit fee is $776.00. Some of the features of this apartment are that it comes with a washer and dry unit, it also is cable ready, some of the utilities are paid along with air conditioning being provided.
10: House hold items
11: The apartment I chose came equipped with a washer and dryer unit. Therefore I had to purchase a Couch, T.V., kitchen set, tables, and bed room furniture. Along with cooking utensils, towels, and sheets. With the assistance of my graduation present I was able to cover all of those expenses along with some things gifted to me from my parents. I ended up with $386.48 dollars left over this was added to my monthly budget and gave me extra money in case I needed it. Some of my priorities in furnishing were making sure I had the basic things first.
13: At this point I can not afford a car. Instead of a car, I chose the Subway as my form of transportation. Taking the Subway will cost me 5 dollars per day and 150 dollars per month. I am fine with this form of transportation.
14: Grocery list
15: My total grocery bill for this month was $ 278.00. I purchased items in the following categories; Hygiene-$ 39.00, Cold- $ 40.00, Canned $ 63.00, perishable $ 107.00, other $ 30.00. A majority of my funds were spent in the perishable category because that is were most of my food comes from. I believe that this list will be sufficient in feeding myself for a month. In drafting this grocery list, i learned that it is harder to make a good grocery list that will feed you for a month.
16: Entertainment and miscellaneous items
17: After paying all my monthly bills I have $ 2,188.09 left to spend on entertainment and miscellaneous items. I have chosen to set aside money for the following: savings- $500.00- To have money just in case, Home maintenance- $1,000.00- Just in case something breaks, Fast food- $45.00- If I need to eat on the go, Salon service- $10.00- For a haircut, Entertainment- $50.00- To hang out with friends, Clothing- 200.00- If I need clothes, Shoes- $100.00- If I need shoes. After making allocations for this section my final budget total is $283.09
18: Budget Reflection