FC: The Real World By Haddy Touray
1: Table of Contents profession & education city overview standard living Household Items Transportation Grocery List Entertainment & Miscellaneous
2: About the Author
3: Haddy Touray is a 9th grade student at Oxford High School, she enjoys movies and spending time with her family. when it comes to writing Haddy likes to write about real-life dilemmas, Haddy finds the most challenging part of writing to be creating a plot. when Haddy gets older she hopes to be a successful social worker. Her advice to students that will be entering the 9th grade next year is to pay attention in this class because it teaches a lot about financial situations and life in general.
4: Profession & Education
5: I attended the college university of Alabama at Birmingham. I Majored in sociology & Human Services. The amount of money i paid in all to attend this college was $22,517. I would like to become a social worker. social workers identify and assist students with social or academic challenges. social workers make up to $44,000 per year.
6: City Overview
7: I Chose to start my life in this city because it is where I graduated college and isn't to far away from home. The geographical features that surround this city is the Gulf of Mexico and the Red Mountain Range. Birmingham does experience natural disasters like thunderstorms and floods. It is also located near Mountainbrook, Hoover, And Trussville. some tourist attractions in Birmingham would be the science Mcwane center, and the Birmingham railroad park. In this city i hope to work in the Children's health system. The presence of crime in this city is high, the highest being burglary and the lowest being murder.
8: Standard Living
9: The apartment i selected is the Place at Galleria, I chose this apartment because it is nice and in my price range. The rent per month is $650. My apartment has many amenities like a refrigerator, washer and dryer, central air conditioning and a dishwasher. The cost of my cable is $24.99 and it is DirecTv, my Internet is included. My monthly telephone bill is $19.95.
10: Household Items
11: House hold items that are provided in my apartment is a refrigerator, stove,washer,Dryer, & a mini fridge. im going to pay $179 for my Tv, And my computer for all of my assignments is gifted. I got a good deal on my couch for $138 and a kitchen table and chairs for $175. My bed is also gifted. i bought a whole dinner set from Wal-Mart for $39.92. i Spent in total of $80.78 on all of my cooking utensils.
13: The car i purchased is a used Jeep Grand Cherokee. it cost $16,998. I Chose a 72 month plan which is i have to pay $273.75 every month.
14: Grocery List
15: I spent a total of $236 on my groceries. For groceries i bought bread, eggs, milk, cereal, pop tarts, etc. For lunch and dinner i bought bought ground beef, home style bakes, hamburger helper, Hormel completes etc. I Spent $38 on hygiene products including soap, deodorant, lotion and lotion. some cleaning supplies i bought are laundry detergent, and bleach.
17: For my miscellaneous activities and entertainment i spent $700 I spent $200 on home maintenance, and vehicle maintenance. i put $100 toward my clothes and $50 for shoes. for entertainment/activities i spent $30. For eating out i spent $20. And $70 went to my savings.
18: Budget Summary
19: I spent most of my money on household items, and i spent the least of my money on health and personal care. I didn't expect my car to be as expensive so I made the sacrifice of choosing a different car that was within my budget. I most likely wont have as much money next month as i did this month because, some of my money from my gifted $2000 dollars was added into my budget, meaning i will not be able to afford as much. i learned from this project how expensive household items are. The easiest task of this project was shopping for groceries and other amenities. the hardest part was keeping track of your money and how much you have left to spend.