BC: Trent Clevenger 5th Period | The Real World Project
FC: The Real World Project By: Trent Clevenger
1: Table of Contents Education .... Page 2 Profession .... Page 3 City Overview .... Page 4 & 5 Standard Living .... Page 6 & 7 Household Items .... Page 8 & 9 Transportation .... Page 10 & 11 Grocery List .... Page 12 & 13 Entertainment & Miscellaneous .... Page 14 & 15 Budget Reflection .... Page 16 & 17 About the Author .... Page 18 & 19
2: Education | I attended Georgia Tech. It is located in Atlanta, Georgia. I chose this university because it is one of the best engineering schools in the world and it isn't far from home. I majored in mechanical engineering.I am now looking for a job as a mechanical engineer. I chose this profession because it has interested me since I was a little kid. I also like to design and build stuff, and a mechanical engineer does both.
3: Some of the key responsibilities of this job include research, design, evaluate, install, operate, and maintain mechanical products, equipment, systems and processes to meet requirements, applying knowledge of engineering principles. The average salary for this job is $81,960 per year. My ultimate goal in this profession is to become the manager of my company. | Profession
4: City Overview
5: Now that I have graduated, I plan on moving to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I chose this city because there are many job opportunities and a good average salary for mechanical engineers there. | Tuscaloosa is located on the banks of the Black Warrior River in west-central Alabama. The overall population in this city is 93,000. It is close to Birmingham, AL, Bessemer, AL, and Hoover, AL. The primary forms of entertainment in this city are Alabama football games, the Mercedes-Benz museum, and University of Alabama Theater Programs. Most people in this city work in the nursing industry. Crime in this city is high.
6: Standard Living
7: I am going to live at The Links at Tuscaloosa Apartment. The rent for this apartment is $660. In order to move in, I will need to pay a $660 security deposit. This apartment includes a full size washer and dryer. Other bills that I will have to pay each month include electricity, water, cable, internet, home phone, and cell phone.
8: Household Items
9: The apartment I chose cam equipped with a washer and dryer. Therefore, I had to purchase a refrigerator, couch, and a kitchen table. | With the assistance of my graduation present, I got a laptop, stove, and TV. This amount gave me additional money for the month. The majority of these funds were spent on furniture and appliances. Some of my priorities in furnishing my apartment were electronics and couches/chairs. Some things I had to do without were tray tables, a desk, and a loveseat.
11: At this point in the project I can afford a car. I chose a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 as my form of transportation. This car costs $16,998. I need to pay $391.45 per month, for 48 months. The APR is 5%, the total paid is $18,789.60, and the total amount of interest earned is $1,791.60.
12: Grocery List
13: My total grocery bill this month was $224. I purchased items in the following categories: Breakfast - $30, Hygiene - $35, Snack - $46, Lunch/Dinner - $83, & Other - $29. A majority of funds were spent in the Lunch/Dinner category, because it includes two meals for everyday of the month. I believe that this list will be sufficient in feeding myself for a full month. In drafting this grocery list, I learned that food is expensive and if you buy it for a full month, it can cost you a lot.
14: Entertainment & Miscellaneous
15: After paying all of my monthly bills, I have $1,937.47 left to spend on entertainment and miscellaneous items. I have chosen to set aside money for the following: Savings - $100 to save money every month, Home Maintenance - $300 to be safe if something goes wrong, Vehicle Maintenance - $300 just to be safe, Fast Food - $150 so I can eat out if I want to, Haircut - $20 to get haircuts, Entertainment - $300 to have fun with, Clothing - $150 to buy clothes, & Shoes - $120 to buy shoes. After making allocations for this section, my final budget total is $495.47.
16: Budget Reflection
18: About The Author
19: Trent Clevenger is a student at Oxford High School. He enjoys fishing, hunting, and playing sports. When it comes to writing Trent likes to write about baseball, football, and Alabama football. Trent finds the most challenging part of writing to be coming up with a good topic. When Trent gets older, he hopes to become a mechanical engineer. His advice for students that will be entering the 9th grade next year is to do your homework, because if you don't, you'll pay for it later.