During the Welcome to the Real World program, you will be making many decisions about what you would like to do in the future. After you have chosen an occupation, you will be asked to think about where you would like to live, what kinds of purchases you would like to make, and how much money you would like to save.
Then you will receive a monthly salary and pay your taxes based on the occupation you have chosen. Next, you will decide how much money you want to save and fill out your savings account register. If your occupation and salary require you to pay part of your student loan, you will deduct that amount. The remainder of your money will be deposited into your checking account. As you make purchases, you will keep track of your expenses in your transaction register.
So Let’s Get Started!
You will need to download either the pdf version or the Excel spreadsheets the Transaction Register.
- If you choose the Excel version, please have it open on a separate window so you can go back and forth between the simulation and the Excel files.
- For the pdf version, you can print and add your answers by hand. You will also need to add and subtract your expenditures with the pdf version.
You can download the files here:
Transaction Register. pdf/ Excel
For Excel files, you can download file and open in google sheets. The instructions can be found here.