A plan for how to spend your money

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What is a budget?. A plan for how to spend your money. How do you spend your money each month?. Work with a small group to make of list of things you spend money on each month. For example: Rent Groceries. Work together with a partner to figure out Marks budget. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Slide 1A plan for how to spend your moneyWhat is a budget?How do you spend your money each month?Work with a small group to make of list of things you spend money on each month. For example:RentGroceriesWork together with a partner to figure out Marks budget.Please help Mark make a budget.Mark earns $3700 per month at his full time job. He rents an apartment for $1560 per month. He pays $350 per month for his car payment. He also spends $40 dollars per week on gas. The insurance on the car is $95 per month. Each month he pays $25 for the water bill. The electricity bill is about $50. Mark pays $70 for cable, phone and internet. He pays $55 per month for his cell phone. Mark is single and eats out a lot. He spends 80 dollars a week on restaurant lunches. He is interested in finding a wife so he is dating a lot. He has a date every Friday night and spends $70 on dinner and a movie or the theater. He doesnt cook, so his grocery bill is only about 100 dollars per month.Mark is trying to save money for a down payment on his first house. How much is Mark able to save per month?