What about the utilities … electric, gas, water, garbage, cable … What about FOOD??
School is over - congrats, you graduated!Now it's time to make it on your own. Remember to pay yourself first. Make good choices to stay within your budget! Money in savings = winner!
Where will you live?City or suburbs, small town or farm life?Live with your parents, rent an apartment on your own, or maybe share costs with a roomie or two??
What's your style? Maybe you'll have things from home. Garage sales may offer bargains, but … used? Do you just HAVE to have that big screen TV? How much do you have to spend?
Mobility Matters!How will you get to work, the gym, the grocery? If you live in a city you might choose public transportation. If not, what kind of car can you afford? Or can you walk or ride your bike? Consider the weather, too!
World of WorkYour work wardrobe is likely to be a big initial expense. Are you a fashionista or all about keeping it comfy? What's the dress code? What else will you need in your new professional role?
Vacay or Play?It's time to relax! What do you do to unwind? Consider the costs of streaming services, gym memberships, hanging out with friends, concerts, movies … and maybe planning ahead to afford a vacation!