Choose Your Economic Adventure

Choose Your Economic Adventure

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  • Age: 22 Degree: Business GPA: 2.4 Debt: $28,650 Savings Balance: $4,700
  • Meet Tod! Just finishing college at Boston University and is excited to get into the real world and live out the American dream. Right now, Tod lives in a small apartment he shares with 4 friends from college. His parents used to pay his portion of the $2,000 a month rent but now he does. Tod works at part time at the target down the road from his place.
  • Tod and his roommates are normal guys, they spend their time playing video games. However the other guys are messy and party a lot. Tod thought things would change and the guys would go out and get jobs. Should Tod move out of his college bachelor pad? If yes keep reading. If no go to slide 10. 
  • Tod is moving out! He first has to find a place he can afford, in Boston, without splitting the rent with anyone. Ambitiously he sets his budget at $1,600 thinking that he can afford it by picking up a few more shifts at the Target and looking for a real job. 
  • While looking for apartments, Tod  has narrowed it down to two options with the help of is realtor. One is his dream apartment, clean and new but over budget ( other is cheaper but also not as nice and smaller ( Which should he choose? If #1  go to slide 8. If #2 keep reading.
  • Tod moved into the cheaper and smaller apartment, and is happy. He can afford to live and search for a full time job but still needs to work extra hours to cover the cost. His search for a full time job has been uneventful and is thinking of taking more hours at Target and giving up on his job search. If he should give up and work full time at Target go to #8. If he keeps looking for a job go to #6.
  • Tod continues his search for a job. He is struggling to pay rent but knows it will pay off in the end. He applies for several jobs he is qualified for and is schedualing interviews. In the mean time he has stopped payments to his student loan debts and asked his parents to help with his rent. 
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