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Forming a budget is one of the most important parts of financial success. As you first enter the workforce, or even if you switch jobs, knowing how much money you will have available to spend on different aspects of your life will help you avoid debt and possibly even save some money for a rainy day.


To get started, select an option below

Choose Your Lifestyle


When you select this option, you will be asked a series of questions to help you determine the lifestyle you want to lead and how much it will cost you. When you are finished you can look at occupations that might support that lifestyle.

 

Pick Your Salary


If you think you know how much money you are going to make, you can work backwards to see if that salary will support the lifestyle you want to lead. If it does not, you can search for alternative occupations that might.

Budget how much money you'll need   Budget from a starting salary