Unit 4 – Individual Project
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Type: Individual ProjectUnit: BudgetingDue Date: Wed,11/24/21Grading Type: NumericPoints Possible: 125Points Earned: Points Earned not available Deliverable Length: See assignment detailsView objectives for this assignment
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Rhonda Jones and her husband have a combined annual income of $50,000 after taxes. Their mortgage payment is $1,284 per month. Their average utilities payment per month is $403. The groceries and food expenses average $506 per month. They have a car payment of $402 a month. Their medical insurance is $198 per month. Gas for the car averages $102 a month, and their car insurance is $246 a month. Other miscellaneous expenses are $206 a month.
Download and complete this budget sheet, and submit it with this assignment. For this assignment, answer the following:
Write a short paper (200-300 words) answering the following questions.
- Do the Jones’s have a surplus or a deficit? If they have a surplus, suggest how they can use the extra money.
- Explain why it is important to have 3 to 6 months’ salary saved for an emergency fund.
- Explain the concept of “paying yourself first.”
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Individual Project Rubric
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ExpectationPoints PossiblePoints EarnedCommentsAssignment-Specific: Provided Suggestions for how to use the surplus.
Assignment-Specific: Articulated the concepts of emergency funds
Assignment-Specific: Explained the concept of “paying yourself first.”
Organization: Assignment presents information logically and is clearly relevant to discussion topic.
Professional Language: Assignment contains accurate grammar, spelling, and punctuation with few or no errors.
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Federal Trade Commission (FTC). (2012). Make a budget. Retrieved from https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/pdf-1020-make-budget-worksheet.pdf
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