What You'll Learn:
What low-income working families go through each month as they try to stay within a budget
How you can partner with United Way of Lee County to help families move from poverty to self-sufficiency
How it Works:
You’ll have options worth 1, 2, or 3 credits for each of 8 budget categories.
Decide how much to spend in each budget category. Will you have 1 meal a day or 3? Can you afford a car?
Can you make ends meet?
- Technology Access
- Child Care
- Laundry Facilities
Your Family Situation:
For the purpose of this exercise, you are a part of a family of 4: Yourself, your partner, your 4-year-old son, and your 7-year-old daughter.
You work full-time, your partner works 2 part-time jobs, and you both make minimum wage ($7.25/hour).
Your monthly budget consists of 15 credits; you need to decide how many credits you’ll spend in each basic budget category to provide for your family.
When you run out of credits, you’ve spent all your money for the month, but depending on your choices, your family may not have what you need to make it until the next payday.