ECONOMICS (CBSE/UGC NET)

ECONOMICS

BUDGETING

 Question [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
You are putting together your first post-graduation budget. Your take-home or net pay will be \$2, 500 per month. You estimate your monthly costs to be rent of \$800, car payment of \$350, car insurance of \$150, car maintenance of \$50, entertainment of \$500, food expense of \$250, cable bill of \$75, mobile phone of \$100, student loan payment of \$100 and other expense of \$300. How would you describe your budget after analyzing all of your income and expenses?
 A You have a surplus of \$175 B You have a deficit of \$175 C You have a deficit of \$2, 675 D You have a surplus of \$2, 500
Explanation:

Detailed explanation-1: -By Melissa Green | Citizens Bank Staff One of the most common percentage-based budgets is the 50/30/20 rule. The idea is to divide your income into three categories, spending 50% on needs, 30% on wants, and 20% on savings.

Detailed explanation-2: -Our 50/30/20 calculator divides your take-home income into suggested spending in three categories: 50% of net pay for needs, 30% for wants and 20% for savings and debt repayment. Find out how this budgeting approach applies to your money. Monthly after-tax income. Do you know your “want” categories?

Detailed explanation-3: -Popularized by Elizabeth Warren in her book, All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan, this budgeting rule involves putting 50% of your after-tax income into mandatory living expenses or needs, 30% into wants, and 20% toward savings and debt repayment.

Detailed explanation-4: -Monthly 50/30/20 budget worksheet. Keep your monthly budget and savings on track and on target with the 50/30/20 approach. Designate 50% of your income to needs (mortgage/rent, utilities, car payments), 30% to wants (travel, concerts, fashion splurges) and 20% goes directly to your savings account(s) and debts.

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