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Hoe Much Money DO You Need? It Depends (?)
PBS. Your Money, Your Life
Real People. Real Issues. Get Your Financial Life on Track. Includes videos, calculators, a glossary, quizzes, and other tools and resources.
Practical Money Skills
Learn about budgeting, saving, credit, debt, identity theft, etc
Personal financial literacy advice ranging from information about credit cards to education to insurance and more.
Smart About Money
A wide range of financial topics from the National Endowment for Financial Education.
More Useful Websites
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy. American Institute of CPAs
Explore the financial literacy life stages. Includes a loan calculator, mortgage calculator, savings calculators, student budgets, etc.
Cost of Living Calculator
"Whether you’re planning for an upcoming move or just curious about the cost of living in other cities, the PayScale Cost of Living Calculator is the place to begin your research (or daydreaming). Just enter your salary and job title as well as your current location and the city where you’re considering a move. Not only will we show you the cost of living difference, but we’ll let you know how much you need to make in the new location to maintain your current standard of living."
Cost of Living Wizard
See how relocating (or staying where you are) might affect your standard of living. You can compare living-cost indexes and salary differentials between your current and future locations.
What if you don’t make much money? How do you get by?
Play Spent - A Poverty Simulation Game
Try the online game Spent to get a feel for the kinds of choices that we have to make without sufficient income. This game was developed with Durham, North Carolina in mind
Worth, Sarah. (2016, September 19). Poverty simulation prepares medical students for patients who struggle. An exercise done at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Health to help medical students understand the financial world that some of their patients face.
More "Poverty Simulation" sites
Could you live off of $438 a week?
From Marketplace.org: "Could you live off of $438.67 a week? That's the poverty threshold for a family of four, according to U.S. Census data for 2011." Try the simulator and see how you do!
Walk in My Shoes
From United Way: "Take a Walk In My Shoes to experience real life examples of the difficult budget decisions some of us have to make each month. Even when you are working hard, the world can throw you some curveballs that can change your life in an instant."