On Your Own: A Personal Budgeting Simulation
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Level(s): Flesch-Kincaid

Author : Mary Queen Donnelly


320 Pages  Paperback 

3rd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2004, 1996

©2010 , Published


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This activity-based simulation depicts a recent high school graduate finding out what it means to be on their own financially. The simulation allows students to experience the process of opening a checking account, renting an apartment, applying for credit, looking for a job, buying a car, shopping ... more


Students learn the financial procedures necessary for successful personal financial management using a simulated checkbook, expense report, and personal finance record folder.

The On Your Own for Life activities in each chapter require students to gather information from the newspaper, the library,... more

New to this Edition

Updated technology keeps students abreast with current trends.

Coverage of online banking keeps students up-to-date with technology.

A new chapter covers stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.

Chapter on exploring transportation options now includes leasing.