After researching careers and salaries, they will choose an occupation and salary to create a living monthly budget. This worksheet has them calculate how much they think (based on a given scale) their mortgage, cell phone, utilities, etc. will cost. After creating their budget they will also calculate in taxes and discuss whether or not they will make enough money or not. This worksheet creates great discussion about bills and student loans. Great for inclusion of real-life math skills. I usually have them do two occupations/salaries, making sure one is an average salary.