Students will be given an opportunity to learn how to create spreadsheets, develop a budge and research careers. This is an engaging project that requires the participation of the entire class. Students will develop an understanding of how a small town operates and will be given the chance to design their own house based on their income. Their mortgage will be calculated using a simple formula. Students will randomly select a career and a family size. Students have the potential to move up by running for mayor. The mayor will run a campaign and help the citizens in the town determine what essentials services should be provided.