This project is a comprehensive life and budgeting project.
The idea is to give students a taste of what it is like to have to manage a real budget with real expenses. I used this project as the basis for a semester long class about managing money and career development.
Included in this product are student instructions, Life Strikes! cards (which include events that could mess up even the most carefully planned budget!) All that you need to do is to decide on how much money to give the students!