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Girls, imagine you've just graduated from high school or college, and you're about to embark on your life as an independent, adult consumer.

Answer these simple questions about what you think your lifestyle will be.

Will you take public transportation or drive a new car? Will you cook your own meals or eat out? When you're done, click "See Reality..." below and find out what kind of income you'll need to support your adult lifestyle.


                                                                                 SHELTER    (Check the one that's the most likely match)







 ____________   At home with parents 

 ____________   My own apartment in big city

 ____________   Shared apartment in big city

 ____________    Own apartment in small city or town

 ____________    Shared apartment in small city or town

                                                   
                                                                                   TRANSPORTATION (Check the one that's the most likely match)








 ____________    New car (economy)

 ____________    New car (medium size)


 ____________    Used car (economy)


____________     Used car (medium size)


____________     Public transportation


 ____________    No transportation (bike, walk, etc.)

                                                     

                                                                                   FOOD (Check the one that's the most likely match)








 ____________    Mostly at home with parents

____________     Half at home with parents, half at restaurants including fast food


 ____________    Some at home with parents but mostly at restaurants/fast food


 ____________    Mostly at home in my own place


 ____________    Half at home in my own place, half at restaurants including fast food


 ____________    Some at home in my own place but mostly at restaurants/fast food

                                                                                      UTILITIES (Check the one that's the most likely match)





 ____________    Included in rent or free if living with parents

 ____________    Pay utilities (electricity, water, gas, oil) myself


____________     Share utilities (electricity, water, gas, oil) with roommate(s)




                                                           COMMUNICATIONS (Check all that will apply to you)







 ____________    Phone - land line

 ____________    Cell Phone (basic)


____________     Smart phone


____________     Internet/WiFi

____________    Cable/Satellite TV

 ____________    Basic (local stations, government, public access)

 ____________    Standard digital starter with all but
premium stations

 ____________        Top tier digital with premium stations and DVR

____________           Phone/internet/TV bundle



                                                                                                   PERSONAL (Check all that will apply to you)










______________      Clothing — Women's professional (suits, etc.) and casual

______________      Clothing — Women's casual only

 ____________          Clothing — Men's professional (suits) and casual

 ____________          Clothing — Men's casual only

 ____________          Haircuts — men

 ____________           Haircut — women

 ____________        Cosmetics (mascara, eye shadow and lipstick)


                                                                                                MISCELLANEOUS (Check all that will apply to you)









 ____________Regular dry cleaning

 ____________Coin/Laundry/Laundromat

 ____________Health club

 ____________Medical Services (including health insurance, drugs and medicine co-pays)

 ____________Pets

                                                                  STUDENT LOANS (Check which of the following is most likely)





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____________ I won't have student loans (because I won't go to college or my parents will pay )

____________ I will have average student loans

____________ I will have some student loans, but less than average

 ____________I will have higher than average student loans