How would you allocate your remaining income to make ends meet? Draw up a budget that covers all of your major expenses (housing, food, childcare, transportation, clothing, utilities, healthcare and health insurance, etc.), using realistic prices for your local area.
In a brief (400-600 word) first section of a reflection paper, answer the following questions: When you created your budget were there any major expenses you will be unable to afford? What are some expenses that you chose not to provide for your family? Why did you choose to provide other expenses instead? What do you think are the consequences of not having those expenses provided?