Budgeting

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Quick Quiz

Challenge yourself with this short quiz to test your budgeting know-how and sharpen your skills. Whether you’re already a budgeting expert or a beginner with room to improve, take the quiz to find out how to manage money better.

1

What is the purpose of a personal budget?

a
Make a plan to organize and manage your money
b
Figure out how much you have saved for emergencies
C
Guarantee you earn more
D
List all of your investments

Correct!

The purpose of a personal budget is to make a plan to organize and manage your money based on how much you earn and spend.

Not quite.

The purpose of a personal budget is to make a plan to organize and manage your money based on how much you earn and spend.

2

What is an example of a flexible expense?

A
Rent payment
B
Internet bill
C
Groceries
D
Subscription fees

Correct!

Groceries are a flexible expense and can vary month to month.

Not quite.

Groceries are a flexible expense and can vary month to month.

3

What kind of expense is a rent payment?

A
Flexible expense
B
Unfixed expense
C
Fixed expense
D
Preliminary expense

Correct!

A rent payment is a fixed expense because it is based on a particular rate and is due each month.

Not quite.

Your rent payments are based on a particular rate and are due each month.

4

Disposable income is

A
Endless money at your disposal
B
Your income minus your income taxes
C
Your income divided by your expenses
D
Money you put toward an emergency fund

Correct!

Your disposable income is the money you have left over for saving and spending after you subtract your income taxes.

Not quite.

Your disposable income is the money you have left over for saving and spending after you subtract your income taxes. Your disposable income is the money you have left over for saving and spending after you subtract your income taxes.

5

What is the first step in creating a monthly budget?

A
Determine your average monthly income and expenses
B
Invest extra funds
C
Divide your income by your expenses
D
Open a new deposit account

Correct!

Determining your average monthly net income and expenses is the first step in creating a new monthly budget.

Not quite.

The first step in creating a new monthly budget is to determine your average monthly income and expenses.

Your Score

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