Reality Check
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REALITY CHECK is an online calculator that shows students how much income is needed when they are on their own to support the lifestyle they want. Students fill out a checklist of lifestyle choices, including shelter, food, etc. Reality Check tells them how much income and education are needed & lists a few jobs that fall in the desired pay scale.

Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy (Jumpstart)
Published / Released Year
Format and Delivery
Online Accessible, Online Use/Online Learning
Resource Type
Tools, Toolkits, Apps, Simulations
Target Audience
High School, College/Postsecondary
Contact Information
(888) 453-3822
Jump$tart Standards

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  • Review made at 08:59am on November 3rd, 2019 by
    I use this resource with 8th graders. Students love it. I combine it with having students use the information generated from the online format to segway into looking up the various jobs in the Occupational Outlook Handbook which is part of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. I highly recommend this resource as an entry level resource.