Skint or Minted

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You’re 17 years old, working full time and living in a rented flat.

  • What type of job might you do?
  • How much money do you think you would earn?
  • What’s the national minimum wage?
  • What benefits might you be entitled to?

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Budget game

Essentials

Luxuries


Food

Transport

Rent

Broadband

Council tax

Mobile Phone

Gas bill

Clothes

Electricity bill

Water bill

Trainers

Toiletries

Cinema

Eating out

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Essentials

  • Food £200
  • Rent £450
  • Council tax £70
  • Gas bill £15
  • Electricity bill £15
  • Water bill £30
  • Total = £780 pcm

Luxuries

  • Transport
  • Online broadband
  • Mobile phone
  • Clothes
  • Trainers
  • Toiletries
  • Cinema
  • Eating out

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Cost-cutting suggestions

  • Use comparison websites to shop around for cheaper deals
  • Pay bills by direct debit (often cheaper)
  • Reduce energy consumption (don’t leave lights on, turn thermostat down)
  • Buy cheaper supermarket own brand products on food, toiletries
  • Swap to a cheaper mobile phone package
  • Buying and cooking food from scratch, not getting takeaways or eating out
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