Begin:

  1. VIRTUAL BUSINESS CHALLENGE PERSONAL FINANCE–BEGINS FEB 6, 2017
  2. Scroll to the top
  3. Click REGISTER FOR COMPETITION
  4. Click REGISTER FOR COMPETITION
  5. Choose IA
  6. Choose BELLEVUE HIGH SCHOOL IN BELLEVUE
  7. Choose FBLA VBC FINANCE
  8. Check “I accept……”
  9. Click REGISTER
  10. Do the TUTORIAL while Mrs. Weber puts you on a team.
  11. Once you are on a team, click COMPETE

Goal: Before you leave today you will continue to prepare to make your final decisions for the budget challenge.

  1. Log in to your Budget Challenge account
  2. Under STUDENT HOME, click HOW TO PLAY
  3. Scroll down and look at TIPS & KEY SKILLS (click on each one) and look at the AVERAGE U.S. HOUSEHOLD SPENDING pie chart–it might help you make decisions!!
  4. REVIEW FROM LAST CLASS:
    1. Click on VENDOR SELECTION in the STUDENT HOME menu
    2. Focus on deciding your 401(k) plan. There is language that is confusing in the directions. Go to the KNOWLEDGE BASE page listed under the STUDENT HOME menu
    3. Scroll down to the 401(K) section and click 401(K)
    4. Scroll down and find Can you provide further clarification on the 401(k) plans that are offered?–Read it–DID IT HELP????!!!! Now decide which 401(k) plan you would use. I would wait and pick this one last because I want to save as much as I can in my 401(K), but I still want to be able to pay my bills and have some spending money. On the JOB tab choose the 401(K) plan you may want and choose a percentage. Now, scroll down and look at your NET PAY for that percentage and plan. Can you pay your bills and have some spending money?  FYI: That is your NET PAY for TWO WEEKS. You will get TWO paychecks per month.
  5. NOW: Pick your other plans and figure out how much you will need to spend for all your other bills PER MONTH. Then you can decide how much to put away (which plan to pick) for the 401(K).
  6. Use the KNOWLEDGE BASE and HELP DESK to help you!! Talk to each other also!!! Learn as much as you can about each one now so when you start the game you will know what to look for in your bills. FIGURE HOW MUCH YOU WILL PAY PER MONTH FOR EACH ONE!!! READ CAREFULLY!!!!!
  7. GO TO STUDENT HOME AND TAKE THE PRE TESTS & SURVEY FOR POINTS!!!

FINALIZE EVERYTHING FOR THE CONTEST!!

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