While in college, Pam Jenkins worked part-time and was never concerned about long-term financial planning. Rather than creating a budget, she used her checkbook and savings account (which usually had a very low balance) to handle her financial needs.
After completing college, Pam began her career as a sales representative for a clothing manufacturer located in California.
After one year, her assets consist of a 2002 automobile, a television set, some electronic entertainment equipment, and clothing and other personal belongs, with a total value of about $8,200.
Starting a career
Monthly income$2,600Living expenses$2,180Assets$8,200Liabilities$3,470Emergency fund