1st Reading - Where Does Kate’s Money Go?
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2nd Reading - Where Does Kate’s Money Go?
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Where Does Kate’s Money Go?

Kate used to worry about money. By the end of the month, little remained. Making a budget has helped. Kate now knows where her money goes. She knows what she needs to save. She feels more in control.

Kate has many monthly bills. The cable and internet bill is $100.00. Her cell phone bill is $80.00. The electricity bill is $75.00. The rent is $750.00.

Kate pays these bills early. She pays them a week before the due date. Late fees can be costly. She does not want to waste her money on late fees.

Some bills need to be paid only once or twice a year. Kate gets a bill for car insurance twice a year. She needs to pay $250.00 in May and November. Kate plans for this ​expense​. She saves $50.00 each month. The money is ready when the bill comes.

Kate is pleased with her finances. She is proud of her saving and spending plan. She knows how much money is coming in each month. She knows how much money is going out each month. The budget is based on her ​income ​and expenses.

Kate knows she is able to pay her bills. Some months, she even has money left over! Life is good.

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3rd Reading - Where Does Kate’s Money Go?
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