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Reality Check

What does it cost to live in your city of choice? What salary would you like to have? Which career will give you the lifestyle that you want?

As you explore careers, think about what your basic needs such as food, shelter, transportation, and health care cost.

Reality Check Tool

This interactive tool will help you achieve your desired lifestyle through career choices and training or education.

Dream Jobs

Do you have a dream job in mind? Find out what your chances are of becoming a celebrity or professional athlete.

Wage and Budget Calculator

Calculate the cost of living in different parts of Minnesota. Enter your monthly costs and find out the hourly wage needed to pay your bills.

MnCareers Facilitator Guide — "Budgeting" (1.13MB, .pdf)

Provides resources and activities to help you create budgets. Learn how finances affect your personal, career, and education plans.

GPS LifePLan

A website that provides information on paying for education, saving for the future, and ways to budget your money.