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The New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project


1/4/22: Financial Management & Budgeting for Self-Advocates

Join us while we identify the five building blocks of the budget: needs, wants, income, expense, and tracking spending. We will practice putting these together into a sample budget and discuss the difference between short-term and long-term savings goals. Understanding these building blocks will help you to develop a healthier relationship with money and be more aware of how our choices affect our budgets. You may want access to a calculator or calculator app for some simple math problems.

Dr. Anne Ryan is the Online Program Director for STRIVE WorldWIDE, an online program designed to teach independent living skills to individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism.

Sara Brown is the Coordinator for STRIVE WorldWIDE program at PSL Services/STRIVE.