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One’s lifestyle is to their standard of living as present is to:
a) recent.
b) future.
c) past.
d) gift.

Sarah learned in her Financial Education class that she needs to consider the cost of living when comparing job offers. Which is the most important consideration?
a) The total value of the benefits package she will be offered in her new job
b) The average cost of basic necessities, such as housing and food in the city where her new job is
c) How much she will spend in moving expenses to relocate to the city where her new job is
d) The total amount of her college costs compared to the salary she is being offered in her new job

Which statement is not true?
a) Jobs are paid positions.
b) People can develop human capital in a variety of ways.
c) Most people have several careers throughout their lifetime.
d) Transferable skills can be applied to many personal and professional roles.

The regular schedule that employers use to pay their employees is called the:
a) worker’s compensation
b) pay period.
c) employer contributions.
d) employee benefits.

The average cost of basic necessities, such as housing and food for a particular city is called the:
a) economy of living.
b) cost of living.
c) standard of living.
d) lifestyle.

Career assessments help to identify:
a) the job an individual should have if he/she wants high well‐being.
b) possible career areas related to one’s interests.
c) fastest and slowest growing careers in a particular occupation.
d) positions available in a particular occupation.

Rob’s parents asked him what employee benefits his employer was providing. Which would be considered an employee benefit?
a) Paid sick leave
b) Monthly salary
c) Travel opportunities
d) Location within walking distance of his apartment

Carson’s family has always struggled financially due to his parents leaving high school before graduating and working lower paying jobs to support the family.Which application will determine which type of need-based aid he will qualify for?
a) Perkins Federal Loan Application
b) Federal Work Study Application
c) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
d) Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan Application

To be considered for lifelong employment a person must continually maintain their employability. Which of these actions will not help maintain employability?
a) Maintain high standards in honesty, reliability, and punctuality.
b) Adjust your actions to be appropriate for different situations you find yourself in
c) Continue to learn by taking classes and striving for continual improvement on the job.
d) Blend your personal and professional images online; employers see that you have an interesting life both in and out of work.

Gross income – deductions =
a) Social Security
b) employee benefits
c) Medicare
d) net income

Mallory decides to attend a 2‐year program to become a veterinary technician, and then work for 3 years in that field while she saves money for her remaining 2 years of college and veterinary school. This is known as a/an:
a) SMART goal
b) career pathway.
c) debt‐to‐income ratio.
d) opportunity cost.

Jamal is considering defaulting on the student loan. Which is not a potential consequence if he decides to default on the student loan?
a) He may not be able to obtain a marriage license.
b) He could be denied credit cards, car or home loans, or apartment leases.
c) The bank could refuse to allow him to open a checking account.
d) His wages may be garnished.

Erin has been in college for 2 years and has decided that the major she has been studying is not for her. Changing her major and/or her college could result in:
a) losing credits for classes she has already taken.
b) a well-rounded college degree.
c) remediation courses to make up for the change in majors.
d) the need for backward planning.

The money one would have earned if she/he had worked instead of continuing her/his education is called the:
a) debt-to-income ratio.
b) benefit.
c) total estimated cost.
d) opportunity cost.

Which statement would not be true about the value of career research?
a) Job availability and the outlook for future employment are as essential to consider as whether you have the skills/abilities.
b) Career exploration allows you to find the one that pays the most so your well-being is enhanced to the highest degree.
c) One person might value the flexible schedule a particular job offers and another might care more about the amount of training
d) Opinions from different people working in the occupation should be considered before ruling out a particular career.

Which statement is true regarding college-level expectations for studying and completing projects?
a) t is best to study alone in a quiet environment.
b) The busier your schedule gets, the more important it is to write down only the most critical tasks to be done.
c) Plan backward from major deadlines.
d) Multitasking during study time develops the important skill of working while being distracted; it is okay to message friends.

Hunter has been offered a job by a local mechanic who has offered to pay him in cash; he is excited that the amount of money he will take home each week will be larger since his employer will not be deducting any taxes from it. Which is true?
a) The employer is doing him a favor by offering to pay him in cash. He will potentially earn more by this method of payment.
b) will not need to pay taxes because the total amount he will earn is under the amount required for federal tax deductions.
c) He will need to pay his federal and state taxes on his own, since his employer is not paying these required taxes for him.
d) It is illegal for Hunter to receive payment for his work in cash. He could be fined for doing so.

Individuals with more formal educational training usually have:
a) greater amounts of leisure time.
b) lower personal satisfaction.
c) more comfortable work environments.
d) higher estimated lifetime earnings.

Susan is currently working in Kansas City, MO earning $30,000 per year. She is offered a position in Indianapolis, IN earning $32,000 per year. If Kansas City’s Cost of Living Index is 100 and Indianapolis’ Cost of Living Index is 125, which is true?
a) Susan will have the same spending power in Indianapolis as she has in Kansas City.
b) There is not enough information to decide.
c) Susan will have more spending power if she moves to Indianapolis.
d) Susan will have more spending power if she stays in Kansas City.

It is recommended that one's educational loan payments require no more than 10–15% of one's estimated starting income. What should a student consider in order to calculate this amount?
a) Career pathway
b) Debt-to-income ratio
c) Opportunity cost
d) Benefit

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