My Life Portfolio By: Life Stage: Career Choice Research



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My Life Portfolio

By:

Life Stage: Career

Choice Research


Results:


Place career cluster name here. Explore 3 careers within the same cluster or careers within different clusters.

Place career cluster name here. Explore 3 careers within the same cluster or careers within different clusters.

Place career cluster name here. Explore 3 careers within the same cluster or careers within different clusters.


Career:

Select a single career from the cluster to place here.








Nature of

the work:











Working

Conditions:











Education

or training:










Earnings:












Job

Outlook:











Advancement:










Directions: After completing the Kuder Assessment Report, print the one page summary report. Then, use the composite report results to do your career choice research. Use the website www.bls.gov/ooh for your research.

Life Stage: Career

Analyzing Your Paycheck
Directions: Select 1 career from the Career Choice Research and use the website www.paycheckcity.com to answer the following about your career.

(*) You will need this information to fill out a 1040EZ for your income taxes.

Career Chosen:

Salary

(*)Yearly Salary:

Bi-Weekly Gross Pay:

Taxes

Federal Withholding:

Social Security:

Medicare:

Net Pay:

(*)Yearly Withholding Taxes (multiply by 24):

Yearly net income:

Net Monthly Income (NMI):

Other Benefits available in selected career:

Life Stage: Career

Taxes

Directions: Replace this page with an official 1040EZ form found on http://www.irs.gov/

For instructions on how to correctly fill out a 1040EZ go to JA My Way™ and visit the My Money section. https://www.jamyway.org/


Life Stage: Education

Postsecondary Education Options

Directions: Visit www.collegedata.com or www.cappex.com and create a profile to compare postsecondary education options. If considering enlisting in the armed forces, complete the Military Exploration Options.

School Name














Location













# of Students













Tuition Cost













Housing Cost













Meal Plan













Transportation













Available Major(s) of Interest













Financial Aid Options













Application Deadline













Median SAT













Median ACT













Other interesting or important information




























To measure the Return on Investment of your educational plan, download the JA Build Your Future™ App available on iOS and Android or online at http://www.juniorachievement.org/s3/apps/ja-byf/#/career

Life Stage: Education

Military Exploration Options

Directions: There are 5 active-duty service branches in the U.S. Military. Visit www.todaysmilitary.com to explore options within the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, or Coast Guard. Select one branch to complete this worksheet. *Only complete this worksheet if you are considering the military.

Joining

Educational Requirements:

Physical Requirements:

Training

Boot Camp Information:

Becoming an officer in the military requires a four-year degree. The different ways to become an officer while earning a four-year degree are:

1.

2.

3.

4.

Working

Military Career Choice:

Military Pay and Benefits (use compensation estimator):

Living

Ways the Military can pay for college:

Insurance and Retirement Benefits:

My Life: Savings Goal

Savings and Investments

Directions: Explore Investment Options for a portion of the income you will earn in your previously selected career.

Total Amount to Invest (recommended 2% to 10% of yearly income):

Savings Account

Monthly Amount to put in Savings Account:

Financial Institution Selected:

Interest Rate on Savings Account:

Stock Market


Stock Name

BUY Price

Shares Bought

Total Cost of Investment

















































Bonds or Mutual Funds

Amount in Bonds or Mutual Funds:

Type of Savings Bonds or Name of Mutual Fund:

Initial Investment Amount:

Monthly Investment Amount:

IRA or 401K Plan

Amount in IRA or 401K plan:

Type of Account:

Monthly Investment Amount:

Employer Contribution Amount:

My Life: Risk Management

Transportation

Directions: Use www.kbb.com to explore your options to buy or lease an automobile. Then, find public transportation options in your city, and decide which is right for you. If you plan to purchase a vehicle by paying the complete cost at once, use these estimates to calculate how much and for how long you will need to save before being able to make your purchase.




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