Youth budget calculator

New video game that you're dying to have? Pair of shoes with your name all over them? Just one little problem, right? Don't despair. Most any goal can be reached, even with the most meager of incomes.

Just like mom and dad trying to finance the house or family car, junior's big purchase can be made with a little financial planning. Use the "Your Money's Worth" youth budget calculator as a quick-help tool when planning your next big purchase.

Take a few minutes to complete the budget column. Base your figures for this column on past expenditures or, if you know the exact amount of a payment (e.g. car payment), include the known figure.