ABCs of Money Matters: Debt Consolidation

Автор: | 12.12.2018

Description: What are common monthly expenses for a student living on their own, including student or car loans? How about a family of four? Write a list of your expenses, figure out how much money you spend on each area, and what percentage of your income pays for each.
Helpful tip: Don’t spend more money than you earn and get into debt. It will follow you and become an unwelcomed friend. Following a budget will help you keep out of debt.

Listen to the conversation and check your answers.

1. To whom is the man speaking?
A. his friend
B. his sister
C. his mom

2. Which sentence would identify the man’s current situation?
A. He has a lot of expenses including student loans.
B. He has a decent job, but he’s looking for a new one.
C. He’s in debt and is trying to borrow money.

3. How would you describe the man’s apartment?
A. a small place with a nice view of the city
B. a spacious apartment that includes cable TV
C. an apartment downtown with free parking

4. Which sentence best describes the man’s dining practices?
A. He tries to go out to eat every night.
B. He doesn’t know how to cook very well.
C. He prefers to eat alone.

5. What does the woman suggest the man do at the end of the conversation?
A. He should be careful when using his credit cards.
B. He ought to get rid of his car to save money.
C. He should stop spending money on entertainment.

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