Below you will find links to sites that will help you conduct research for your budget project:



How much will you be earning?


Occupational Outlook Handbook
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Research careers, including average salary and the education or training needed to begin working in that field.

O*NET Online
https://www.onetonline.org/find/
Database containing descriptions of occupations, including salary (by state).

How much of that will you be paying in taxes???


Federal Income Tax Calculator

https://smartasset.com/taxes/income-taxes
Use this to help you calculate how much you will pay in federal, state, local (city) and FICA taxes.


How much will you pay in rent?


Zillow
https://www.zillow.com/queens-new-york-ny/apartments/

Apartments.com
https://www.apartments.com/


Utilities


What is the True Cost of Living in New York City?
https://smartasset.com/mortgage/what-is-the-cost-of-living-in-new-york-city

Average Energy Prices NY & NJ
https://www.bls.gov/regions/new-york-new-jersey/news-release/averageenergyprices_newyorkarea.htm

How Much Electricity Do You Use Each Month?
http://insideenergy.org/2014/05/22/using-energy-how-much-electricity-do-you-use-each-month/


Car Shopping

Is It Better To Buy Or Lease a New Car?
https://www.moneyunder30.com/better-to-buy-or-lease-new-car
from Money under 30

Buy a car

Autotrader
http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/?Log=0

TRUE Car
https://www.truecar.com/used-cars-for-sale/

Lease a Car

Best Buy Auto Leasing
http://www.bestbuyleasing.com/

Signature Auto Group
https://signatureautoworld.com/leasespecials/#search/statustag-New/price-50-/


Calculate your monthly car payments:
http://www.bankrate.com/calculators/auto/auto-loan-calculator.aspx

Tips for first-time car insurance buyers
http://www.insurance.com/auto-insurance/auto-insurance-basics/tips-for-first-time-insurance-buyers.aspx

Anonymous Car Insurance Quotes from Nerd Wallet
https://www.nerdwallet.com/insurance/compare-car-insurance-rates