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Will You Be Able to Afford Your Lifestyle? Get a Reality Check

Would you like to know whether the career you plan will pay you enough to match the life you hope for? A new website, www.texasrealitycheck.com, lets you do just that.

The website goes beyond just listing the salaries that various occupations pay. It helps you figure out whether your career path will lead to the salary you want. The website is easy to navigate. It’s a great way to decide whether you are on the right path in college.

Here’s how it works:
  1. Click the “Reality Check” button on the website to choose options for how you want to live. The options include where you want to live (for example, big city or small town); what kind of housing you want (buy a house or rent an apartment); what your food budget will be (cook at home, eat out or a combination of the two) and many more.
  2. Then look for careers whose annual salary matches your projected expenses.
The Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Education Agency sponsor the website.
Take a test drive now at www.texasrealitycheck.com.