**This paperwork MAT 126 Week 4 Discussion Questions comprises 2 parts. First part “The purpose of this Discussion is to analyze a financial plan that portrays a somewhat typical budgeting scheme. You will calculate expenses, a mortgage payment, and the effects of interest and financing on your budget. Show your math work for every answer and identify the answers with words.” includes solutions on the following questions:**

1.Select the first three letters of your last name. Each letter has a numerical place value in the alphabet. For example, D is 4, L is 12, and Z is 26. Add the three place values together. For example, Wallace would yield WAL, which is 23+1+12 = 36.

2.Multiply your sum by 1500. This is your yearly income for Week Four Discussion 1.

3.Please use the following monthly expenses: Car payment = $283.15, Car insurance = $72, Utilities (includes water and power) = $242.77, Internet = $32, and Cell Phone = $79.95.

4.You also have a yearly educational bill of $7980 which includes textbooks and classes.

5.Calculate your monthly income.

6.What percent of your monthly income is the car payment?

7.Subtract the sum of your monthly expenses. Use this value to calculate what percent of your income is now available to spend for food, clothing, and your rent or mortgage.

8.Use the plan at the bottom of page 454,