I'll never get out of this financial mess until I follow a budget. Why not learn what it means to live by a budget? Before each trip around the game board, players plan a budget and receive $2,000. They experience the realities of real-life economics as they buy a home or rent an apartment, pay insurance costs, make investments, buy groceries and clothing, repair fire damage, collect commissions, etc. If the budget projection is reasonably accurate, the player collects a bonus on payday. The winner is the player who has the greatest wealth at the end of play. For 2-4 players.