Choice #2: Basketball Shoes

Your 11 year old son Caleb plays basketball for his school. It provides a valuable outlet for his energy, and the after-school practices provide you with some freedom to schedule your work around the school day.

11 year olds outgrow shoes quickly. Caleb’s most recent pair are just a few months old and they are already showing signs of serious wear.

Caleb needs new basketball shoes.

To replace them with a new pair that will get him through the semester, you will need to spend $100. ($100 includes the cost of shoes and transportation to & from a store.)

An extra $100 is not something you have on hand. How will you help your son get the shoes he needs to be able to stay on the basketball team?

You can try to repair the shoes yourself. A little bit of glue, a little bit of tape. No one can tell at first glance that they are falling apart.


You can visit a local thrift store. You have enough money available to easily afford a used pair of sneakers. They might not fit as well as they could, but they look fine.


You can invest $100 in new shoes. But what bill goes unpaid this month?

What will you do? Click on an image to make a choice.