This includes a variety of little things that happen in everyday life such as school fees, fixing an appliance, and receiving a birthday gift. In this booth, you will learn how life can throw a “curveball” when least expected. Be sure to record your "curveball" amount on the spending simulation worksheet.

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Chance Wheel



Before you make your decision at the childcare booth, you’ll want to review your hypothetical family situation. This includes the number of children you have, as well as their ages.

 When making your choice at this booth keep in mind:

  • Most students will have one, two, or three children. Some of you will have no children. However, you still need to watch this video to hear discussion of the financial cost of childcare.
  • It is not an option for your spouse, parents, or in-laws to take care of your children.


At this booth, you will be choosing your transportation. Reliable transportation is a vital living expense category that contributes to dependable job attendance and the accomplishment of daily tasks. Keep in mind that transportation is not optional, so listen to the guidance provided in this video and choose the option that best suits your budget and family size.