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How much does Alexander have after buying things at a garage sale?
$0.00
How much does Alexander have after paying his father for kicking his brother?
$0.20
How much does Alexander have after he pays for Anthony's chocolate bar?
$0.29
How much does Alexander have after pennies disappear in Nick's trick?
$0.25
How much does each piece of gum cost?
$0.05
How much does Alexander have after he buys the gum?
$0.85
How much does Alexander have after he loses a bet to his mother?
$0.70
How much does Alexander have after he pays for Anthony's chocolate bar?
$0.29
How much does Alexander have after he rents Eddie's snake?
$0.58
How much does Alexander have after flushing pennies down the toilet and dropping a nickel through a crack?
$0.40
What are some other, more successful ways Alexander could earn money?
Alexander could earn money by doing chores, having a bake sale or running a lemonade stand.
What are some of the ways Alexander tries to earn back his lost money?
Alexander tries to earn back his money by selling his chewed gum, renting toys, trying to make a tooth fall out, looking for loose change, and returning bottles.
What does Alexander give up, or what are his opportunity costs, for spending his money on all the silly things?
Alexander's opportunity costs are the walkie talkies and his college tuition.
Why do you think Alexander has a more difficult time saving money than his brothers?
He's younger and doesn't know better yet.
Based on Alexander's behavior throughout the story, why do you think his brothers have more money than him at the beginning of the story?
Alexander is not good at saving money.
What does his mother suggest he do with the money?
She suggests he save it to buy walkie-talkies.
What does Nicky tell him to do?
He suggests Alexander bury it in a garden and grow a dollar tree.
What does Anthony tell him to do with it?
He suggests that Alexander buy a new face.