May 16, 2019

FinCap Friday: Strong Shoe Game

For the EdPuzzle version of this activity, click here.

In this FinCap Friday, we feature a hidden multi-billion dollar industry: Sneakers! Contrary to popular belief, the money isn't made in retail, but rather through resale. New companies even allow for verified sneakers to be bought and sold in the secondary market in a way that was not possible in previous decades. Play this FinCap Friday to find out more about the sneaker culture and world that consumes many a "sneakerhead!" 

Short on time this week? Try our FinCap Friday (No Tech) here! Questions are embedded into the slide deck, so no need to pull up kahoot! 


Check out all of our FinCap Fridays here. They're not date-dependent, so any of the episodes in our catalog can work throughout the year.


About the Authors

Yanely Espinal

Born and raised by Dominican, immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely is a proud product of NYC public schools. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 2007 before going on to receive her bachelor's degree at Brown University in 2011. As a Teach For America corps member, Yanely taught third and fourth grade in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She received her master's degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2013. She spends her spare time making YouTube videos about personal finance on her channel, MissBeHelpful. Yanely also loves to dance, sew, paint, listen to podcasts, and babysit her 10 nieces and nephews!

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.

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