The main conflict in the story is that a boy and his mom have barely any money. They are arguing, because the mom is trying to spend the money to get a job to pay the rent for their house. The boy does not want his mom to spend the money because his dad saved up some and gave it to them before he got sick.They could have paid the rent but the medical bills for his dad were to much money. They solve the problem by his mom working very hard trying to get money so they can pay the rent. This is the conflict and how they solve it.