Welcome to Tuesday. Officially the most boring day of the week, but a good day nonetheless if you are alive and well, so why not make the most of it? In today’s installment of Dollars & Sense we have got a few things that won’t cost you any more than $10. If that doesn’t make your day, maybe the fact that we are focusing on the Motor City of Detroit will. Check it out below!
Visit The Ford Rouge Factory Tour
The auto industry remains central to Detroit’s economic and cultural identity. To understand the industry’s rise, take the Ford Rouge Factory Tour in Dearborn, Mich., less than a 20-min. drive southwest of Detroit. The factory that Henry Ford built along the Rouge River was the scene of the Battle of the Overpass, a key moment in the rise of American unions. You’ll get a peek at a Ford F-150 truck’s assembly line and a set of classics like the 1965 Ford Mustang. If you’ve got a half hour to spare, watch two short films about the plant’s history. In the summer, it’s smart to get a reservation for the tour.
Visit The Motown Historical Museum
Detroit is the hometown of Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and Madonna. The Motown Historical Museum, near Detroit’s downtown, is where Berry Gordy Jr. built Motown’s powerful roster, which at its peak included Diana Ross and the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and the Jackson 5. There, you’ll see Motown’s first recording studio, known as Studio A, and one of Michael Jackson’s hats. It’s one of the historic places in “The D” and you can visit it at your leisure for under $10.
Financial Tip Of The Day
Clean Out Your Wardrobe Once A Season
Clearing out the items of clothes that you don’t wear may be difficult but if you do it and itemize everything, you can use it as a tax write-off when tax times comes around early next year.