It’s yet another Thursday and aren’t you glad that the work week is almost over!?
Don’t get ahead of yourself though, there are still 48 hours left before you don’t have to worry about returning to the office. Luckily for you, we have a few great things that you can do today that may just take your mind off the time between your mini-vacay. If you happen to be in the Seattle, Washington area, this installment of Dollars & Sense is just for you. Check it out below.
Visit The Space Needle
As New York has the Empire State Building and Paris has the Eiffel Tower, Seattle has the Space Needle. Built in 1962 for the World’s Fair, the futuristic tower has been hovering over the expanding skyline like an inquisitive UFO ever since. On clear days, the observation deck yields panoramic views of the entire city, Elliott Bay and Puget Sound, the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges—and if you’re lucky, Mount Rainier, which lies 100 miles southeast of the city. The neat interactive kiosks provide factoids about the city and allow you to zoom in on different parts of the view—if you can’t get tickets to a Seattle Mariners game, try zooming in on the opening pitch from here.
Visit The Bellevue Arts Museum
Trave a bit outside of Seattle and step through a spacious light-filled glass and aluminum entryway into Bellevue Art Museum’s (BAM) textured concrete space. Designed by architect Steven Holl, this three-story, 36,000-square-foot museum has hosted exhibits by artistic icons from designer George Nelson to sculptor Michael Cooper. Each July, BAM turns downtown Bellevue into a cultural center with demonstrations, performances, and displays. For a unique souvenir, visit the museum’s gift store for Midcentury design goods like a George Nelson ball clock, Sarah Fox sandwich bracelet, or Eames House & Studio alphabet blocks.
Financial Tip Of The Day
Watch Your Credit
Your credit score can help determine whether you can get a mortgage, a car loan, and even a job. The most important things are to make sure you make loan payments on time and that you don’t use more than 30-50% of any given available credit line. In addition, be careful of closing your oldest credit card since that would shorten your credit history, which is also an important component of your score