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Welcome to the first day of the work week!

Many of you may already have the day off and we intend on making the day just a little better by offering you some ideas for free activities today. If you happen to be in the UK city of York, or plan on visiting soon, today’s installment of Dollars & Sense is just for you. Check it out below.

Visit The Holy Trinity Church

A medieval gem tucked away behind the bustling shopping street Goodramgate. Holy Trinity is easy to overlook in favor of the Minster towering behind it, but walk through the small, secluded, leafy churchyard, and you’ll find marvelous 15th century stained glass, a honey-coloured stone interior and the original Georgian box pews. Outdoor benches make the churchyard the perfect place for reflection or a quiet lunch, offering a retreat from the hectic city.


Goodramgate, York, YO1 2LF


Visit The National Railway Museum

You don’t have to be a train anorak to appreciate this superb collection of mechanical wonders, which sheds light on the historical importance of the railways, both to Britain and to York’s Renaissance in the 19th century. It’s located behind Victorian station; just follow the children and adults rushing to see the legendary engines such as Mallard and The Flying Scotsman, or taking a seat on the futuristic Japanese Bullet Train. Informative interactive displays, mini train rides, model railways and a great outdoor play area provide interest for children, but it can get very busy at weekends.


Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ.


Financial TIp Of The Day

Go Cash Only

Leave the credit card at home and spend only the cash you have allotted yourself for trips to the store. When on vacation, decide how much you can afford each day and put that amount in individual sealed envelopes labeled for each day “Saturday, Sunday, Monday, etc.” Any money that is left on any given day over can be added to the next day OR can be added to the final day’s allotment for a big spending splurge.

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