The Daily Grind Video

Welcome back to the work week!

You played hard for the entire weekend and now you are back on the grind. Luckily, we have some great things for you today to ease you back into the work week. Today’s installment of Dollars & Sense take place in Brussels. Check it out below!

Watch the Manneken Pis

Another of the city’s icons is the Manneken Pis, a surprisingly diminutive bronze fountain on the corner of Rue de l’Étuve and Rue du Chêne, not far from the Grand-Place. The little urinating boy, sculpted in the early 17th century, is said to represent the child of a visiting nobleman who lost his son in the city, and then found him again, urinating happily at this spot.

Despite his small stature, he draws impressive crowds, especially when dressed in costumes or on those festive occasions when he’s urinating beer instead of water.


Admire the façade of St Gudule and St Michael’s Cathedral

Construction of the twin-towered structure of the Cathedral began in 1215 and was completed 300 years later, which accounts for its strange mix of architectural styles. The white-stone façade is impressive, although perhaps most striking is the fact that the cathedral rises elegantly from a rash of uninspiring modern office blocks. Inside, take a look at the huge oak pulpit and the 16th-century stained glass windows. 


Financial Tip Of The Day

Use Grocery Store Bags To Line Small Trash Cans:

This may not work if you use a massive trash can but if you have smaller cans in your room or bathroom, the grocery bags are a perfect fit. This not only helps save some money, but reduces your environmental foot print.