It’s another Friday! You have officially made it to the end of the week, but it still isn’t quite the weekend. Have no worries though because we have some great thing to do today in Saint Petersburg, Russia for no money at all. Check it out below
Explore Nevsky Prospekt
It’s possible to spend the entire day exploring this three-mile stretch of St Petersburg that was cut through thick woodland in 1718. From the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan (Kazansky Ploshchad 2; open daily, 9am-7.30pm), inspired by St Peter’s Basilica, to the countless cafes, bars and restaurants along the main drag, and just off it, Nevsky Prospekt is the centre of the city’s cultural and social life.
Church on Spilled Blood
Once you get past the amazingly morbid name, you will realize you are in for a real treat. With its exuberant onion domes and almost gaudy mosaics, this extraordinary building just off Nevsky Prospekt was constructed in the early 20th century on the site of the 1881 assassination of Tsar Alexander II. Used by the Soviets to store potatoes during the Second World War siege of the city by Nazi forces, the church was finally reopened to the public in 1997.
Financial Tip OF The Day
Take Advantage Of Retirement Accounts
When you start that new job, be sure to contribute at least enough to your retirement account to get any matching contributions your employer is providing you. Otherwise, you’re leaving free money on the table. A Roth IRA can also be a good place to save for retirement while keeping the money available for emergencies. That’s because the sum of your contributions can be withdrawn tax and penalty-free at any time for any purpose while the earnings can be withdrawn tax-free after 5 years and age 59 1/2.