The Daily Grind Video

Whoo! Friday is here again and we have got some great things for you to do.  Since the weekend is right around the corner, we have got some great things for you today that we promise won’t cut into your weekend budget.  In today’s installment of Dollars & Sense we have got some great things for you to do in Madrid, Spain.  Check it out below


Star Gaze At The Planetarium

If looking into space is your cup of tea, the Planetarium could be an awesome outing for you.  The Planetario de Madrid, found on the edge of the Parque de Enrique Tierno Galvan, to the south of the city centre, features dozens of visual displays that simulate exploding stars and black holes and interactive exhibits on comets, space exploration and the history of astronomy. Best of all, it’s free to enter.

See Western Europe’s Largest Palace

You haven’t seen a big house until you have been to the Palacio Real. The official residence of the King, the Palacio Real is an imposing baroque masterpiece and the largest palace in western Europe. It contains art by Velazquez, Goya and Caravaggio, a large collection of armour and weapons, and the world’s only complete Stradivarius string quartet.

Financial Tip Of The Day

Avoid The Vending Machines:

Almost everything that is dispensed via vending machines has a huge markup (and is rarely healthy). However, if you suffer from snack attacks at work, consider creating a secret stash of snacks. If you like drinking soda and have a fridge at the workplace, save a refrigerator pack in the fridge with a post-it with your name on it. If you have a long commute, consider a stash for the car as well and avoid a quick drive-thru visit.