Today we’re making the most of one of our museum family memberships: The Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan.
I took my third son there earlier this summer to attend the Maker Fair Detroit event that was hosted at The Henry Ford.
Because we have a family of seven, I decided to buy the family membership at that time because I knew we’d come back at least once as a family over the next year, and hopefully more.
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We’re headed back to The Henry Ford today to celebrate our second oldest son’s 14th birthday. He’s a huge Lego fan and he’s excited about the new Lego Architecture exhibit that opens at the museum today!
I hope we can get there again sometime during the Christmas season for the Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village, which is touted as a “Top Holiday Event” by USA Today & Reader’s Digest.
Money Wise Pastor Blog Post Roundup
Here are some money blog posts that I found especially worthwhile this week:
- Over at Christian PF, I wrote a post on how to protect yourself from online fraud and identity theft.
- Free Money Finance announced his $25,000 Red Kettle Challenge, where he promises to match the donations his readers make to The Salvation Army, up to and including $25,000.
- The Christian Dollar shares 4 steps to curb overspending your budget.
- Faith and Finance explains how you can earn extra money as a tax preparer.
Here’s a recap of money blog posts I wrote this week at Money Wise Pastor:
- What’s the best way to help the poor?
- What’s your scariest money story?
- How will Hurricane Sandy affect your finances?
- How an online checking account saves you money and earns interest
Also, earlier this month I launched a giveaway of 10 copies of The Sound Mind Investing Handbook. The contest ended October 31 and I have begun to contact some of the winners but haven’t reached everyone yet. I hope to wrap up the notification by early next week, and then get the books shipped in the mail.
Thanks to everyone who participated!
Thomas S. Moore says
I actually prefer buying the yearly memberships to parks, zoos, and other places. You usually save a lot and if you don’t get to see everything the first time you know you have the membership to go back. Though I would suggest making sure the place is really worth it. One membership we bought just wasn’t worth the cost or the visit back as we saw and did everything in one day. Of course we didn’t know this before buying the membership. How did you son enjoy the Maker Fair Detroit?
Hey Thomas, thanks for your comment. We had a blast at Maker Fair and my son found it to be very inspiring. I have a goal to nurture creativity and innovation thinking in my kids, and going to the Maker Fair event at The Henry Ford Museum was a double bonus. We can’t wait to go again next year.