The Dime Roll: In Case You Didn't Know, Colorado Is SUPER Popular

June 23, 2017

We know we're preaching to the choir here, but Colorado is a really nice place to live. Unfortunately (or fortunately), we're not the only ones who've noticed. While we may not have a beach to offer, we've got just about everything else—and our state's attractions are breakin' some records. According to the Colorado Tourism Office, our tourism spending has exceeded previous records for the past five years, and 2017 is likely to be no exception (just take a look at all of those out-of-state license plates on the road). Those tourists spent about $19.1 billion last year alone (thanks, guys!). While excessive spending habits are great for Colorado, that probably isn't the case when it comes to your wallet.

This week on The Dime Roll, we've got a personal take on spending habits from one of our own here at The Dime, as well as a little astronomy lesson in honor of the summer solstice. Plus, as always, we're bringing you great content from around the web to keep you informed on all of the things.

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This week on The Dime:

Make Room for June: Free Colorado Events This Month

Summer Solstice: The Beginning of the End

Great financial resources from around the web:

Science & Tech:

Ancient Egyptians may have given cats the personality to conquer the world via Science

How viewing cute animals can help rekindle marital spark via ScienceDaily

Oh, the Humanity: What Will Tech Upgrades Do to People? via LiveScience

Money & Marketing:

The real reason Amazon buying Whole Foods terrifies the competition via CNBC

Uber Rolls Out In-App Tipping In Seattle, Houston, And Minneapolis via BuzzFeed

Entertainment:

The 'Airline of the Year' Award Goes to... via CNNMoney

Adele Surprises Grenfell Tower Firefighters With Cake And Cuddles via HuffPost