With the Shrine Circus coming to town, I thought of some similarities between the circus and personal finances. Just as it takes training and practice to do the circus acts and train the animals it takes education and practice to budget and handle your finances.

It is important for trapeze artists to have a safety net in case of a fall and with your personal finances it is important to have an emergency fund as a safety net.

Bills may seem scary like the animals but once you get them tamed and under control they aren’t as scary.

When shopping it is important to determine the difference between wants and needs. Like the trinkets you can find at the circus, decide if it something you really want and will use or if it will soon start gathering dust in the closet. That doesn’t mean you can’t buy anything, but to think about what you are buying. Also, consider if it something you really want or if you could use the money to buy something you want more.

Also, as clowns can hide behind their makeup and costumes, some people think fancy clothes, cars and other things will make their lives better. But if you go into debt for these items, the stress of the debt may make your life more difficult.

The El Zagal Shrine Circus will be at The FargoDome this weekend Friday thru Sunday.

March 23, 2012 7:00 PM 6:00 PM
March 24, 2012 10:00 AM 9:00 AM
March 24, 2012 2:00 PM 1:00 PM
March 24, 2012 6:00 PM 5:00 PM
March 25, 2012 12:00 PM 11:00 AM
March 25, 2012 4:00 PM 3:00 PM

Tickets in advance are $11.00 for General Admission and $14.00 for Reserved Tickets. On the Day of the show General Admission tickets are $13.00 and Reserved tickets are $16.00.

General Admission tickets are available at the FargoDome, Hornbachers, Sun-Mart, CashWise, StopNGo Stores and State Bank & Trust Locations. Reserved tickets are only available at the FargoDome.

Leave a Reply