Sports – whether amateur or professional – occupy a huge part of our nation’s identity. If the United States has been a country for 236 years, then sports have been a part of our national fabric for 235 years and 364 days.
Americans are, by nature, imperviously competitive. Ed over at Five Cent Nickel knows this all too well. His son just wrapped up his high school sports career, one that cost the family a pretty penny. “As a family, we loved attending these events, and I wouldn’t trade the experiences for a fatter 401k,” writes Ed – but that doesn’t mean he isn’t helping the rest of us save a little money as we navigate the waters of amateur sports.