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Money Saving Monday: Fourth Of July On A Budget

by Will Johnson
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Fourth Of July can be a great holiday to grill out with your family and friends while staying at home or even spending it at the beach. But if you are trying to be frugal this year with the celebration of our Independence, then here are some tips for you to use so that your wallet doesn’t fizzle out like a sparkler.

*) Don’t buy your own fireworks: Watch them in your local city if they are shooting them off at night. Here is a list of great places to watch fireworks around Charlotte.

*) Make gallons worth of lemonade, fruit punch, or other mixes instead of buying individual boxed drinks or cans. You can buy bigger sugar mixes like Kool-Aid, Crystal Light, or other mixing solutions to mix with tap water.

*) A week or two ahead of Fourth of July, check the newspaper or online coupon sites to use when purchasing meat, side items, or drinks that you would use during your meal.

*) When grilling out, you can ask friends or neighbors to join you and bring side items or other food you’d eat/drink at the picnic. This ‘pot luck’ meal can be an innovative way to try different recipes of foods while not having to buy all of it yourself.

*) Don’t plan an expensive trip with your family to the beach. Prices at rental beach homes are the highest around this time of year. Stay local at a lake, river, or in the backyard to cut down on spending too much on a vacation.

How do you save money over Fourth Of July? Let us know in the Comment Section Below.

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