4 Tips 4 the 4th of July

July 4th is the day to celebrate the best of America: Family, friends, and good times! But between the decorations, barbecues, and fireworks, it can be very easy to overspend. Here are 4 ways to celebrate the 4th, without breaking the bank.

1. Have a Potluck Barbecue: The cost of spending quality time with family and friends may seem priceless, until you see your credit card bill. From hamburgers to fresh watermelon to chips and dip, providing all the Fourth of July barbecue necessities can make a dent in your bank account. Having a potluck barbecue can be a great money-saving alternative with each guest contributing an item or two. You will minimize stress and cost while enjoying all of the July 4th classics!

2. DIY 4th of July Décor: It wouldn’t be the 4th of July without some red, white and blue. But instead of spending money on Fourth of July decor, why not make your own? Here’s a quick one: paint popsicle sticks and glue them together in the shape of a flag. It’s a fun and festive activity to do with some friends!

3. Go Camping!: Fourth of July is filled with many outdoor activities, whether it’s a beach day, backyard barbecue, or going to your community parade. If you’re looking to get away from the crowd but still enjoy the outdoors, camping in one of our beautiful National Parks is a patriotic and inexpensive option!

4. Look Good for the 4th: Instead of splurging on a new and trendy Fourth of July outfit, save money and closet space by considering some other options! Why not take a look through your closet for any red, white & blue pieces to pair together, or even take a trip to your local thrift shop to find some affordable Fourth of July gems. Using these options, you can still look fashionable and festive without overspending!