Shannon’s Shout Outs: 4th of July Edition

shannonsshoutoutsHappy 4th of July! (Well, almost.) What are your plans? While this is a great time to reflect on our nation’s history, it can also be a tough time for the budget. No matter how you plan to celebrate this July 4th, you don’t have to blow your budget just to have fun. Read on for some tips to help you bring the life to your party while keeping the life in your budget.

6 Ways to Host an Affordable, Fun Summer Party (Daily Finance via Business Insider)
It wouldn’t be 4th of July without some parties to go to! If you’re hosting your own, use these tips to help you save money on planning.

Can’t Vacation? 11 Ideas for a Great Staycation (MoneyNing)
Want to go out of town, but can’t make it work with your budget? These staycation ideas might just make you glad you stayed home!

15 Frugal and Fun Summer Activities (Frugal Confessions)
Looking for ways to keep your kids entertained during the long weekend? Check out these fun and frugal activities.

Only72 and Other Deals of the Week (PT Money)
Of course, every holiday weekend comes with big sales. Here’s a list of a few great deals to take advantage of this week.

These are the Best and Worst Things to Buy in July (dealnews via Business Insider)
Before you go too crazy on the deals this weekend, take a look at this breakdown of things to buy now and things to wait on.

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Before you head off to your bbq’s and fireworks shows, we have to give a big thank you to Carrie from Careful Cents for mentioning us in this great article for Business Insider! Don’t forget to check out some more of the great websites who’ve recently mentioned us…

ABC News
Experian and Gerri Detweiler
Hull Financial Planning
Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses
Pink and Black
Planting Our Pennies
The Dime Colorado
The Outlier Model

…and some of our latest guest posts:

Credit Karma — Use These Little-Known Budgeting Tips to Help You Save Money
Good Financial Cents — Are You a Financial Cheat If You Find Ways to Treat Yourself? — A Great Way to Save on Your Cell Phone Bill
Ms. Career Girl — Money Makeover Series: Money Plan = Life Plan

And finally, I can’t sign off without sharing some exciting news. We’ve just launched two brand new resource centers! Our brand new topics cover the ever-changing words of credit scores and mortgages. Give ‘em a look and please tell us what you think the comments below.

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  • Frugal_Confessions

    Thanks for the shout-out Shannon!

    • Shannon_ReadyForZero

      Anytime, Amanda! I hope you have a great holiday!