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Budget Friendly Ideas for July 4th

Next week, the United States turns 247 years old. If you want to celebrate, but are on a tight budget, here are a few ideas to help you enjoy America’s Independence Day.

Host a Potluck

Have some friends and family over for potluck. All you need to worry about is one or two things and everyone else can bring something they enjoy. You can grill the hotdogs and hamburgers while the sides and dessert can be brought to you! This will save you a lot of money at the grocery store.

Have a Bonfire

Leaving the fireworks to the professionals will help your wallet, and prevent you from any unnecessary trips to the hospital. If you’ve got a fire pit in the backyard, grab some wood, camping chairs, and s’mores. Having a fire is a great way to end the night’s festivities.

Throw Water Balloons

This one is great if you have children. Find some red, white, and blue balloons, and fill them up with water. You can toss them at each other, or use them for fun games. The Fourth of July is usually a really hot day, so why not cool off and have a lot of fun at the same time?

Find Local Activities

One great thing about the Fourth of July is that it usually comes with free entertainment, including live music, parades, fireworks, and more. Check out your town’s websites or social media to find a schedule of events. Take advantage of the free activities and bring along food and drinks from home, to avoid having to pay for them at the events.

While America celebrates its independence, it’s a great time to teach your child about financial independence. Experience is the best teacher, and giving your child their own account can be an excellent way to teach them how to manage their own money. This first account opened and managed under your watch will help them transition easily into truly handling their own money as financially independent adults. 

With a SeaComm Moola Moola Account, your child will receive quarterly statements, have online access to their account, and even earn dividends on balances over $5. This exposure to finance will help to prepare them for money management throughout adulthood. Click here to get started!


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