3 Ways You Can Save Money This Fourth of July

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Independence Day is upon us!

This time of year incorporates four of my favorite Fs: Fun, Food, Family, and Fireworks!

It’s also a great time to find a good bargain, which is useful if you want to have a bit of fun while still maintaining a tight budget.

Here at Financial Helpers, we’re always on the lookout for great deals we can pass on to you! No one should have to skip out on holiday fun.

Thankfully, this time of year is ripe with HUGE savings, but only if you know where to look.

Here are three key areas where you can save the most money:

1) Food

Ahh, summer. The time of barbeques and get-togethers. The 4th of July is a great time to get food at a decent price.

Meat is the main staple of any grilling activity, and stores love to stock up on this essential holiday food to meet the higher demand.

As we get closer to July 4th, many stores might think they have too much meat that won’t sell in time, so they’ll slash some prices to help it move faster.

Also, right now is the perfect time to get your hands on some fresh produce! July is the peak of the growing season, so there’s an abundance of amazing fruits and veggies ripe for the picking.

Produce is generally cheaper in the summer, so take advantage and stock up while you can.

2) Holiday Decorations

You don’t have to shell out a ton of money for holiday decorations. Most dollar stores have them for…you guessed it…a dollar! They’re every bit as good as what you’ll buy in the store, but a lot cheaper and more budget friendly.

3) Clothes

You might think that the middle of summer is the worst time to buy a swimsuit or summer clothing, but in a lot of cases, it’s the best time!

Believe it or not, Back-to-School is right around the corner, so stores put out good deals to get rid of their summer stock to make room for fall.

Summer clothing is usually the most expensive at the start of spring, so now is the perfect time to take advantage of lower prices.

Great deals are out there! You’ll just have to do a bit of research and keep your eyes open to find them.

If you can, wait until a day or two before the 4th to do your shopping, and keep the ads close so you can compare prices, you’ll definitely save a bit of cash and keep your budget in good order.

Last modified: July 2, 2018