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Week On The Web: Summer on a Budget Edition

5 Cheap BBQ Ideas – By Yelena Johnson

Hosting a barbeque at your home for your family/friends is a ballin summer tradition that can be a quite costly endeavor if you’re not careful. If you’re throwing an alcoholic party, serve beer instead of liquor and buy it in bulk. One quick and easy tip is to skip buying a ton of disposable plates, cups and flatware and just serve your normal glassware. If you decide you can afford to provide the food, try not to obsess over pleasing everyone’s palate and only offer 1 or 2 selections of meat. If you’re strapped on cash, don’t be shy to ask your family and friends to bring the sides, drinks or even their own meat for the grill.

9 Summer Activities on a Budget – By Buttoned Up

Summer fun doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg, check out these fun and practically free tips to enjoy the warm weather without spending a chunk of cash.  Own a tarp? Well that and some soap is pretty much all you need to make your own slip n slide. Take advantage of the outdoors and go hiking, take a trip to the beach or organize a camping trip with your friends.  You could also take the time to learn a new skill, read some new books or even volunteer some time to give back to your community.

6 Best Things to Buy in June – By Kira @ TipHero

With father’s day sales in high abundance for the earlier part of June, there are a lot of tools, paint and other home improvement items for the taking if you are in the market. This is also traditionally the best month of the year to buy suits and other male formalwear.  When planning your grocery lists, make sure to take into account which fruits and veggies are in season to get some great bargains and some really fresh produce.

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Week On The Web: 35 Life Hacks You Should Know

35 Life Hacks You Should Know – By Eduardo M.

A “life hack” is a term for ingenious ways to make life easier with little to no effort, sort of like a cheat code in a video game that gives you unlimited ammo or infinite lives.  From getting free phone chargers and Wi-Fi at airports to changing your sleep schedule and learning how to make beer ice cold in 3 minutes, this article is full of very useful information for a baller on a budget. The author, Eduardo M, writes 35 fairly uncommon methods you can add to your arsenal for making things in life more obtainable and fun.

5 Ways to Welcome Spring on a Budget – By Kira @ Tip Hero

Spring seems to be the traditional time of year to kick old habits and work on new beginnings. What better way to kick off your spring cleaning than by saving a chunk of change by making homemade cleaners? While you’re giving your home a facelift don’t forget to pay some attention to your wardrobe and automobile. Another great springtime to-do is to work on your green thumb and take advantage of spring’s seasonal produce such as strawberries, peas, grapefruits and more.

40 Tips for a Better Life – By Glenn Ong

If you are trying to improve the quality of your life the first thing you need to do is make sure you are setting aside time for yourself. It can be very beneficial to meditate and self reflect on the things important to you and set goals you seek to obtain. Things like mental & physical exercise, sleep and healthy eating habits are essential to keeping yourself healthy, but are also quite obvious.  Work on these 40 smaller tips and hopefully you’ll see bigger and brighter changes on your outlook on life.

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This Week On The Web: Calculate Your Monthly Budget

Calculate Your Monthly Budget and more – By Bankrate.com

Bankrate.com provides a quick and painless way to look at your monthly budget.  By inserting your expenses and income info into the quick Home Budget Calculator, you will instantly be able to see exactly how and where all your money is going each month.  Then use their “view report” tool to find out how you compare to the target goals, which will also highlight the areas you could improve upon.

10 Smartest Ways to Live Beneath Your Means – By Dumb Little Man

Almost everyone seems to believe they can cut corners somewhere in their life to save some money but not everyone knows where to start.  Check out Dumb Little Man’s 10 favorite ways to save! 

Financial Literacy for High School Students – By Commonwealth Bank

This site features an entire curriculum of a financial literacy class absolutely for free.  Don’t let the “high school students” tag fool you, this site is a great source of knowledge on multiple aspects of dealing with money and can be used as both a personal refresher and a tool for teaching the unaware.

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Week On the Web: Christmas Cookie Recipes

Christmas Cookie Recipes – By 101cookbooks.com

Check out these creative cookie recipes for some great tips on how to bring some Christmas cheer into the family kitchen this holiday season.  Making your own treats not only can save you money, but should also make a great impression on anyone you share them with.

Nine Traits of the Middle-Class Millionaire – By mymoneyblog.com

Not many millionaires blindly stumble upon their wealth.  This article features nine traits that many ambitious people incorporate into their lives to help them reach that higher level of prosperity.

Gas and Money Saving Tips 1-10 – By Jessie on thepennysaved.com

10 useful tips for helping a gas guzzling beginner save some cash at the gas tank by providing methods to help change both their driving habits and vehicle maintenance routine.

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This Week On The Web: TravelMath.com

TravelMath.com

Ever wondered how much the cost difference would be between driving or flying to your  destination?  Well TravelMath.com is a website designed to calculate of things like total miles, gas usage/cost, estimated length of trip and more.

Coupon Deals – By Ballers On Budgets

We are proud to announce a brand new section on BallersOnBudgets.com, Coupon Deals!  Make sure to check this page every week for some great killer discounts on a wide range of products and services from 1000s of different companies.

SplashUp.com

SplashUp.com is a graphic/editing tool that you can access for free from any computer on any browser without downloading any software.  This site is great for quick photo or image editing and has become an instant favorite amongst the Ballers On Budgets staff.

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Black Friday: The Best Time to Christmas Shop – Myth or Truth?

Black Friday marks the official start of the Christmas shopping season. According to Wikipedia, the term dates back to 1966; however, has become common since 2000. Over the last decade many have become skeptical of Black Friday and the supposed deals that are offered by retailers, leading many to ask if Black Friday is truly the best time to shop for holiday gifts or merely an advertising campaign aimed at getting people through the doors.

“I love Black Friday shopping,” says Jennie Sanford of Bargain Blessings. “But it is important

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This Week On The Web: Halloween Edition

Roundup: Halloween on the Cheap – By Kira @ Tip Hero

There’s no need to spend a ton of money on spooky decorations and costumes this Halloween season if you think like a baller on a budget.  This article features plenty of creative alternatives to help get you in the holiday spirit without breaking the bank.

Free Offer: 23 Spooky Halloween Recipe Ideas – By the Editors of RecipeLion.com

If you plan on hosting a Halloween party or maybe just want to impress your friends and loved ones with a festive meal or cocktail, these 23 recipes will surely

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