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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: Ways To Use Less Gas

Ways to Use Less Gas (That Go Beyond the Obvious) – By Erin Huffstetler

The cost of gas these days has got everyone trying to think of ways to save money. Erin from About.com tells you some ways to stretch your gas tank you may not have thought of before.  Try to avoid using restaurant drive-thrus and talking on the phone to curb wasted gas spent idling. It’s also good to just park farther away rather than wasting time and money circling around the parking lot and you should avoid driving during peak hours all together if possible so you don’t waste gas dealing with traffic.

10 Tips to Save Money on Food – By Tracy at Moneyning

There seems to be an endless amount of ways you can save money on food/cooking once you actually start looking and the baller on a budget in me wants to learn each and every one of them. Limiting portion size can be a quick and easy way to save some cash. You can also use the leftovers for lunch the next day so you avoid spending money on eating out.  Try to keep your fridge organized and clean, this will help you to avoid wasting any food to spoiling and also help you keep a better inventory for coupon cutting. For these tips and more check out the rest of the article.

The Keirsey Temperament Sorter (Personality Quiz) – Kiersey.com

Help understand your own self better by taking this easy yet in-depth personality quiz. The Keirsey Temperament Sorter is one of the most widely used personality instruments in the world and has been featured in multiple best selling books.  Simply answer 70 questions by choosing one of only two options and you’ll be able to tell which of the four temperaments your personality most resembles and read a description. Warning: The initial test is 100% Free but the site will offer more detailed reports for a fee.

 

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Five Common Money Mistakes to Avoid – By Frank at MilkYourMoney.com

First Time Home Buyer Tips and Guide – By Oscar

60 Ways To Make Life Simple Again – Marc and Angel

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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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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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This Week On The Web: The Best Times To Buy Things

The Best Times to Buy Anything, All Year Round By Kevin Purdy and Jason Fitzpatrick

As many of us are aware, it is best to buy items when they are not in season or during peak times.  The writers of this article have searched long and hard and have come up with this list of common items and the best months to buy them.

73 Great Debt Elimination Tips – Zen Habits

There isn’t always just one clear path to getting out of debt, but the journey requires creativity, hard work and resolve. This article features a list of

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This Week On The Web: 7 Tips to Save on Medical Expenses

7 Tips to Save Money on Medical Expenses – By Jim Wang

The costs of health care these days can cause even the most secure family hardships.  This article explains 7 Tips on saving money on medical expenses.

Homemade versions of Girl Scout cookies – By Robin Shreeves

Why buy $5 boxes of cookies from little girls at grocery stores when you can impress your friends and love ones with your own homemade versions of the most popular cookies around?

The 3,000 Mile Oil Change Myth – By Kira @ Tip Hero

Is the 3,000 mile oil change really necessary in modern day cars? This article discusses the pros and cons of paying to get your oil changed every 3000

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