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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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Save Up 2010: A Visual Experience

Our friends at Savings.com have put together a video that highlights Save Up 2010, a convention of DealPros gathered together to network and learn new techniques and strategies in marketing, SEO and saving money. Since the convention, many DealPros have

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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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Cruise Vacations On a Budget: Alternative to Traditional Family Vacations

No matter the worlds economic state, vacation from the grinds of daily life will always be a welcomed pleasure, and cruise vacations can be exhilarating and cost-effective if planned correctly. One of the most enticing factors of a cruise vacation is that the majority of your mandatory costs will come from booking the cruise itself, and you may not have to worry about any other expenses except for travel to the port. Factors such as timing and fees are important to consider before swiping the credit card.

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