Memorial Day is the holiday that unofficially marks the start of summer for most people so get your summer started right by having a great Memorial Day weekend without spending a fortune.
Instead of traveling a long way, vacation locally. Beaches are a hot spot for Memorial Day weekend and are usually really crowded. Save your beach trip for a less popular weekend to save money and be able to enjoy the ocean. You’ll also save on traveling costs by staying close to home.
A summer barbecue is a must for a lot of people and fortunately they can be very frugal. Hot dogs and hamburgers are always a good choice for your guests and your budget. You can feed 100 people hotdogs for less than $30. BYOB is also traditional for a barbecue, saving you a few more dollars.
Another great way to save is to host a potluck instead of providing food for everyone. This frees up your budget for other things like games and decorations.Read »