There are times that your reading material may be limited to whatever is within reach. That happened to me, and the only thing I could reach was Ms. Cindy's "Cosmo", but I did see an interesting article that I want to share.

The 4th of July is on Monday.  If you still don't have any plans, here are seven AFFORDABLE things you can do this weekend...

#1.) Outdoor Concert.  There are always free 4th of July concerts and firework shows, so check out what's going on near you.

#2.) Barbeque.  A barbeque is totally inexpensive to host if you make it a potluck.

#3.)  Something Historic.  Google your city to find out what local American memorials or museums are nearby.

#4.)  A Rooftop Bar.  Find a cool outdoor bar with a good happy hour.  You'll get to enjoy cocktails in the summer weather, and you might be able to see a nearby fireworks show.

#5.) Get Wet.  If you can't hit up a beach, find a friend with a pool.

#6.) Bonfire.  Get some friends together and have a bonfire.  And bring some sparklers to get into the spirit.

#7.) Movie Night.  If you just feel like staying in, have a 4th of July-themed movie night with stuff like "Independence Day", "The Patriot" or... yeah, one of those.

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