For those of you lucky enough to be taking a well deserved break during the 4th of July long weekend, or at least the 4th of July, there will be plenty to do in the form of parties, fireworks and parades.However, for those of us on a budget, there are plenty of money saving ideas on the 4th that won’t put a dent in our pockets.FAMILY BBQ:A family BBQ is just the think if you’re looking for good food, good company and a way to save a few bucks. Have each family member bring a dish to the BBQ or various meats that can be cooked on the grill. Those members less kitchen inclined can bring other essentials like cups, plates and drinks. Together, you can make the Fourth of July a family outing where everyone contributes, bringing you closer together.BEACH PARTY: If the beach is more your style, load up the car and drive down the highway to a sun filled paradise. Fill up the tank before though to save money on gas and stock up on snack food like chips and soda to make the trip more carefree and free spirited. Don’t get weighed down by heavy food like chicken and burgers that you need to carry to and from the beach. Keep it casual and simple in order to enjoy a 4th that’s minimalistic but full of flavor.FIREWORKS!!!:Instead of paying to watch fireworks, keep it all in the family by buying your own–as long as they adhere to Florida statues of safety–or sitting out in your porch, backyard or balcony and enjoying the fireworks from a distance. The experience will be the same and you won’t have to break the bank to appreciate a fireworks spectacular.Interested in receiving information on a reverse mortgage or think a reverse mortgage is right for you? Give us a call at (888) 845-6630 or email us at We do not pressure those who inquire so enjoy your 4th of July on a Budget and let us know if you think a reverse mortgage is right for you!