Happy Independence Day! It’s the summer and it’s the 4th of July, so that means many of you will be buying huge watermelons and serving it up to your guests today and throughout the summer. Wise Bread has a fun article today on 6 Unique Ways To Eat Watermelon. What does it have to do with money? Well, sometimes we buy watermelons way too big to eat, so instead of losing money and letting it go bad, try those 6 ways to eat it quicker! Here’s a few more great articles to peruse on your Sunday holiday:
Best 0% APR on Balance Transfer Credit Cards. If you’re currently in the process of paying off your credit cards, but it might take a while, consider transferring the balances to a 0% APR credit card so you avoid the finance charges while you’re paying it off. This is a great list for you to check out, just make sure you read the fine print, because many of these companies will slap a 1 to 3% balance transfer fee on you at the beginning which is basically like prepaid interest. If you like a card with this fee, call them up and tell them you’ll transfer over your balance if they waive the fee! [ Consumerism Commentary ]
Buying the Best New (or Used) Car For You. Solid article going through everything you should consider when buying a new or used car. Cars are cheaper than ever right now, so if you’re in the market for one, now is the time to buy! [ Five Cent Nickel ]
What You Need To Know About Mutual Fund Sales Fees and Expenses. I know, it’s boring stuff, but if you’re investing in mutual funds in your 401(k) or IRA, you NEED to read this article. [ Bible Money Matters ]
10 Cheap Kids Birthday Party Tips. Planning a birthday party for your kid? This is a must-read so you save some money! [ Money Smart Life ]
The Costs of Working. If you’re a stay-at-home mom and thinking of going back to work to make extra money for the family, check out this article before you do! It might not be worth it! [ Free Money Finance ]
From all of us at Money Crashers, have a SAFE and HAPPY 4th of July! Make sure you reflect on the freedoms you experience every day from this great country and the Founding Fathers that had the vision to make it happen!