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Awesome Ideas for a Frugal 4th of July Party

The heat is finally here, and nothing says summer like a great 4th of July celebration. There’s really no better time than our nation’s Independence Day to throw a great summer party (or to join someone else’s!).

Add together some icy cold beverages, fresh watermelon, and fireworks, and I’m all in. Here are my best ideas for a frugal 4th of July party that’s both kid-friendly and easy on the wallet.

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Waiting for Your Pitch: Invest Like Manny Ramirez Hits

Tips & Advice

“Can’t anybody here play this game?” — Casey Stengel

Manny Ramirez is a oddball. He’s a laughably bad fielder with weird off-field habits. “Manny being Manny” is long-running baseball shorthand to explain away his antics.

But in the batter’s box he is a raging bull, a career .312 average after 19 seasons with 555 home runs and 1,831 runs batted in. Make what you will of his personality, but his stats put him among the all-time greats. Continue reading

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