The Fourth of July is a popular time to gather with friends and loved ones — and spend money.
In 2015, Americans spent $3.6 million on flags and $257.8 million on fireworks. Revelers spent a combined $6.6 billion on food over the weekend and drank $1 billion worth of beer. All in all, the average household spends roughly $346.50 over the July Fourth weekend on food and drinks, transportation and other supplies.
Freedom isn't free, but it doesn't have to break the bank, either. Here are some ways to celebrate the 4th of July for less than $10.
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