Memorial Day: the one day every year we come together as a nation to honor the men and women who fought for this country. Filled with tradition and festivities, this weekend has long been felt as the unofficial start to summer.


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Millions of Americans will head to the beach this weekend, while others may take advantage of all the great shopping deals out there. No matter what you decide on, make sure you get some great food, ice-cold drinks and enjoy the weather. This weekend calls for some great times and memories.

We list five frugal ways (and some delicious recipes) for you to enjoy this weekend and kick start your summer with your friends and family.

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