Holiday's can be expensive! You may think the 4th of July is an inexpensive holiday because it's not celebrated with gifts. But the average family ends up spending $318.00 on the 4th of July and Americans as a whole spend $645million dollars on fireworks alone! So, beware if you are planning on spending $50 on fireworks you may get talked into spending more because it is the American way. And then you have to BBQ, which is another $100. Before you know it you've blown over $300 on one holiday.