Young hipster girls at the beach, celebrating the fourth of July - by holding an American flag and fire torches up high

The Quicken Loans Zing Blog team would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July!

While you’re waiting for barbeques to start and fireworks to burst, take a look at some of these articles to make your Fourth of July celebration spectacular!

Throw a Fourth of July Party Without Breaking the Bank

Father and daughter outdoors in a meadow on july 4th.

If you’re anything like me, Fourth of July has you thinking about a weekend on the lake, grilling outside and fireworks shows. Luckily, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have an awesome Fourth of July party. From the decorations to the fireworks, we have tips to stay within budget and still have a day everyone will enjoy. See how you can throw a patriotic bash and stay on a budget.

Let Freedom Ring: A Fourth of July Infographic

Fourth of July Infographic - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Have you ever wondered about the history of the Fourth of July? We know the Declaration of Independence was unveiled on the Fourth of July in 1776, but when did it become an official holiday? Or how about the difference in America from 1776 to now? Who was Uncle Sam, really? Check out this infographic for a heavy dose of Americana.

Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks display from Bournemouth Pier in Dorset. Popular tourist destination, Bournemouth beach in the foreground.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 200 people per day will visit emergency rooms with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the Fourth of July. If you choose to set off sparks this Independence Day, taking precautions and using common sense can go a long way toward keeping you and your loved ones safe. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind so your Fourth of July will stay emergency room-free.

Boating Safety: A Few Dos and Don’ts for Enjoying the Water

An American Flag pictured over the Potomac River looking towards Washington DC, picture taken in Alexandria, Virginia.

If you’ll be enjoying this Fourth of July on the water, you’ll want to give this post a read. From a safety checklist to nautical no-nos, we’ve got everything you need to keep you and your loved ones safe on the boat.

Fun Touches for Your Patio and Backyard

Large back yard with grass and covered patio with firepit.

With summer here, it’s time to start planning for your patio updates. Your patio is a central place for friends and family to gather, so it can almost always benefit from spruce-ups, a new piece of furniture and trendy decorations. Let’s start with our patio furniture picks that will add a fun touch to your backyard!

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