Sometimes the best independence is beating the tyranny of the kitchen. This July 4th ditch the bbq and head out for dinner. How to beat the expense?? Salute our forefathers by having a glass of wine or a cold brew at home before you head out. Truth is, the biggest expense you'll incur at a night out is the libations. And wait until you get home for the nightcap. Just remember though, nothing to drink if you're driving! Safety is super savvy.