LOVE vs. MONEY
Valentines day is right around the corner. Do you have plans with that special someone? How much will you be spending? Do you even have a budget? Have you even thought about Valentines?
So many Americans fall into the the money trap when it comes to Valentines. It can turn into a very expensive holiday. Buying a gift is not usually good enough. There are also usually flowers involved. Don't forget the romantic card. Can you even celebrate Valentines without a box of chocolate? What about the champagne and fancy dinner? Don't forget the Valentines cards you have to buy for your kids party at school. Ugh! Whoever made this romantic holiday for kids?. . .What a headache!
My hubby is one of the luckiest men when it comes to Valentines. He is married to a frugal minimalist. I don't want him to spend a lot of money and I DON'T want a present unless it is consumable (And I'm vegan, so I don't mean chocolate). However, that does NOT mean he is off the hook for a romantic notion on this special day for couples.
I have my own way of saving money on Valentines, but it consists of giving each other a hug, making a cheap meal at home and calling it good. I know, I'm not much of a romantic. Take me on a beautiful hike and pack me some fruit and nuts and I'll be yours forever. Sooo. . .I thought it'd would be better to share someone else's brilliant ideas for this one.
EllaM from http://www.money.co.uk/ wrote the following article and then asked me if I'd be willing to share it on my blog. Of course! To visit the article and have access to her links go here
Read more: http://www.money.co.uk/article/1010218-10-romance-rip-offs-that-catch-us-out-every-valentines-day-and-how-to-beat-them.htm#ixzz2ser6pB00