Valentine’s Day Costs

February 11, 2015

Americans spend over $13 billion on Valentine’s Day buying candy, flowers, jewelry and going out to dinner, according to the Retail Advertising and Marketing Association. However, not everyone can afford to go out and spend a large amount of money on Valentine’s day, and even for those that can afford it, it is not always the best choice.

We have come up with a few money saving tips for you this Valentine’s Day. It is not about how much money you spend, who got the nicest date or gift. It is truly about spending time with those you love. Here are a few money conscious ideas on how to spend your Valentine’s Day this year:

• Plan a movie date at home. Pick out a good movie and eat some popcorn.
• Cook dinner at home. It could be your favorite meal or something new.
• Make a homemade gift. Perhaps a “date night” coupon book for the future or simply just a card.
• Take turns watching friend’s kids so you can lower child care costs and then in turn get to have your night out.

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