Six Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day on a Budget

Six Ways to Spend Valentine's Day on a Budget

Six Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day on a Budget


Six Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day on a Budget

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Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is almost here.

In the past few years, you may have gone all out to buy roses, teddy bears, chocolates, jewelry, a big dinner, those little candy hearts…but that’s when you decide to make financial independence a part of 2022 year before the theme.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate love, not even Valentine’s Day. We’ve always heard that Valentine’s Day is a holiday sign used to sell cards and chocolates – sure, that might make sense – but if your partner takes Valentine’s Day seriously, You are Take Valentine’s Day seriously. This is how heart-shaped cookies crumble.

So here are my top 6 tips for getting Valentine’s Day right— This is true for both your partner and your bank account.

1. Start a tradition. Rather than having a typical romantic dinner, how about starting a tradition that you and your partner can do every year on Valentine’s Day? The point here is to find something that makes sense and is cost-effective—once those two criteria are met, the world is your oyster. You can have a picnic where you first met; you can make Valentine’s Day a social media-free day instead of scrolling, and you can spend time together without distractions; Volunteer with trusted organisations – you get the idea. Make it something the two of you can do together and look forward to every year — it’s priceless.

2. Give the gift of time. Chocolate is delicious, but your boyfriend will also take something off your to-do list. Has your partner been delaying returning some online shopping orders? Put your shoes on and head to UPS. Is your partner the cook in your house? Step in and channel your Gordon Ramsay. The best part? You can do something super meaningful without spending a penny.

3. Contribute to your joint retirement fund. You’ll need to make an ongoing contribution to your retirement fund, and the cash you spend on Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be taken from the money you’ve allocated to your final stage. Instead of letting each other eat candy in one day (or, let’s be honest, ten minutes), put whatever money you plan to spend on Valentine’s Day into your retirement account. This may sound like a major nap, but remember the symbolism here: You are jointly invested in your future. If that’s not love, I don’t know what is.

4. Skip it. I repeat – I don’t hate love, but there’s nothing better than spending money on your spending plan zero dollar Skip Valentine’s Day entirely? But here’s the important part: You and your lover must agree on this game plan in advance. Otherwise, I don’t care who you are, you’ll be in the dog house. So first, ask your partner: Is Valentine’s Day important to you? If not, then why are you celebrating? Especially if your lovebirds also celebrate an anniversary every year.It’s important to show your partner that you appreciate them, but do you need to celebrate your anniversary? and Valentine’s Day every year? See if it makes sense to choose to celebrate an anniversary or Valentine’s Day; I mean when you’re in love, every day is Valentine’s Day, right?

5. Be a postman. If you’re not thinking about skipping Valentine’s Day and you feel like you really need something small, don’t deliver it. Typical Valentine’s Day gifts – flowers and chocolates – incur high delivery fees on and before Valentine’s Day. So instead of sending flowers to your home, go out and buy some yourself! Don’t overlook grocery store flowers; Trader Joe’s has some A-grade flower arrangements for a fraction of the price of traditional florists.

6. Rainy season inspection in St. Valentine. Even if you don’t want to skip the big day, see if your partner is willing to make Valentine’s Day on February 15th, the day after the official holiday – when all Valentine’s Day gifts are on sale. It may not sound romantic…but save money? Hmm, that sounds blissful to me.

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