A better approach to Valentine's Day

2018-02-14 15:25:05

There's nothing wrong with getting into the Valentine's Day spirit and surprising that special person in your life with a sweet note or small token gift. But don't go overboard on spending, especially if your finances are already on shaky ground. Rather than pay a premium for what will probably amount to a mediocre restaurant meal, whip up something delicious at home. Instead of jewelry, craft something meaningful, like a personalized mug that can be had at a fraction of the cost. And for the love of sugar, wait until the day after Valentine's Day to invest in a giant box of chocolates. Retailers tend to overstock for the holiday, and you'll likely score the same haul for 50% off if you wait 24 hours