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Valentine’s Day Gifts That Keep On Giving

Valentine's gifts that make money

As I was driving home one day this week, Rick Dees was talking about Valentine’s Day statistics on the radio. Of course, the one that caught my attention was that the average person spends $142 on their Valentine. While a Benjamin and a half might not seem like a ton of money for that special someone, it’s not chump change. Multiply that by two for a couple, and we’re approaching $300. I don’t know about you, but if my family is going to be out almost $300 for Valentine’s Day, we don’t want flowers that die, candy that makes us fat, or dinner that will eventually end up in our septic tank. If I’m spending money on February 14th, it will be for a Valentine’s Day Gift that keeps on giving!  A Gift That Saves Money Ironically, we got our annual renewal bill for our safe deposit box this week. Happy Valentine’s Day, and we’re deducting $75 from your checking account! I’m not sure why we need a locked box at the bank. We don’t have any valuables in there. It’s mostly insurance and real estate papers along with passports and a couple of car titles. Sadly, it’s one of ...

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Valentine’s Day Gifts From a Six Year Old’s Point of View

six year old's valentine's ideas

I really wasn’t going to write anything about Valentine’s Day this year. It isn’t a holiday I enjoy. People spending stupid amounts of money on overpriced items to tell someone that you love them one day a year isn’t my idea of a party. However, I know many people like Valentine’s Day or at least feel guilted by society to buy a gift for someone. I think my six year old has gotten the idea of the heavy sell*. Maybe her advice will keep you from spending too much today. Valentine’s Day From a Six Year Old’s Perspective For example, we were at the grocery store LAST WEEK. It was already a sea of pink and red, everything from balloons to flowers to candy. Why you’d buy Valentine’s flowers a week early is beyond me, but there they were. My daughter: “Boy, Mommy. They sure have a lot of Valentimes  (her pronunciation) stuff here already. Why do they put this much stuff out here?”  Me: “Well, the store wants us to see all this stuff and think we need to buy it for someone for Valentine’s Day. It’s kind of silly, isn’t it?” Daughter: “Well, why don’t we just go ...

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