Valentines on the Cheap

If you haven’t noticed, it is February.  And February means Valentine’s Day.  Depending on who you are, what type of relationship you may (or may not) have, and what your traditions are, Valentine’s Day may be just another day, or it may be a hugely big deal.  One of the things that I absolutely hate about Valentine’s Day is the idea of spending a lot of money.  Candy shouldn’t be expensive (and the stuff in those hearts is often awful) and gifts don’t have more meaning just because of their cost.

In that vein, I’ve put together a list of links, suggesting ways to make Valentine’s Day special without breaking the bank:

One of the surest ways to spend too much on Valentine’s Day is to wait until the last minute to make any plans.  Take a few minutes today to figure out what you are going to do next week.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

About the Author

Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.
  • Thanks so much for including my article in your list.

  • Simon

    Thanbks for the tips…I found a great weekend hotel package at

  • Thanks so much for highlighting my Suddenly Frugal blog in your article. Literally thousands of your readers have visited my site in the past few days, and I really appreciate them all stopping by.


  • Kevin

    Here’s an interesting female perspective I found about buying Valentines. I thought we had to do this! Now I know that -some- women think differently too! Sure takes the pressure off.