The #1 way to enjoy Valentine’s day and not break the bank [Money Tip]

by Belinda Rosenblum

Marc and I had been dating a year. We had met each other’s family and friends. Things were getting serious. And then… Valentine’s Day was fast approaching.

Oh no – I worked myself into quite a tizzy wondering, “How much do I spend? What do I get him? I don’t want to spend too much, but I don’t want to spend too little either… and what if I spend more than him and make him feel cheap…”

The mind chatter went on and then I figured out how to stop it!

Here’s the #1 way to enjoy Valentine’s day and not make yourself broke:bowlingpin

MONEY TIP: Create a gift that is truly meaningful and won’t break the bank.

My husband Marc and I had our first date at King’s (a hip Bowling alley) in downtown Boston. SO… I bought a new bowling pin from them and wrote a fun note personalized to him on the pin.

It’s his favorite gift yet – total cost of $25 bowling pin and $2 sharpie pen. (Estimate= $0-30, usually the less money you spend, the more creative you inspire yourself to geIMG_2797t.)

If you’re anything like our daughter, you may be writing up your own – hopefully shorter than Becca’s list of 14! – Valentine’s Day cards or gifts, but you may feel a little stuck.

I totally understand that pull (which sometimes is a gut-wrenching claw)… you know, that part of you that wants to spend money on those you love yet that other part that also wants to save, pay off debt, and be financially responsible.

You can continue to “own your money” and enjoy this Valentine’s Day!

Here’s how – with my 8 Valentine’s Day ideas for singles and couples!

And If you want to give yourself – and your relationship with money – a gift this year, then I can really help with that one too… I’ve so enjoyed the direct conversations that I have had with readers just like you recently. In a mere few minutes, I’ve been able to deliver hope, direction, and specific action steps to confidently move forward. If you’re ready to take control of your money in 2018 too then… JUST GO HERE and request one of the 3 spots next week for a 1×1 call with me (if you haven’t had one before).

LEARN FROM THE BEST: Here are a few new resources to help you reduce your stress, reduce your spending, and maximize your fun!

** How not to freak out when the stock market drops by Desmond Henry of Afflora Financial Life Planning

** How To Watch The Olympics Without Cable TV by Eric Rosenberg from Living on the Cheap

** Have a Romantic No Spend Valentine’s Date Night by

** What You Need To Know About Submitted the FAFSA Form by Jocelyn Paonita of The Scholarship System

Comment below and let me know which of these tips and opportunities you find helpful. Here’s to your abundant relationships (with money too) in 2018!

PS> Did we set up a time to talk yet? I only have 3 more slots last time I checked so if you’d like some guidance and support to take control of your finances in 2018, and you aren’t currently enrolled in a program with us, then let’s set up a time to chat! Follow this link: and have a great weekend!

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Nicole @ Greatest Worth February 16, 2018 at 8:25 pm

Thanks for the mention! No spend Valentine’s are usually pretty memorable! I hope everyone had a good one whether they were frugal or not :)


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