How to Have a Budget-Friendly Valentine's Day

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start brainstorming gift ideas for that special someone. Unfortunately, Valentine’s Day often becomes a stressful holiday for many couples. There is a big misconception that you need to purchase expensive gifts, like jewelry or a fancy dinner. However, with a little creativity and the help of our team at Wadhwani & Shanfeld, you can get your loved one a memorable gift without it hurting your wallet.

Plan a Romantic Dinner at Home

Planning a romantic dinner at home is a great way to stay in a budget while having an intimate date with your loved one. You can prepare their favorite dish and dessert. Restaurants on Valentine’s Day tend to get crowded and can be expensive, so staying in is a win-win.

Make a Homemade Gift

Another great gift is to create something for your loved one. It will mean a lot to your loved one when they see that you spent time making them something. If you don’t want to make them something from scratch, you can buy a “what I love about you” book, or you can make them a picture book with all your favorite memories.

Find Free Events

Another great thing to do is to take your loved one to a free event. Whether it’s a movie in the park or a hiking trip with a great view, there are countless free events you can find in Southern California. Doing something you both haven’t done in a while or enjoying the evening gazing the stars at the Observatory are great ways to have a perfect Valentine’s Day without it hurting your budget.

Set a Budget & Avoid Using Credit Cards

To prevent Valentine’s Day from hurting your wallet, you should set a strict budget and avoid using your credit cards. You can analyze your finances and come up with a budget that you’re comfortable with. Using credit cards will only increase your debt.

If you notice that your financial issues are becoming too overwhelming to handle, our Southern California bankruptcy attorneys are here to help you. With over 65 years of combined experience, we have helped many clients obtain financial freedom.

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