It really doesn’t matter if you’re spending Valentine’s Day on your own or with a significant other this year. What matters is what you choose do with your time, and money, of course. Some of us are heading to an obligatory expensive dinner, some of us are celebrating at Sonic (here’s lookin’ at you, Mr. and Mrs. Groovy), while others are enjoying some solo time or adventures with friends. No matter what your poison, I propose that you treat yourself to one thing-big or small-that will enhance your financial future.
Go Ahead, Treat Yourself
This Valentine’s weekend, I challenge you to do ONE thing that will propel your finances into a better place. Go ahead and treat yourself to a less expensive, celebratory dinner, or cook at home, or join Mr. and Mrs. Groovy at your favorite, grease-filled, fast food joint! Then take the money you saved and throw it towards debt repayment or long-term investments.
Don’t want to forego the deliciousness of that much-anticipated, pricey dinner? No problem. Do something else that could have a lasting effect on the future of your finances.
A List Of Options
Here’s an impromptu list of options that would suffice:
-Clean out clutter and list it on Craigslist
–Cut your mobile/data package-most people don’t use all of their data anyway
–Cancel your cable! You know you’ve been thinking about it for a long time
-Stop getting highlights and go back to your natural hair color-experience talking here
-Increase your savings rate by a percentage point…or 2!
-Vow to create weekly menus before heading to the grocery store
-Eat lunches at your desk
-Rein in unnecessary shopping
Happy Valentine’s Weekend!
However you choose to celebrate, or not celebrate, enjoy your weekend! I spent many years as a single gal, so I understand that not everyone has a significant other sending them roses or taking them out. And I also KNOW (from experience) that being single can be really awesome and even preferred by some folks. So, no matter what your situation may be, Show Some Love, Go Enjoy Yourself, And Save More Money!
Now, what do you plan on doing to treat yourself to better finances this weekend?
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