Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day 2018: It’s the Little Things that Add Up
Consolidated Credit offers a quick infographic snapshot of expected spending for Valentine’s Day 2018. This year, it’s the little things that add up to near record spending on sweethearts. We offer tips on how to use credit cards wisely as you spread the love.
Valentine’s Day has gone to the Dogs – Literally

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and friends, lovers, husbands, wives, significant others and dog lovers – if they haven’t already – will hit the stores to get that special something for that special someone… or special dog in their lives. While humans will be purchasing chocolate and flowers or jewelry for their human companions, dog […]

Romantic “On A Budget” Valentine Day Ideas

By April Lewis-Parks Are you still trying to figure out what you want to do today for Valentine’s? Are you strapped for cash but still want to show that special somebody that you care? Here are some frugal ideas to help you plan the perfect evening that won’t send you over your budget. Prepare A […]

DIY Thursdays: 2 Sweet and Simple Valentine Day Treats

By Jessica Williams Strawberry Cannoli Ingredients • 1 pint (12 oz) of strawberries, rinsed, hulled, and halved • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar • 1 tub (15 0z) of whole-milk ricotta cheese • 4 ounces of cream cheese • 1 cup of confectioner sugar • ¼ teaspoon of almond extract • 1 box (4 or […]

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in February

By Lindsay Sakraida and Louis Ramirez ( February may be the shortest month of the year, but it’s certainly not lacking in savings. You might not score as big of a discount as you would prefer on a Valentine’s Day gift, but this month you’ll find deals on several necessities like winter coats and tax […]

DIY Thursdays: Strawberry Rice Krispy Treats just in Time for Valentine’s Day

By Jessica Williams This is a very simple recipe from I have used it time and time again and it has never let me down. The best part is that it puts a new spin on the old Rice Krispy recipe that we all love. I guarantee you will leave your taste buds watering […]

DIY Thursdays: Easy and Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Treat for your Co-Workers, Kid’s Class, or That Special Someone

By Jessica Williams Valentine’s Day is around the corner and most people are still recovering from the spending that they did during the holiday season. So to help you celebrate the holiday of love on a budget, we have the perfect sweet treat that you can give out to co-workers, friends, kids, or that special […]

DIY Thursdays: Valentine’s Day Stained Glass Heart Cookies

By Jessica Williams These eye-catching cookies can be cut into any shape, just as long as you have the cookie cutter in two different sizes. If you don’t have a cookie cutter, that’s fine, you can simply just take a sharp knife and trace out any pattern that your heart desires. Ingredients: • 2 1/2 […]

Throwing a Fun Valentine’s Day Party for Singles

By April Lewis-Parks For couples, Valentine’s Day is a holiday to do something romantic, feed each other chocolate and gush about the benefits of being in a relationship. For singles, it’s a day to mock the Hallmark holiday. Many unattached people may feel lonely, annoyed or a combination of the two on Valentine’s Day, which […]

Valentine's Day gift ideas under $20
Creative Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Under $20
You want to make your Valentine feel special, but without a lot of credit card debt. These Valentine's Day gift ideas are less than $20 to help you save.
Spread the love with Valentine's Day apps
6 Apps for an Affordable and Romantic Valentine’s Day
Making your Valentine feel special doesn't have to break the bank. These Valentine's Day apps can help you spread the love and save big.
Valentine’s Day Dinner on a Budget

By Courtney Hall

Planning Valentine’s Day on a Budget

By April Lewis-Parks TV commercials and marketing pitches make Valentine’s Day seem like you have to spend hundreds of dollars! From expensive jewelry to lavish dinners, the message is “love is going to really cost you.” Of course while an extravagant Valentine’s Day may make your honey happy at the time, the following month when […]

February Financial Tips
6 Fabulous February Financial Tips
Leap year means February is a longer month. These six fabulous February financial tips can help you save money and avoid debt this month.
Valentine’s Day, To Bee or Not to Bee… Costly

By April Lewis-Parks  This Valentine’s Day, couples are once again eager to shower their loved ones with special gifts.  According to the National Retail Federation’s 2011 Valentine’s Day Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, the average person will spend $116.21 on traditional Valentine’s Day merchandise this year, up 12.8 percent over last year’s $103.00.  As one […]