Love Is In the Air: 5 Savings Tips to Make Your Love Life and Your Money Last Forever
Ahh… love is in the air and this year you want to do something special for your love bunny on Valentine’s Day, which by the way happens to be one of the world’s most expensive holidays in the United States. Sure, you’re probably stressed about the pressure to indulge and overspend to show how much you care… But don’t worry – here are a few fun ways to show your sweetie pie that she/he is numero uno in your life without breaking the bank.
Love don’t cost a thing at home. Dishing out big bucks for one day to show the significant other in your life how much you care is silly. Celebrate at home - cook his/her favorite meal, dim the lights, wear his/her favorite outfit, pull out your favorite drink and top it off with a special serenade handwritten by you. Trust us; a little goes a long way.
Reminisce. If you’re afraid of messing up the homemade surf and turf and insist on going out to dinner, try taking your love muffin to the place where you had your first date. It’s a thoughtful gesture and it’s totally romantic. The restaurant probably won’t be too expensive and besides it’s a special way to bring back memories and re-kindle the flame.
Sweet deals. Sometimes local retailers have special V-Day rates, menus and discounts for you and a loved one. So do some research and take advantage of the “buy one get one free” meal deal for you and your sweetie pie.
Make sweet music. Remember those mix tapes and love CD’s you used to make back in the day? Well show your sweetheart how much you really care and buy them an actual Certificate of Deposit. Receiving a gift that keeps on giving is far better than listening to those played out slow jams.
Spread the love and the wealth. – No cuddle bear to show how much you care? – No worries, V-Day isn’t just for couples – it’s also a day to show your family, friends, and even co-workers how much you care. Consider new savings account referrals as ways to spread the love to the special people in your life. A lot of times, banks will share the wealth and send money your way too! ING DIRECT customers can check out our referral program by logging into their account and clicking on the Refer-A-Friend link at the bottom of the page.