Personal Finances

Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Fun

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Worried about spending too much of your paycheck on Valentine’s Day? Don’t be. You don’t have to break your budget to have a great Valentine’s Day with that special someone in your life. Instead, think about some creative alternatives without the hefty price tag to show you care. There’s nothing more attractive than a financially responsible partner who knows how to give great gifts! No matter what your lifestyle or interests, here are a few ideas that should fit your budget.

Take a Hike
What better place to spend the day with your loved one than outdoors in the great Pacific Northwest. Grab a daypack, snacks (or some fixings for a romantic picnic) and hit the trail! Go check out www.oregonhiking.com for some great trail suggestions.

Cook a Meal Together
Spend the evening in the kitchen planning and cooking a meal together. Try a new dish you’ve never made before. It will be an adventure for the both of you, and if it comes out absolutely horrible at least you’ll have a great story to tell. For meal ideas, check out celebrity cook Rachel Ray’s Romantic Recipes for Couples.

Fire up a Movie
Grab a blanket, some popcorn and Netflix and you’ve got a cozy evening in with the one you love. You’re bound to find a romantic movie you both can agree on. If not, and you need a little help here are 101 Romantic Movies You Can Stream on Netflix Tonight.

No matter what you choose to do this Valentine’s Day, experience gifts can be the most well received gifts of all. Those are what true Valentine’s Day memories are made of, and those memories are priceless.

Posted by: Ryan W. Jones

About the author: Ryan has been in the credit union industry for 13 years and has been with Unitus Community Credit Union since 2007. He started his credit union career in Sacramento, CA before finding his way to Oregon. In his day job Ryan oversees Unitus’ digital presence, however when the work whistle blows he is all about his family. He and his wife moved to Oregon in 2006 and have two children.

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