Valentines Day Savings Roundup

February 13, 2011

My wife and I celebrated Valentines early – we actually had a free baby-sitter so we went out for dinner and a movie last night.  We stopped into the neighboring Barnes and Noble for a bit after the movie let out so my wife could skim through some magazines. I tagged along to that part of the store to check out the latest editions of some personal finance magazines.

Since we’ve had kids, I haven’t spent much time perusing magazines at bookstores so it was kind of an overwhelming experience.  I couldn’t believe how many different magazines they sold, on such a variety of topics.  In fact, it took me a while to find the section with Forbes, Kiplingers, Smart Money, etc.   I finally found it, tucked away in the second and third row in the business section.

It seemed kind of strange to that the money magazines (which could help you afford the hobbies & interests represented by the hundreds of other periodicals) were so few and hard to find. I’m sure it’s because most people don’t enjoy reading about personal finance topics like I do, the bookstore sells what people want.

Still, it seems like wierd to me that people wouldn’t want to know more about how to spend, save, and grow their money so they could better afford the things in the categories of Art, Entertainment, Food & Wine, Automotive, Fashion, Electronics, Home & Garden, Sports, Travel, etc.

I did see some headlines about how to save money when celebrating Valentine’s Day, so I thought today I’d share some articles online about the same topic.

Valentine’s Day Savings

Personal Finance


Hope you have a happy Valentine’s Day!


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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn't like the other kids... His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he's helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

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