Valentine’s Day has really been a bit of a quandary for me. Do I got with my cynical self and say it is just one of those Hallmark Holidays and say it is meant just to spur the economy and get people to spend $85 for a dozen roses which die after a week?
As a financial advisor I never recommend to anyone to spend for superfluous items. That said, if people are spending a lot on these items, it must mean that the economy is good and people are spending freely. In fact, it should be a leading indicator of a turnaround in the economy, especially in these times.
Now that said, I don’t even believe there really is a reason to spend a lot of money. I personally don’t care for roses. Daisies and Peruvian lillies work well for me. The day is about love, isn’t it? Or more importantly, about showing love! Can I get a big cheer? Isn’t love free?
So for those of you out there, what are you expecting to get for Valentine’s? Take my poll and answer as many as you can.