Weekly Roundup: Happy Valentine’s Day Edition

Happy Valentine’s Day to all the love birds out there.  My wife and I enjoyed a dinner at Outback Steakhouse last night, compliments of a gift card my mother-in-law gave us for Christmas.  It was nice to have a night out just to ourselves, and I was happy because the early-bird specials were available until 6:00pm Monday through Friday!

Other than the ProFlowers I ordered for my wife, which arrived yesterday, we decided to forgo Valentine’s Day gifts as we continue our push for debt freedom and a fully funded emergency fund by the end of this year.  I know it isn’t very romantic, but the added feeling of security from debt freedom is worth it.  Besides, next year we just might take a short, debt-free trip to celebrate Valentine’s Day with financial freedom!

Favorite Valentine’s Day Posts


  1. I’m really happy to see you posting about the fact that you are still on the “journey” to financial freedom. Its one of the things I like about your blog. So many other sites seem to take the “you idiot, why don’t you know how to do this” attitude.

  2. @frugalCPA: Sounds romantic…sorry I missed it!

    @Dianna: Please, I have no room to call anyone else out! I’ve made every mistake in the book, to varying degrees, over the years. I appreciate your comments.

  3. Thanks for the mention, FD! We pretty much agreed to ignore this V-day as we went skiing, but I still got her a little card and wrote a little something special. It was a small surprise, but still a good one!