Everyone with a sweetheart would love to lavish that person with every expensive gift they can imagine. The reality, however, calls for a somewhat less extravagant display of love.

Unless your mattress is stuffed with hundred-dollar bills, you're driving a Porsche, and Warren Buffett calls you for advice on a monthly basis, you probably like to save money as often as humanly possible. And, Valentine's Day should be no exception.

This doesn't necessarily make you a cheapskate but if you are, more power to you!

There are so many lovely little ways to make Valentine's Day special without emptying out your wallet. Part-Time Money is a really great place for money-saving (and money-making) ideas, including Valentine's Day activities and gifts.

Plus I thought I'd throw in a few of my own ideas. Just remember - overspending does not equal love.

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Cheapskates

Lots more creative, cheap, wonderful Valentine's Day ideas can be found at Part-time Money.

Sources: Part-time Money and Me

A Survival Guide For Your First Winter in South Dakota

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and the rest of the Sioux Empire (AKA southeastern South Dakota) are welcoming thousands of new residents every year.


Many of you new folks will be experiencing your first eastern South Dakota winter. While it doesn't usually get as bad as our Dakota friends up north, I speak from experience when I say it can get a little rough.


So, to help ease you into winter in Sioux Falls and South Dakota here are some winter survival tips:

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