According to this article, one of the best ways we ladies can show ourselves some love this Valentine’s Day is by creating a solid financial future for ourselves, whether that’s by opening a retirement account, starting a savings plan, or just creating a solid budget. This was an outstanding article that articulated something I’ve been turning around in my head for a while, that one of the core principles of having a healthy relationship with yourself is having enough self respect to save and invest your money. It’s not greedy or selfish to put money aside for yourself, just like it’s not greedy or selfish to put aside some time during the week to go to the gym. We all need to show ourselves love by taking the time to learn about finances and create a financial plan that will keep us secure in the future.
So this weekend, pop open a bottle of (cheap) champagne and work on your budget or set up a retirement account with regularly scheduled deposits – you’ll be showing yourself and others what self-love is.
(For the record, I put my money where my mouth is and deposited both my tax refund checks into my savings account. I’m thinking of it as my Valentine to myself 🙂