7 Resources for Valentine's Day
I thought Valentine’s Day was conjured up by Hallmark to drive consumers to purchase their cards, but I was wrong. According to History.com, it dates back to A.D. 270, and the origin is far more devious than a ploy by Hallmark, and I doubt it’ll ever go away. So if you’ve marked your calendar to use Valentine’s Day as a topic for your personal finance class, we’ve got you covered with these seven resources.
We discussed dating and money in high school, financial red flags, the importance of shared values and financial choices, and marriage and money. I included Dr. Ross as a guest speaker in my class, and my students were captivated -- full of questions pertaining to their own dating lives now.
Questions of the Day:
- Question of the Day: How much did 18-24 year olds expect to spend on Valentine's Day? (Updated-2021)
- What is the fastest growing scam reported to the FTC? (2019)
- How much does the retail price for roses increase around Valentine's Day? (2020)
- How much does the average adult spend on Valentine's Day? (2019)
FinCap Friday: Romance & Finance (2020 Version)
This is one of our most popular FinCap Fridays of all time. In this FinCap Friday episode, Yanely checked out the latest survey data about millennials, their money and love!
Infographic: An anticipated drop in Valentine’s Day Spending (2021)
This could be a nice discussion starter: “What do retailers anticipate such a drop in 2021?” I see this as a great opportunity to share how Covid-19 impacts events that lead to indoor dining and retail shopping.
About the Author
Making a difference in the lives of students through financial capability is Brian’s greatest passion. He comes to NGPF after fifteen years of public school teaching where he was the ‘11 Ohio Department of Education recipient of a Milken National Educator Award, the CEE Forbes Award winner, and a Money Magazine/CNN "Money Hero". He served on the working group for President Obama's Advisory Council on Financial Capability. He has private school experience as a Trustee for the Cincinnati Country Day School and was a past Ohio Jump$tart President. Brian holds a BBA and M.Ed. When Brian isn’t working alongside his NGPF teammates he is likely spending time with his wife, three children, and dog; hiking, or watching Ohio State football.
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