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Simple Money-Saving Life Hacks

You can save time and money by streamlining everyday tasks. Here are a few "life hacks" that will ultimately help you keep your cash in the bank.

Love and Money: What America's Spending This Valentine's Day

Romance can't be reduced to dollars and cents, but when Valentine's Day rolls around, there's some pressure to whip out your wallet. With that in mind, Discover has produced a fun little infographic that shows what everyone wants on Feb. 14 -- and how much they expect to pay.

Is Apple Trying to Break Hearts with Obsolete iPads?

Earlier this month, Apple's marketing department pitched iPad 2 as a great gift for Valentine's Day. But with the iPad 3 a mere three weeks from release, we have to call foul. A dozen roses may not last that long, but no one's buying a $499 flower arrangement.

All the Heart, Half the Cost: Your Budget Valentine Ideas

In search of gifts that say more about the heart than the wallet, we asked our readers for inexpensive but meaningful ideas for Valentine's Day. They came through with a number of fine ways to demonstrate your love without busting your budget.

Share Your Ideas for a Sweet but Frugal Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is coming, which means that millions of men are getting ready to drop money on Whitman's samplers and red roses. But there are other options out there -- and we know that our faithful readers have explored at least a few of them.

I Love (to Shop for) You: Valentine's Spending to Rise

Chances are, you'll be more generous with your honey this Valentine's Day than last. Consumer spending on the holiday is expected to exceed last year's levels, according to surveys from the National Retail Federation and American Express.

Don't Resort to Crime to Cover Your Wedding Costs

Desperate for cash to pay for their wedding, a Pennsylvania couple allegedly stripped more than $7,000 worth of copper from utility poles and sold it. We all know how expensive weddings can get, but there are better solutions than crime -- among them, these tips for cutting down wedding costs.

How Soon-to-Wed Juan and Jose Will Boost Economy

It's matrimony's version of a financial stimulus program. The moment Jose Matos proposed to Juan Estrada after New York approved same-sex marriage, the pair joined thousands of gay couples expected to boost the state's economy. Caterer? Check. Flowers? Check. Engraved invitations? Yup.

Groupon and FTD Offer Refunds

If you bought a Groupon for $20 good for $40 worth of flowers from FTD and suspected you were being overcharged, you thought right. Seems a glitch in...

Nine Valentine's Day Stocks to Sweeten Your Portfolio

Spending for the lovers' holiday this year is expected to climb 5.8% over 2009, and that spells opportunity for investors. Here are some greeting card, candy, jewelry, flower and restaurant stocks that could get a lift from sweethearts looking for that special something.

A Heartwarming Valentine's Day Sales Forecast

Valentine's Day sales should thrill the hearts of retailers this year: Spending for the day is forecast to top $18.6 billion, a 5.8% jump in spending over 2010. That amounts to about $125 per person taking part in the holiday for lovers.

100 flowers for $20 through Friday

Get 100 blooms for $20 from ProFlowers when you click on the upper right corner of the site where it says "hear about us on radio or TV?" When the...

Send cash on Facebook with Facecard

A new Facebook app from Facecard.com, a prepaid credit card company that caters mainly to parents of teens, could put the hurt on PayPal and on...

Deter burglars with flower power

In Tokyo, it's called "Operation Flower." I, too, have observed the phenomenon: Pretty flowers deter crime. And in Suginami City, a district of...

Win free flowers for a year

Whole Foods is giving away free flowers every month for a year to 10 winners of a drawing. The entry deadline is March 4. The sweepstakes started...