Take Five – Blogger Roundup February 3, 2011

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A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week we're all about two extremes - romance and football.

The Cost of Love

[Get Rich Slowly] “To quantify the cost of love, let’s look at the typical expenses associated with dating over a one-year period, along with lower-cost ways to woo your sweetheart.”

(Editor’s Note: We just posted 15 Sexy Tips to Save on Valentine’s Day)

7 Things you better not give for Valentine’s Day

[Walletpop] “As humorist and author Gina Barreca, puts it, Valentine’s Day is ripe for wrong turns, especially if you’re attempting to cover your bases on a budget. Here are her helpful hints about what to avoid in the gift department.”

10 Tips to Save Money When Buying Good Wine

[MoneyCrashers] “My husband and I are also on a budget right now, but we’ve made room in our spending enough to have wine every night at dinner. Why?  Well, obviously we love drinking wine (or we wouldn’t be spending the money on it). Having a glass of wine with dinner is almost a ritual at our house, and I’d be sad if we had to cut it out.”

Money-Saving Tricks I Learned Planning an Elopement

[Wisebread] “In the wedding industry, an elopement is really just a small wedding. It doesn’t have to be spur-of-the-moment, and it doesn’t have to be a exotic destination wedding. It turns out that many vendors treat any wedding under 14 people as an ‘elopement,’ and some offer cheaper packages.”

The Top 5 Super Bowl party fouls

[Consumer Reports Blog] “If you’re hosting a party for the big game, you want to make sure the drama comes from the field and not from sick guests or post-game home repairs. Consumer Reports has compiled its list of top Super Bowl party fouls – and how to avoid them.”

(Editor’s Note: See our recent post 5 Tips to Save on Your Super Bowl XLV Bash)

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