Can money buy love?

How much is too much money to spend on the people you love?

Emily Cummings and Liya Patel

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Every Valentine’s Day, more than $18.2 billion is spent on candies, cards and other loving gifts. But how much are you willing to spend on the day of love?

Should showing affection break the bank or stay within a reasonable limit?

Valentine’s Day started out as a way to express your love for your partner, but nowadays everyone and their grandmother’s dog is participating.

Although, you don’t have to be in a relationship to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Many single people have started to buy gifts for their co-workers, friends and other friends and family, which has caused the overall spending on Valentine’s Day to skyrocket.

But where does the spending stop? For most high school students, money only comes from jobs and allowances, which doesn’t leave a lot of room for lavish gifts.

Even though it might be fun to splurge on the people you love, many students have started to cut back on their Valentine’s spending. According to a poll from our school, 80% of students are willing to spend up to $30 on Valentine’s Day gifts. Some of the gifts included in this price range are chocolates and candies, which 77% of students voted to be their favorite go-to gifts for Valentine’s Day.

 

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