retirement planning; retirement; saving; IRA / Valentine's Day

Better options to Wasteful Valentine’s day spending

 The cost of a dozen red roses escalates in February. The flowers are grown in Columbia (S. America) where the women field workers are exposed to toxic chemicals. The flowers are air-freighted to the U.S., leaving a considerable carbon footprint. Roses rarely last more than a few days before fading and wilting. 

What lasts longer and has a much more positive impact on a person’s life?  A contribution to their Individual Retirement Account. Married couples with one income can contribute to the non-earning spouse’s Roth IRA instead of throwing money at carbon-intensive tokens that quickly wilt. 

Source: Financial Planning for Women