Valentine's Day: What to do if you can't afford an engagement ring

PERSONAL FINANCE

If you can’t afford a ring this Valentine's Day, don’t worry, here is what you can do.

Communicate openly with your partner about your financial situation.

Consider alternative symbols of commitment, like promise rings or bracelets.

Explore affordable ring options, such as lab-created gemstones, for your partner.

This year, get creative with DIY ring ideas or heirloom jewelry.

Focus on the sentiment behind the proposal rather than the ring's cost.

Look for sales, discounts, or second-hand options to stretch your budget.

Discuss with your partner about future financial goals and priorities together.

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