OFFBEAT OF THE HEART
This year, with Feb. 14 falling on a Sunday, Valentine's Day threatens to last the whole weekend. For the single guy or gal, Valentine's Day can be full of loneliness and self-doubt. For couples, choices abound -- from a romantic getaway to a small gift or card. Doing nothing is obviously the cheapest choice, no matter the relationship status. But being frugal is no reason to ignore Valentine's Day. There are plenty of ways to express love and enjoy each other's company besides an extravagant dinner or chocolates. Plan something that truly reflects your affection and relationship, rather than a sense of obligation.