Personal finance from around the Web:
- Sweet savings for Valentine’s Day: Five easy tips on how not to break the bank — or disappoint — on February 14. [Globe Investor]
- To circumvent competing with unbeatable deals on the Internet, many brands are removing the price tags from listings on e-commerce sites. Consumers must put items in their “shopping cart” and proceed to the virtual checkout before they know their total. [The New York Times]
- Is Happy Hour at home just as happy? New research shows that in the current economy more Americans are enjoying cocktails from the comfort of their living rooms. Their recession beverage of choice? Tequila. [Wallet Pop]
- S&P 500 slump got you down? It’s just the second stage of a bull market, says one commentator. Look to auto and house sales instead as the benchmarks for recovery. [Bloomberg]
- It takes a village — maybe one that senior citizens are joining through the Internet. Online “communities” are cropping up across the country, providing tools for living out retirement communally — without having to relocate. [The Best Life]
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