Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST) is a solid business to invest in as the big-box retailer seemingly always finds ways to grow -- even amid a global pandemic or when inflation is high. The one feature of the stock that may disappoint investors is its dividend yield. At the current share price, it yields only 0.7%, so you would need to invest a whopping $143,000 to collect just $1,000 in dividend income over the course of a full year.
The problem, though, is that Valentine's Day gifts can be expensive. The good news, though, is that Costco's shelves are loaded right now with seasonal items that are ideal for Valentine's Day. For Valentine's Day, you may want to step it up a notch and go with Godiva.
Costco is well-known for offering high-quality Kirkland products, as well as for providing both store-brand and name-brand items at a great price. This mistake is so common, and so easy to make, that even finance expert Dave Ramsey has admitted it's happened to him. "To this day, if I'm not careful, I'm still bad about buying things I don't need -- or too much of the things I do need -- in warehouse clubs," Ramsey said.