With the Valentine’s Day update came 2 new buildings – the Escalator to Nowhere and the Popsicle Stick Skyscraper. But they came at a price that caused many people’s eyes to do a cartoon-style pop out of their heads – $1 million and $2 million dollars.

Now, if you’ve just started playing the game, those look like unattainable prices. But for those who are at level 25 and have all the characters and buildings and are waiting for level 26, they’re something to strive for.

Early on in the game, your money doesn’t build up that fast. But as you go on, it becomes very easy to gather more than $100,000 every day (and more, if you’re a house farmer).

One of the problems with the game for level 25 players is what to do with all the money if you’ve got all the buildings, land and decorations you need until the next level arrives. The new buildings, while expensive, are a good answer to a problem that arises every month.

So, the Escalator to Nowhere and the Popsicle Stick Skyscraper are what I’m currently saving for – and they also help me to keep checking in to my Springfield, visiting friends, and collecting cash every day. And that means that EA has probably made a very smart move in releasing them, despite their price tags.