The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Rain Edition

We had our first nice rain in a long while on Monday evening. I went outside after the rain and you could smell everything inching back to life after a lengthy dry spell.

It was wonderful. Our garden really needed it.

There’s nothing better than a summer rain.

Ten Things You Can Do When You Don’t Feel Motivated to Get Stuff Done Whenever I feel unmotivated, I usually have a short “go-to” list of things that need to be taken care of that I always turn to. (@ unclutterer)

Living the Quiet Life This is one of the best paeans to simple living I’ve read. (@ zen habits)

Why Being a Habitual Returner Isn’t a Bargain I only return things if they’re defective. Buying something to use it once or twice is a bad choice. (@ mighty bargain hunter)

Tricks to Win at McDonalds Monopoly The only way to win is not to play. Having said that, I do like the strategy of camping out with your laptop in a corner there to get some work done while posting a sign that says “WANTED: The Monopoly pieces you’re going to throw away.” (@ saving advice)

The Surprising True Costs of Nine Common Expenses There are tons of hidden costs in almost everything we do. (@ pt money)

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