The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Sunburn Edition

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It’s the first truly nice day of spring here in central Iowa, so what do I do? I spend virtually the entire day outside, from not too long after dawn until sunset.

It felt wonderful – except for the sunburn. Even though I used sunscreen, you can tell at an immediate glance which spots I missed.

So goes the first nice day of the year, I suppose.

5 Ways to Save Money and Energy Without Even Trying I really like tips like these because they usually involve one single effort up front, which is followed by residual savings for a long time. If I could do something once for an hour that would save me a quarter on every energy bill for the next ten years, I’d do it immediately (that adds up to $30, by the way). (@ free money wisdom)

Keep Your “Someday” List from Being Cluttered For me, the two techniques that really work the best are to consistently set aside time for “someday” things and to constantly re-think my “someday” list and cross off the things that are no longer of interest to me. This keeps the list manageably small. (@ unclutterer)

How Limitations Can Be Positive I think this is the biggest misunderstanding about frugality. People see it solely as a restriction on what they can do. I see it as quite liberating – it opens the door to doing and trying lots of things I would have otherwise skipped. (@ pick the brain)

Avoiding fear by indulging in our fear of fear I think this is a really big key to procrastination. (@ seth godin)

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