The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Daylight Savings Time Edition

As far as I can tell, far more efficiency and productivity is lost due to the switch to and from Daylight Savings Time than is gained due to the shift in daylight hours.

The best solution, in my opinion, is to simply pick one time or the other and stick with it. No more silly clock shifting that leaves people feeling a bit out of whack for several days and missing appointments because you forgot to shift one clock or another. Just stay with one time setting or the other one.

Will You Still Need an Emergency Fund When You Retire? Yes. It’s never a good idea to take unplanned withdrawals from a retirement account, and an emergency fund helps to keep you from doing that. (@ investor junkie)

Investment Books Every Investor Should Read These are all worthwhile reads. The more you read about investing, the more likely it is that you’ll feel confident about your choices and know what you’re doing. (@ novel investor)

Check for Money Leaks Even the tightest budget can still have money leaks. The fewer of these you have, the easier it is to get ahead financially. (@ squirrelers)

What’s an Appropriate Level of Stockpiling? As long as you have adequate storage space and are able to actually use all of the stuff you’re stockpiling before it goes bad, it’s really up to you. (@ planting our pennies)

The Worst Attack Is Indifference A negative attack means people have enough interest and passion about what you’re doing to bother with an attack, which means you’re having an impact. (@ seth’s blog)

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