The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Longer Days Edition

One of the biggest reasons I enjoy spring is the lengthening days. Rather than the sun creeping above the horizon at 7:15 and disappearing at 4 in the afternoon, we now have days where the sun starts to peek up at about 6:30 and then disappears at about 7:30. As the spring wears on, the days will get longer and longer and longer.

My single least favorite element of the late fall and winter is the short days. I can deal with the cold and the snow, but when you have days that are over in just seven or eight hours, I’m ready for something different.

A big part of me would enjoy moving to the southern hemisphere in September, then moving back to the northern hemisphere in March.

Spend Money to Make Money – Invest in Your Career Investing in your career is well worth it, provided you do it in a sensible fashion. There are definitely good career investments and bad ones. (@ planting our pennies)

Is the Costco Membership Fee a Bargain or a Scam? I think it heavily depends on your buying habits. You need to have a firm grasp on whether or not you’re actually saving money by shopping there as opposed to a discount grocer and, if you are saving money, how much you’re saving. (@ wealthy turtle)

How to Find a Company with Great Work-Life Balance I think the key thing for many professionals is to think of job interviews as not just the company interviewing you, but you interviewing the company. Ask questions like this when you’re being interviewed. (@ pt money)

Goodbye Supermarkets This person lived for a year without entering the local supermarket, living instead off of wholesalers and farmers’ markets and slashing about a third of her food budget. (@ guardian uk)

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