The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Questionable Weather Forecasts Edition

Last week, the local weather forecasts were predicting a giant winter storm. Some forecasts were projecting as much as twenty inches of snow in our area.

We got a total of two and a half inches.

Earlier this week, forecasts were projecting a 20% chance of snow for us and, if we did get any, it would be an inch or so.

We have six inches on the ground as I type this and it’s still snowing.

Sometimes, meterology seems like a very inexact science.

Is Mobile Banking Safe? Is your phone safe? Mobile banking is only as secure as the weakest link, and that weakest link is your phone. (@ one money design)

What Should You Do If You Don’t Like Your Engagement Ring? Whenever I read articles like this, I get the sense that my emotional wiring is different than some. The interactions described there would just make me uncomfortable from beginning to end. My solution was to look at rings regularly with my wife-to-be so that I had a great idea of what she liked. (@ tie the money knot)

Stay Productive and Organized While Working From Home If you ever work from home, whether it’s a “once in a while” thing or an everyday thing, you’ll find something useful here. (@ unclutterer)

Spend More To Save a Little? “If you spend $80, we’ll trim $20 off your bill” sales don’t appeal to me very much. I generally don’t buy anything I don’t need or want regardless of sales. If I do have something in mind that I’m planning on buying, I will wait for a sale, of course, but the only time a sale like that would matter to me is if it coincided with something that cost $80 or more that I was already going to buy. (@ one frugal girl)

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