Updated on 05.29.12

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Sunburn Edition

Trent Hamm

I spent a ton of time outside this past weekend. Although I put on a bunch of sunscreen, I didn’t apply enough to my shoulders and spent several hours swimming. My shoulders are burnt.

In fact, it looks rather weird. I’m not burnt anywhere else except for the top of my shoulders, and they’re bright red.

I’ve been trying various things on it to soothe the burning. I’ve had the most success with aloe vera and with some of our son’s diaper cream. Both have really taken away the burning and the irritation from where my shirts touch my shoulders.

I’ve learned my lesson. Next time, be more careful with the sunscreen.

A Few Unconventional Ways to Reduce Gas Consumption If you’re going to be driving on your summer vacation (as we are), this can pretty much serve as a checklist of things you should do to your car to get ready. (@ one cent at a time)

The Best Approach to Long-Term Savings (Non-Retirement): Building Your Nest Egg This article offers up some really good questions to think about when you’ve reached debt freedom and are trying to figure out what’s next in your financial journey. (@ pt money)

‘Microjobs’: Quick Extra Cash This is a brilliant idea, actually. You can carry it even further and apply it to your own money-saving tasks: one ‘microjob’ might be making a bunch of frozen entrees for yourself, which will save you some cash. (@ frugal cool)

Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft If you’re even remotely suspicious of identity theft, this is a great checklist to start with. (@ my dollar plan)

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  1. Lilly says:


  2. Lilly says:

    Determined to get my comment through moderation. I may be here all day…

  3. Lilly says:

    Never mind, I give up… coupons

  4. Kevin says:

    testing – simply, incredibly, tons – testing

  5. Johanna says:


  6. Johanna says:

    Second sunb-rn edition in three weeks.

  7. Johanna says:

    Why the h-ll do I need to censor “sunb-rn”?

  8. kc says:

    Trent, next time wear a tee shirt with your $3 bathing suit!

  9. valleycat1 says:

    one cent at a time is a kindred spirit to Trent, and the advice given there lives up to the blog’s name.

    And, Trent needs to update his “blogs I read” list since few of his round up links come from that list any more.

  10. Lilly says:

    Use white vinegar immediately after sunb-rn

  11. Lilly says:

    Johanna I can’t believe THAT was why my comments wouldn’t go through…

  12. Lilly says:

    I like #8 kc’s comment.

    And I noticed that the sunb-rn topic has been mentioned VERY frequently in the past couple weeks.

    Get coupons for sunscreen

  13. Evita says:

    Can any sunscreen last through hours of swimming ?

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