Friday Gathering: Daylight Savings Edition

By Stew

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I don’t know about you, but I think Daylight Savings is dumb. Why not just let the amount of sunlight wax and wane naturally? I miss driving home when the sun is still up at 5 pm . . . not a big deal, but I would love to get rid of it. Here are some articles that I found interesting this week:

Ron from the Wisdom Journal posted the top 10 consumer credit card events of 2009 – a good read. I am not sure that our current credit paradigm is going to last much longer. We’ll see . . .

The Silican Valley Blogger give a few suggestions of the best ways to invest small amounts of money.

A guest post on Christian PF entitled “There is no such thing as a free lunch – or is there?”. Read it to find out.

Kevin, a staff writer at Moolanomy tells why the first time home buyer extension is a bad idea. I tend to agree with him.

Two weeks ago, I announced the return of Ask Me Anything. I have received several questions and I am working on responses. When I make the final edits, I will post them as a part of my Friday posts. In the meantime, if you want to “ask me anything”, send your questions to glblstew(at)gmail(dot)com.

Have a great weekend. Remember – don’t just spend money, spend time with family.

And the winners are….

Here are the 5 winners of the book “In Cheap We Trust”:


Financial Samurai


Rob Garcia

Sally Williamson

Winners will be contacted by emails over the weekend.

thx for all the participants!

Article by Stew

Photo by Chris Makarsky

9 Responses (including trackbacks) to “Friday Gathering: Daylight Savings Edition”

  1. Kate Says:

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway, I’m so excited for the book, and will definitely put some of those frugal comments to use. Its always good to read about others who try to be concious of their spending as well…although I think I’ll continue to use my turn signal in the car!

  2. Seth Says:

    I’m afraid you’d still have to drive home in the dark at 5:00 pm if there were no daylight savings time (if I understood you correctly). The savings is during the summer to get less sunlight in the mornings an more in the evenings… that said, I too think it is dumb and unnecessary (my internal schedule has really been messed up this week).

  3. micki Says:

    Seth is right…. what would be happening is that you would be driving home in the dark a lot longer than you do now…personally i wish we could just stay on DST all year. that way we could drive home in the light longer, plus our internal clocks would not have to go thru that infernal shift 2x a year! ugh. the older i get the more i dislike it.

  4. Susie G Says:

    I agree – daylight savings is dumb to me, too!

  5. The Digerati Life Says:

    I so agree on DST! What is the point? Oh well. Thanks for the awesome roundup!

  6. Dramon Says:

    Move to Arizona! Most of Arizona does not do the DST. As stated, there is no ‘savings’ of daylight, it just moves it evening to morning.

    It was originally touted as energy savings and I would be interested to see if anyone proved that it did or did not save energy.

  7. Financial Samurai Says:

    Whoo hoo! Can’t believe I won something. Thanks for the gift.

    As today is Veterans Day, I just wanted to let everybody know that there are 131,000 homeless Veterans in America today. This is unacceptable to me, and I hope people spread the word to raise awareness!


  8. battery-stores Says:

    I like your style. It is wonderful.

  9. Nam N. Says:

    I always have a hard time adjusting to the daylight savings time but I find that getting my daughter in bed when it’s still light out is ‘very’ troublesome!