Los Angeles is hot hot hot! The heat has finally made it West. It is not unusual in southern California to have temperatures over a hundred degrees this time of year, but it lasting longer this year. Humidity drops to low 20s or sometimes single digits. Fires become common thanks to the winds that cause the higher temperatures. In the last few days, there were even some earthquakes. What can you do?
The good news is the temperatures drop down to the 60s at night. At least you can turn off the air conditioning at night. I close up the house at 6 AM and my thermostat is set at 78 degrees during most of the day. Around 3 PM, the thermostat lowers the temperature to 75 degrees. Closing the blinds and shutters help keeps the house cool most of the day. I keep my utility bill reasonable by using a setback thermostat and closing the shutters and blinds. At night, we use a ceiling fan when necessary.
I stay cool by riding my bicycle early in the morning and finishing my workouts before 9 AM. When I return to work everything changes, but summer temperatures can go through September/October. What are you doing during the excessive heat? It is up to you to make changes to deal with it! I can also identify the best or my favorite articles of the week. This makes a good segue to today’s picks for Friday Night Links.
The following articles caught my attention:
Beating Broke – Are You a Financial Olympian?
Boomer & Echo – Why Is It So Hard To Sell Those Investment Dogs?
Broke Professionals – How to Affect Change – Part Two – Vital Behaviors to Change
Cash Money Life – How to Register for Social Security Benefits Online
Darwin’s Money – My Roth IRA: Beating the Market and a Look Under the Hood
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I read more than five hundred (500) articles a week and I highlight just five (5) in my Friday Night Links. What are you doing?! Thanks for reading Friday Night Links Hot Hot Hot Edition.
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Los Angeles is hot hot hot.