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Saving Money versus Saving Time


I've recently came to the realization that my time is worth more to me than my money.

For instance, why shop for hours just to save a few dollars. I know that some people need to save every penny that they earn just to survive, and they should continue doing so. However, most people who have money are willing to put a lot of effort and time just to save a very small amount of money. Another example is that people are willing to drive extra miles trying to find another gas station with cheaper gas when their car is almost out of gas just to save a few pennies per gallon. The stress, the time, and the possibility of completely running out of gas on the road are not worth saving less than a single dollar to me.


Personally, I find that my time relaxing and resting is usually well worth the extra cost of paying a little bit more for something. Heck, my time working is worth MUCH MORE than the extra cost for everyday shopping. That is why I prefer to shop at a supermarket that has everything that I need instead of going to several possibly cheaper stores that are located significantly out of the way.

In my opinion, it does not make sense being too cheap to yourself. Saving my time is worth more to me than saving my money.

by Phil for Humanity
on 11/14/2008

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