Last week, I was contemplating a purchase. The windshield washer pump in our old Honda Element had died. Here is what I did:Looked up the price of the part online. Yay, only $13!Looked up the repair process on YouTube. Opposite of yay; it looks like a pain in the ass.Called a local repair place to get a quote: Between $200 and $300. Ugggh!Watched the YouTube video again. … [Read more...] about It Was Never About Frugality
Last week, I asked you if we should move. We have $450,000 in equity in our home which I don't like. This money isn't doing anything. I'd rather put it to work. Here is what you had to say: Joel from the excellent new Pour Not Poor podcast: Only move if it will make you happier, not if it will make you more money. What if more money makes you happier? … [Read more...] about Do You Use Time Wisely?
Warren Buffett's annual meeting is famous for the question and answer session. Anyone can get up and ask a question. When I went to the meeting last May, someone near me who looked to be about 30 asked one. While I don't remember what the question was, Warren quipped that 'he'd trade all of his wealth in a second to be the age as the man asking the question.'Lately, I've … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: More Stuff, Less Time
You may think this blog is about money, but it's not. It's really about time. I don't want money to buy fancy clothes or cars or gold iPhone cases. I want money to buy time! Once I have enough dollars working for me, I'm free to do whatever I want with my life.I'm fascinated by how people spend their time. Some waste it watching crappy TV while others work their lives away. … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: “Do caterpillars fart?”