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Give Me Money or Give Me Time

Which would you rather have, time or money? It seems like such an easy question, but time and money are the elusive struggle for so many. Both hold value, and both get spent. But, of course time can hold more value since you can’t get more time, and you can make more money. There is no easy answer to this question. Finding personal balance may be a place to start.

I think about this a lot in my reinvented work life. I’m on the board of the small private school. Years ago, the school had a leaf raking day on a Saturday morning. Students, parents, teachers and administrators would sign up weeks in advance to help rake the fallen leaves into piles, drink cider and enjoy the friendship of the school community. In the last few years, the attendance has dwindled so low that that the event had to be canceled. The sentiment we heard over and over again was, “We don’t have time. I’ll just give you some money to hire someone to rake the leaves.” I couldn’t help but think about all of the fun and the camaraderie that gets lost by not allotting the time to connect. How about the message the kids are getting?

Time management and life balance issues seem to define our fast-paced times. What is the value of your time?

Zen Habits claims you can design your life to get the time you need. “Even if you just want to free up a little time for a hobby or for doing something relaxing, you can do that.”

Read on for 20 ways to find time in your life…

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.


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12:09AM PDT on Jul 6, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

4:37AM PST on Dec 12, 2011

A very interesting article, people always say: "I shall buy you some time" or "You need time to make money" and there is an old saying in the arab language: "Time is like a Sword, if you didn't cut it, then it will cut you down".
Threr are always lots and lots of methods and ways to guaranty the money, yes guaranty, who does say you have to make money, money is always there all what you have to do is just collect it using the best way... if someone wants to find out how to use these methods then visit this blog for more information:

4:16PM PST on Dec 31, 2010

THIS is the sort of article - and discussion - I like to hear! :)

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4:49PM PST on Dec 2, 2010

I need plenty of both. Never enough of either.

9:04PM PST on Nov 29, 2010

Thanks! I'm sending this to some people I know...and planning to go through the list myself and look at my priorities...

10:48PM PST on Nov 25, 2010

Some great stuff im coming across here. I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here! keep up the good work.

2:03AM PST on Nov 24, 2010

interesting article, interesting opinions...

7:58PM PST on Nov 23, 2010

Been unemployed for 3 months. Plenty of time, no money

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I got most of these right! I have 6 dogs and a cat and I need to know these things!

How sweet. She realizes that they are friends and can rest peacefully.


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