Remember in first grade when you learned about the greater than, less than, and equals signs and how the alligator always wants to eat the bigger fish? Well, in this case, the alligator in that title up there wants to eat the time, so it must be greater than money.
Now, normally, people say “Time is Money,” but I recently saw an inspirational quote on Pinterest that argued that time is much more valuable than money, and unlike most quotes that show the back of a girl’s head, this one is true. Why is it true? You can always make more money, you cannot make more time.
This is important when you want to save money. Couponing and looking for sales is time consuming. Is that time worth it for the money you will save? A lot of times, yes, but sometimes you will have to be honest with yourself and say no. If you enjoy doing it, or you save a lot, that needs to be taken into consideration. So does what you could otherwise do with that time.
Another reason time is more valuable than money? No matter how much money you do or do not spend, you can usually find a way to get the results you want. But no matter what route you take, there will be a time investment. Making laundry detergent with supplies you already have? That takes time. Ordering it online to take advantage of a great deal without spending gas to get to the store? You still have to wait for it to be delivered.
No matter what your budget is, you can usually work around it. But whether you are planning a costume for an upcoming convention or getting supplies for the upcoming month, you will need to spend a little time to get it done. And because time is a finite resource, you want to make sure you spend it in the best possible way for you.