Time vs Money: Which is more valuable?

View Poll Results: Which is more valuable?

Voters
22. You may not vote on this poll
  • Time

    20 90.91%
  • Money

    1 4.55%
  • They are equally as valuable

    1 4.55%
  1. #1
    InItToWinIt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 14
    Location
    The gym
    Posts
    1,686

    Time vs Money: Which is more valuable?

    I think this could be a fun topic.
    Advertisement

  2. #2
    UKMustangFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 05
    Location
    Family of 4, coming January 2019...
    Posts
    64,218

    Without question time.

    It's the most valuable commodity any one person has.

  3. #3
    InItToWinIt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 14
    Location
    The gym
    Posts
    1,686

    I personally think time is more valuable.

    For example, I asked my brother what he wanted for his birthday this year, and his response was a car wash. I said like a really good/expensive one? He said "No, I don't care if you do it yourself, I just want somebody else to take the time to do it."

    Call him lazy, but I see the point. Time with family and people (at least to me) can be better than a check for $1 million (I think, I haven't gotten any of those yet... )

  4. #4
    UKMustangFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 05
    Location
    Family of 4, coming January 2019...
    Posts
    64,218

    The one thing about money is it can buy you time.

    Have enough money, you can spend all the time you want with the people you want, doing the things you want. Sadly, I'll never reach that point.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Apr 10
    Location
    Wherever I want to be
    Posts
    9,165

    On the surface, it looks like an easy question with time being the answer. But without means your quality of life can be greatly diminished, which most of us truly haven't experienced true hunger, health issues we can't afford and even basic entertainment. It it is more equal to me after thinking about it.

    You can really have so much of one it takes away the other.

  6. #6
    InItToWinIt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 14
    Location
    The gym
    Posts
    1,686

    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    The one thing about money is it can buy you time.

    Have enough money, you can spend all the time you want with the people you want, doing the things you want. Sadly, I'll never reach that point.
    Don't sell yourself short, you never know what will happen!


    I agree, and (I am stealing this from a post I read on BGP) I like how the phrase "Money is not everything" is, in general, only said by people for whom money is not an issue. It definitely is the only factor in almost all of the decisions that most people make on a daily basis.

  7. #7
    HammerTime's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 05
    Location
    "Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure." - Napoleon Hill
    Posts
    72,269

    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Without question time.

    It's the most valuable commodity any one person has.
    No question!

  8. #8
    spindoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 05
    Location
    It's the most wonderful time of the year
    Posts
    55,390

    I'll qualify and say quality time.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Nov 10
    Posts
    1,192

    I think it differs based on your current position in life. I can understand an older person arguing that time is more valuable than money, because that person has less time left. From my standpoint, a "young'in" coming fresh out of school, I would much rather accumulate money now at the expense of time. So, I would rather work longer hours and have less "free time" now, and accumulate the maximum amount of money possible at a young age so I have more opportunities available to myself later in my life.

  10. #10
    BigVMan23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 13
    Location
    Near Frankfort
    Posts
    9,517

    I could be making 2...2 1/2 times my salary right now if money was the motivating factor for me. However, with that would come a much increased work load and far less time for my personal and volunteer activities, which are very important to me. So, while yes I would love to have a nicer/bigger house and a big new truck sitting in the driveway, time is more important to me.

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Jan 09
    Posts
    7,358

    All about timing. At a certain point in life, you care less about money and more about time. I've reached that point. Still close enough to the other side that I still wish I had that $$$$$.

  12. #12
    nkypete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 09
    Location
    Taylor Mill, KY
    Posts
    7,307

    I would argue that an answer is missing - Health

    If you have all 3, life is good.

  13. #13
    coldweatherfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 05
    Location
    Somewhere between the mist and the moonlight
    Posts
    10,054

    I can always make more money.

    I can't make more time or get any of it back.

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Nov 02
    Posts
    55,091

    Time. Once it's gone, there's no way to get it back. You can't beg, borrow or steal it back.

  15. #15

    Join Date
    Sep 13
    Location
    Shang Ri La
    Posts
    2,769

    My college economics professor laid it out in terms of mowing yards. He asked should you mow your own yard or not and how much is the maximum should you pay. Lets say I make around $35 dollars an hour for my time working and someone is willing to mow my yard for anything less than about $30 per hour I would be stupid to waste my time mowing and not paying someone to mow. If I make $12 an hour and someone wants to charge me anything more than that then I would be stupid to pay to have them mow for me.

Top