The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Money Is Time Edition

Everyone says that time is money. Well, there’s truth in the reverse, as well. If you spend your money wisely, money becomes time. You can spend your time doing things you care about if you’re not constantly chasing the dollar.

The Rewards of Routine Maintenance This article meanders in a few different directions, but the part that intrigued me is that of “missing” bills even though you can pay them just because you’re disorganized. That used to happen to me fairly often, actually. (@ get rich slowly)

“I Can’t Do My (business, art, purpose, mission) Without Funding First!” There are very few dreams that you can’t chase in your spare time on a shoestring budget. If you have the passion and even a bit of talent, it will click and good things will happen. If you keep telling yourself you need funding first, is it really your dream at all? (@ pick the brain)

Choose to Spend Time on High Impact Activities For me, the “high impact” activities are usually those that would otherwise be called “important but not urgent.” I almost always feel like I’ve really accomplished something whenever I knock out some of those types of activities. (@ dumb little man)

Starting a Household Ledger – With Pen and Paper An older couple I used to know pretty well did this. They kept a ledger on their front table and when either one of them spent money, they recorded it in the ledger. Whenever new money came in, they recorded it in the ledger. It seemed to work really well for them. (@ frugal dad)

Frugal Web: Is A Penny Worth A Stoop? I often bend over to pick up pennies. We have a penny jar in our bedroom, so I just toss the pennies (or other loose change) in my pocket and toss it in the jar. When the jar fills up, we cash it in and suddenly we have $30 or $40 we didn’t have before. (@ frugal for life)

Is Goldline a Scam? I don’t think comparing Goldline to ETFs is a true comparison. Some people literally want the gold in their hands, not just an investment. (@ bargaineering)

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