Time vs Money
If its not obvious, my time is being over consumed with my new job at work, fixing up my house, wedding planning, relationship nurturing, China assignment preparations, and everything else that normally goes on. I am not able to give certain things enough attention and it bothers me.
The "Time vs Money" truism keeps popping up with everything I’m doing.
Do I attend another conference call after dinner or do I start to paint a bedroom so I can get the house ready to rent. Do I start putting together my side of the invitation list or deal with the broken dryer at the rental property?
With the lack of time and flexibility, it is costing me. I’m eating out more to save a little time. I’m not studying the grocery flyers to find specials, just going to the store to pick up what I need and moving on. I’m too tired in the evenings to keep tabs on my incoming mail/bill pile. There isn't enough time to get all the improvements done to my house which means I won't be able to generate the rental income I was shooting for. My fiancee and I are seeing less and less of each other because we are both running around working on things which means we spend more to reconnect when we can -- eating out at more expensive places or going to see a movie, etc.
I’m not complaining. We are getting alot done. This will be ok for awhile as long as we continue to see progress in reaching our financial goals. Hopefully next year things will slow back to "slower" pace for me. Then I can spend my time clipping coupons, turning off lights in unused rooms to save electricity, and cooking dinners at home.
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