In 2013, LearnVest and Chase Blueprint conducted a survey in which researchers asked people whether they would rather have more time or money. They found that 54 percent of respondents said, they’d pick the green.
But most respondents, in one way or another, seemed to be after both.
“As a young, single person, I would say that I want more money right now,” said one respondent. “Being able to set myself up financially at this stage in my life will allow me to have more time later in life, when I have a family.”
And they do certainly seem to be linked. The simplest example is deciding whether to pay someone to mow your lawn or clean your house. If you shell out the cash, you get the time but spend the money. Take on the task yourself and it’ll cost you in hours.
The goal is to find a balance, and we have a new section to help you do just that. Look for the Time&Money section in each Tuesday edition. It’s also online at www.heralddemocrat.com/timeandmoney. You’ll find tips to stretch your dollars and shave a few minutes off everyday tasks. You’ll find tips on how to lower your bills, manage your finances wisely, cut corners when you can and know when you shouldn’t.
Maybe you can have your cake and eat it too.
Happy birthday Sunday to Lasandra Moore of Sherman.
Happy birthday Monday to Dennis Scott, Vernicia Lucas, Karen Pruett and Katherine Easter, all of Denison; George Ray Guess-Nelson III, Benita Walker and Tiffany Williams, of Sherman; Tommy Caras of Sadler; Tasana Scales of Little Elm; Bruce Davison Jr. of Allen; and Jaylon Wiley of Houston.
Happy anniversary Monday to Jeri and Joel Bassett, 62 years; Tim and Shirley Arrington of Gunter, 35 years; Charles and Mary Hunter of St. Albans, Vermont, 35 years; and Gil and Frances Nelson of Sherman, 25 years.