What are you surprised people don’t just buy?

Two of the main re­sources peo­ple have are time and money. The world offers many op­por­tu­ni­ties to trade one for the other, at widely vary­ing rates.

I’ve of­ten heard peo­ple recom­mend trad­ing money for time in the ab­stract, but this ad­vice is rarely ac­com­panied by spe­cific recom­men­da­tions on how to do so.

How do you use money to buy time or oth­er­wise make your life bet­ter/​eas­ier?

See also the flip-side of this post, “what are you sur­prised peo­ple pay for in­stead of do­ing them­selves?