Time (value of)

TagLast edit: 29 Jan 2023 0:08 UTC by Andrea_Miotti

Humans have a multitude of resources at their disposal, one crucial one being time. Thinking about the value of time is the deliberate action of estimating the worth of one’s unit of time, comparing it to other resources at one’s disposal, and then being able to make explicit trades between time and other resources.

This is often used in relation to productivity and optimization. Estimating the value of one’s time enables further concrete actions, such as: how can you spend money to free up time? how much should you be willing to spend to free up one hour of your time? what’s the value of an additional work hour for you versus an additional hour of leisure?

Leaky Del­e­ga­tion: You are not a Commodity

Darmani25 Jan 2021 2:04 UTC
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[Question] How should you go about valu­ing your time?

Adam Zerner10 Jan 2021 6:54 UTC
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The In­stru­men­tal Value of Your Own Time

Mass_Driver14 Jul 2010 7:57 UTC
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How Much is Your Time Worth?

lynettebye2 Sep 2019 6:19 UTC
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Col­lat­ing widely available time/​money trades

RyanCarey19 Nov 2012 22:57 UTC
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Neu­tral hours: a tool for valu­ing time

owencb4 Mar 2015 16:38 UTC
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Notes on Frugality

David Gross5 Feb 2021 16:54 UTC
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Your Time Might Be More Valuable Than You Think

Mark Xu18 Oct 2021 0:55 UTC
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Stop be­ing sur­prised by the pas­sage of time

10 Jan 2024 0:36 UTC
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